9/16/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth Dance So Near and Yet So Far (You’ll Never Get Rich – 1941)

You’ll Never Get Rich (Columbia Pictures) is a 1941 Hollywood musical comedy film with a wartime theme directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth. The picture was very successful at the box office, turning Hayworth into a major star, and provided a welcome boost to Astaire who felt his career.
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9/9/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The River Niger (1976) Starring Cicely Tyson,  James Earl Jones And Lou Gossett

The River Niger is a 1976 film adaptation of the 1972 Joseph A. Walker of the same name. The film was directed by Krisha Shah, and starred James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson, and Louis Gossett Jr.  Continue reading

8/2/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Mack (Excerpts)

The Mack (1973), follows the rise and fall of Goldie, an Oakland pimp. The film directed by California native Michael Campus, and starred Max Julien and Richard Pryor with Oscar-nominee Juanita Moore, and Tony nominated actor Dick Anthony Williams. The movie was filmed in Oakland, California.  Continue reading

8/26/29 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The New Girl in the Office (1960)

The New Girl in the Office (1960), a drama about the hiring of the first white-collar African American worker at a manufacturing plant. Produced by President’s Committee on Government Contracts. Featuring Ed Asner, Lou Gossett, Clarice Taylor and Gail Fisher as The New Girl. Continue reading

8/19/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Rufus Jones For President (1933) Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr and Ethel Waters

Rufus Jones For President (1933) starring Ethel Waters, Hamtree Harrington, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dusty Fletcher, Edgar Connor, The Will Vodery Girls, The Russell Wooding Jubilee Singers.  Continue reading

8/5/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Pip- A Short Animated Film

Pip animated short film presented by Southeastern Guide Dogs — A heartwarming tale for underdogs everywhere, Pip is the story of a small dog with a big dream—to become a Southeastern Guide Dog. Does she have what it takes? Continue reading

7/29/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Circle Of Life- Lion King Movie (1994) Featuring Carmen Twillie, Lebo M.

Circle of Life is a song from Disney’s 1994 animated film The Lion King. Composed by Elton John, with lyrics by Tim Rice, the song was performed by Carmen Twillie (the deep female lead vocals) and Lebo M. (opening Zulu vocals) as the film’s opening song.
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7/15/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: AMA – a short film by Julie Gautier

“Ama is a silent short film by Julie Gautier. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions. I wanted to share my biggest pain in this life with this film. For this is not too crude, I covered it with grace. To make it not too heavy, I plunged it into the water. I dedicate this film to all the women of the world.” Julie. Continue reading

7/1/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Benjamin Millepied’s Bach Studies with Aïden Carberry

In his latest film, a collaboration with choreographer Aïdan Carberry, choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied tackles the sound of music—JS Bach’s Prelude No. 1, in particular—within an earthy historical home that reflects the German composer’s own era, while the dance is injected with modern moves and gestures.
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