7/6/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Noah’s Arc- Short Film (2003) And The Rona Chronicles (2020 Cast Reunion))

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6/29/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Harlem Nights Excepts

Hollywood MondaysMPW-19440Harlem Nights is a 1989 comedy-drama crime film starring Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. The film also featured Michael Lerner, Danny Aiello, Redd Foxx  (In his last film before his death in 1991), Della Reese  and Murphy’s brother Charlie Murphy. Murphy and Pryor star as a team running a nightclub in late-1930s  Harlem, New York while contending with gangsters and corrupt police officials. Continue reading

6/26/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: A Hymn for Alvin Ailey- A Documentary Film

The documentary film A Hymn for Alvin Ailey goes behind the scenes of Judith Jamison’s Hymn and gives you a look at Alvin Ailey’s life from the perspective of those who knew him best. Continue reading

6/22/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Rosewood- Ving Rhames Is Mr. Man

Rosewood  (1997) a historical drama film directed by John Singleton. While based on historic events of the 1923 Rosewood massacre in Florida, when a white mob killed black people and destroyed their town, the film introduces fictional characters as well as other creative departures from historical accounts of the incident.

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6/15/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Diana Ross- Strange Fruit From Lady Sings The Blues

Strange Fruit a song originally recorded by jazz song stylist Billie Holiday in 1939, written by Abel Meeropol and published in 1937. The song was a  protests the lynching of Black Americans. It was featured in the 1972 film Lady Sings The Blues starring Diana Ross.  Continue reading

610/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: The Birdcage

In this contemporary American adaptation of the 1978 outrageous French farce LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the story centers on the life of a middle-aged, flamboyant gay couple…Armand and Albert…in the eclectic community of South Beach, Florida, who have raised a straight son. Continue reading

6/8/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Liberation of L.B. Jones- Starring Roscoe Lee Browne and Introducing Lola Falana

A wealthy Black undertaker seeks to engage a respected lawyer to represent him in a divorce action against his young wife who’s having an affair with a white cop. Jones is seeking a divorce from his considerably younger wife Emma, alleging she had an affair with white police officer Willie Joe Worth, whom he suspects is the biological father of her unborn child. Continue reading

5/25/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Offering (Film Festival Winner)

The Offering is an award-winning short animated film created in almost two years by a group of very dedicated Cogswell College (www.cogswell.edu) students. Since it’s completion in 2010, The Offering has screened at over thirty international film festivals and been proclaimed as an amazing piece of art and cinema. Continue reading

5/11/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Sister Act – Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina Coelitum)

Salve Regina (meaning ‘Hail Queen’), also known as the “Hail Holy Queen“, is a Marian Hymm. The hymn was featured in the award winning 1992 classic film Sister Act starring Whoopi Goldberg Continue reading

5/6/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Fritz The Cat (1972)

Fritz the Cat (1972) is an adult animated comedy film and the first x-rated cartoon film. The film is a satire focusing on American college life of the era, race relations, the free love movement and serves as a criticism of political revolution and dishonest political activists. Continue reading