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

6/22/20 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

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

5/18/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: George Orwell’s Animal Farm (1954)

One night, all the animals at Mr. Jones’ Manor Farm assemble in a barn to hear old Major, a pig, describe a dream he had about a world where all animals live free from the tyranny of their human masters. 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

5/4/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Marx Brothers In A Night In Casablanca (1946)

In this Marx Brothers film, Ronald Kornblow (Groucho Marx) takes over as the manager of a luxurious hotel in Casablanca, in the aftermath of World War II. After discovering that both of his predecessors had been murdered. Continue reading

(Repost) 4/27/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The King and I

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The King and I is a 1956 musical film made by 20th Century Fox. The movie was directed by Walter Lang and produced by Charles Brackett and Darryl F. Zanuck. The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is based on the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical The King and I. The musical starred Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. It was Brynner who pressed for Kerr to play the role. Marni Nixon provided Kerr’s singing for the film.  Continue reading