6/6/22 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY- PRIDE: Paris is Burning

Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. The film is considered to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls, and critics have praised it as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America.”
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4/18/22 (Repost) O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Shakespeare’s King Lear. James Earl Jones, NYC Shakespeare Festival, 1974

Reposted by popular demand O&A NYC Magazine present an extraordinary live performance of William Shakespeare’s King Lear with the one and only James Earl Jones in the title role. Filmed in 1974 before a live audience in Central Park for the New York Shakespeare Festival the production featured  Jones, Paul Sorvino and Raul Julia. Continue reading

4/4/22 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: White Night Opening Credits

The opening ballet sequence, Le Jeune Homme et La Mort, originally choreographed by Roland Petit in 1946 and performed anew by Baryshnikov and Florence Faure, was filmed at the Bristol Hippodrome.  Continue reading

3/14/22 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Hardest Part – A Short Film By Michael J. Dennis

Michael J. Dennis final film at NYU. Starring Seth Gilliam, Yvonna Kopacz and Issac Bright.Remastered from original camera negative in 2017 by Technicolor Canada. Written, Produced, Directed and Edited by Michael J. Dennis. Continue reading

2/7/22 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Mission (1959) | Sammy Davis, Jr., James Edwards | Buffalo Soldiers

One in this western anthology series hosted by Dick Powell, based on the works of Zane Grey. Dick Powell makes introductory comments about black soldiers service in the U.S. cavalry.  In this episode, the men of the 10th Cavalry, an all black unit known as The Buffalo Soldiers, has been chosen to transport a Comanche chieftain back to the fort where he will sign a peace treaty with the U.S. government. Continue reading

1/17/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: MLK’s Promised Land (1967–1968 America’s Civil Rights Movement)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stakes out new ground for himself and the rapidly fragmenting civil rights movement. Continue reading

1/10/22 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: No Way Out “1950”- Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

No Way Out is a 1950 American film noir and drama directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Linda Darnell, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Dot Johnson and Amanda Randolph who portrays a doctor tending to slum residents whose ethics are tested when confronted with racism, personified by Richard Widmark as the hateful robber Ray Biddle. 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

11/22/21 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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9/27/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY:Fallen | Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Elias Koteas

Warner Bros. Fallen is a 1998 American supernatural thriller directed by Gregory Hoblit, produced by Charles Roven and Dawn Steel, from a screenplay by Nicholas Kazan. Denzel Washington plays a Philadelphia police detective who is investigating occult murders committed by an apparent copycat killer. Continue reading