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

4/20/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Island In The Sun- Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, Joan Collins and Dorothy Dandridge (Complete Film)

Island in the Sun is a 1957 controversial drama film. The film is about race relations and interracial romance set in the fictitious island of Santa Marta.The film features James Mason, Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, Joan Collins, Dorothy Dandridge, Michael Rennie, Stephen Boyd, Patricia Owens, John Justin, Diana Wynyard, and Basil Sydney. Continue reading

3/30/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Moms Mabley – Don’t Sit on my Bed (1948)

Moms Mabley performs Don’t Sit On My Bed form the 1948 all-Black cast film Killer Diller. Continue reading

3/23/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Grace Jones in Vamp

Vamp.1986.rmvb_001402278Vamp 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

3/9/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY/ WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Stormy Weather- Featuring Katherine Dunham And Her Dance Troupe

Stormy Weather is a 1943 film musical produced and released by 20th Century Fox. The movie is considered one of the best Hollywood musicals with an all African-American cast and serve to  showcase of some of the top African-American performers of the time. Continue reading

3/2/20 O&A HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Cotton Come To Harlem – Iris, Officer Jarema and The Paper Bag

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Cotton Comes to Harlem was the beginning of short period in American film that featured black actors in leading roles and the themes dealt with issues from the African-American microcosm. With a screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis, and  directed by Davis this action drama represents the black prospective. Much of the film’s humor is urban black comedy, which was groundbreaking in 1970.

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