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Monday, September 24, 2018

Get on the Bus (1996)



































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A group of Black men travels from L.A. to Washington D.C. to attend the Million Man March. During their 3000 mile trip, the mixed personalities of the men allows them to address their differences head-on while trying to understand what it means for them to be Black in America. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Edge of the City (1957)




































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Axel Nordmann (John Cassavetes) takes a job as a dock laborer and is continually harassed by his tyrannical supervisor, Charles Malik (Jack Warden). Malik knows a secret from Axel's past, forcing the young worker to endure his boss's torment. Eventually, Axel befriends Tommy Tyler (Sidney Poitier), an African-American co-worker with a managerial job. Tommy teaches Axel to respect himself. However, Malik, a racial bigot, is threatened by Tommy's confidence, and the situation turns violent. 

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