5/20/24 O&A Hollywood Monday: Grace Jones in Vamp

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Vamp is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Richard Wenk, co-written by Wenk and Donald P. Borchers, and starring Grace Jones and Chris Makepeace. Continue reading

5/15/24 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Lilly Goes Black- Blazing Saddles (1974)


Blazing Saddles is a classic Mel Brooks satire on racism in America. Madeline Kahn as Lilly Von Shtupp steals the show when she asks the new black sheriff  Bart (Cleavon Little),  “So, tell me, schatze, is it twue vhat day say about da vay you people are a … gifted?” Continue reading

5/13/24 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Devil In A Blue Dress (1995) – Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals

In the gritty streets of 1940s Los Angeles, a down on his luck war veteran finds himself caught in a web of deceit and danger when he accepts a seemingly straightforward job to find a missing woman. As he delves deeper into the seedy underbelly of the city, he uncovers dark secrets, political intrigue, and betrayal that threaten to consume him. 

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5/6/24 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: A Ballerina’s Tale

Ballerina Misty Copeland made history becoming the first African-American Woman to earn the position of Principal Dancer with the world renowned American Ballet Theater. Continue reading

4/15/24 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Chicago

Winner of 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and based on the hit Broadway musical, CHICAGO is a dazzling spectacle cheered by audiences and critics alike. Continue reading

3/31/24 O&A NYC EASTER SUNDAY SCHOOL: The Resurrection of Jesus- The Story That Changed the World


The resurrection of Jesus– the story that changed the world brings to life the miraculous event that is central to Christian faith. Continue reading

3/18/24 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN ON HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Trip to Bountiful- Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams, Keke Palmer

Unable to drive, Carrie (Cicely Tyson) begs her son (Blair Underwood) to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Carrie makes an escape to the bus station, where she meets Thelma (Keke Palmer) in The Trip to Bountiful. Vanessa Williams also stars in this film. Continue reading

3/10/24 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: An Evening with the Iconic Chris Mitchell

Christopher Alexander Mitchell better known by his stage name Chris Mitchelll, is a saxophonist whose sophomore album, Turquoise, brought him ‘breakthrough recognition’ 2011; sold in over 75 countries and 20 sites around the globe; Including his first live performance film An Evening with Chris Mitchell. Continue reading

3/12/24 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN ON INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Fannie Lou Hamer Fought For The Rights Of Black Americans

  In 1962, Fannie Lou Hamer was ready to cast her first ballot – but Mississippi wasn’t ready to let her vote. Denied registration, she fought for rights for Black Americans. Continue reading

3/11/24 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN ON HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Mahalia Jackson Documentary

This timeless documentary about Mahalia Jackson, the legendary Queen of Gospel,  features Jackson herself  telling her story of her life and times! Continue reading