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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Sinners (1940)

























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Reverend Jesse Hampton has a bone to pick with the management of Club Harlem, a wildly popular nightspot where drinking and dancing are the rule. No old-fashioned prude, the Reverend tries to see the positive side of the juke joint activities, knowing that the jitterbuggers are basically decent kids who just need to blow off a little steam. But the preacher sees red when the club opens on the Sabbath, threatening to turn the good townsfolk into Sunday sinners. An upcoming dance contest seems destined to become a showdown between the powers of light and darkness. 

Dynamite Chicken (1971)

















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A collection of skits, parodies, musical performances, and film clips relating to the peace movement of the late Sixties and early Seventies. Hosted by Richard Pryor. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Black Sun [Kuroi taiyô, Original Title] (1964)















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One is a young, jazz-obsessed Japanese drifter and other is a black American GI on the lam in Tokyo. The two outsiders become outlaws and the movie depicts their growing bond as an alternately absurd and tragic culture clash.

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