1/3/22 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Anna Lucasta Starring Eartha Kitt and Sammy Davis Jr.

Anna Lucasta (Eartha Kitt) has been walking the streets in San Diego since being thrown out of home, at 19, by her alcoholic father, Joe (Rex Ingram). Continue reading

12/25/21 O&A NYC MERRY CHRISTMAS: The Christ Child- A Nativity Story

This new depiction of the Nativity story recounts in beautiful detail the sacred events found in the Bible about Jesus’s birth over 2,000 years ago. Journey with Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Continue reading

11/30/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Harlem On Parade (1944)| Louis Armstrong and Dorothy Dandridge

Harlem On Parade is a musical number from the 1944 American musical romance film Atlantic City. The supporting cast features Louis Armstrong, Buck & Bubbles and Dorothy Dandridge who recreated Vaudeville acts. The film was reissued in 1950 under the title Atlantic City Honeymoon. Continue reading

11/30/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Giselle- Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov (1977)

Giselle tells the tragic, romantic story of a beautiful young peasant girl who falls for the flirtations of the deceitful and disguised nobleman Albrecht. When the ruse is revealed, the fragile Giselle dies of heartbreak, and Albrecht must face the otherworldly consequences of his careless seduction. This 1977 American Ballet Theater televised production of Giselle was headed by Natalia Makarova, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Martine van Hamel.

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11/22/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Golden Child

As The Chosen One, Eddie Murphy‘s on a madcap mission to save The Golden Child, a youth with mystical powers who’s been abducted by an evil cult. He battles a band of super-nasties, scrambles through a booby-trapped chamber of horrors and traverses Tibet to obtain a sacred dagger. But it’s Murphy’s wit that turns out to be his sharpest weapon in this 24-karat comedy adventure.
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11/13/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES:   The Harder They Fall- Who Is The Real Gertrude Trudy Smith?


Netflix’s The Harder They Fall is making a lot of noise and rightly so. The all-black western drama has a unique storyline with a lot of black cowpeople, a perfect reflection of western culture. Gunning for revenge, outlaw Nat Love saddles up with his gang to take down enemy Rufus Buck, a ruthless crime boss who just got sprung from prison. Continue reading

8/28/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Little Black Sambo (1935) Banned Cartoon

Little Black Sambo, A cartoon version of the Little Black Sambo story produced in 1935. The Story of Little Black Sambo, a children’s book by Helen Bannerman, a Scot living in India, was first published in 1899. This cartoon has been banned from public display in the United States due to the racial nature of its content. Continue reading

8/14/21 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Cab Calloway’s Jitterbug Party (1935)


Cab Calloway’s Jitterbug Party (1935) is a musical short film released by Paramount Pictures (later sold to U.M. & M. TV Corporation). Continue reading

8/9/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Venus and Serena

Venus and Serena (2012) documentary film that takes an unprecedented look into the extremely private world of Venus and Serena Williams. Continue reading

8/6/21 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Carmen and Geoffrey (2005)


This documentary follows the astonishing five-decade marriage of Carmen De Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder and focuses on their careers as dancers, actors, choreographers and more. Continue reading