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In the Heat of the Night

In rural Mississippi a local businessman, the most prosperous one in the city, is murdered. The first suspect is a black man waiting for a train. 160 more words

Drama

Martin Luther King, Jr., and a Picture of Civil Rights

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. (Martin Luther King.)

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The Defiant Ones (1958)

Director Stanley Kramer was known for years as a heavy-handed, social-issues ideologue, but in retrospect—and considering today’s “serious” films about racism, genocide, environmentalism, and so on—much of Kramer’s oeuvre now seems eloquent, passionate, and affecting. 56 more words

Drama

Review: Paris Blues | The Arts Desk

The original 1961 poster for Paris Blues trumpeted it as “a love-spectacular so personally exciting you feel it’s happening to you”. Would it were actually thus. 55 more words

Culture

Great Moments in Black Acting

The December issue of Movieline was dedicated to Black Hollywood.  Twenty years ago, David Thomson evaluated the progress of the acting opportunities in cinema from its beginnings through the mid-nineties. 3,972 more words

Movies

AUTHOR OF ‘TO SIR WITH LOVE’ E.R. BRAITHWAITE DEAD AT 104

The New York Times is reporting this evening that E.R. (Edward Ricardo) Braithwaite, the Guyanese author, educator and diplomat whose years teaching in London’s East End inspired the international best-seller “To Sir, With Love” and the popular Sidney Poitier movie of the same name, has died at age 104. 107 more words

National

Duel at Diablo (1966)

Jess Remsberg (James Garner) is a man on a mission of revenge. His wife, a Comanche woman, has been killed. Jess suspects that the unknown murderer is one of Leiutenant Scotty McAllister’s (Bill Travers) men, but he doesn’t know exactly who. 642 more words

Film