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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My Sweet Charlie (1970, TV Movie)



















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An unmarried pregnant Southern girl, Marlene, (Patty Duke) has run away from home and has taken refuge at an abandon house on the Texas Coast. While dwelling, a black lawyer, Charles (Al Freeman Jr.), who has killed a white man in self-defense and is on the run, has decided to hide in the same abandoned house. Brought together by fate, the two dwellers realize their differences are not so different and an unlikely friends occurs. However, they can not run from their troubled past and the two have to face their truths. Based on the novel by David Westheimer.

Friday, November 24, 2017

To Be Young, Gifted, and Black (1972, TV Movie)


























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When "A Raisin in the Sun" opened on Broadway, the world of literature had found an exciting new voice. In her words, her letters, poems, diaries and plays, there is a uniquely gifted vision of one who left us so young, yet left us so enriched. This is the portrait of Lorraine Hansberry. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Stompin' at the Savoy (1992, TV Movie)

























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As the Harlem Renaissance flourishes in jazzy New York City, Pauline (Vanessa Williams), Esther (Lynn Whitfield) and Alice (Jasmine Guy) struggle to survive. By day, they toil at dreary jobs, dreaming of stardom, riches and happiness. By night, they dance their troubles away at the famous Savoy Ballroom. But when World War II appears on the horizon, the girls find their fortunes unfolding too unevenly to reconcile, and they inevitably begin to drift apart.

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