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

8/26/29 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The New Girl in the Office (1960)

The New Girl in the Office (1960), a drama about the hiring of the first white-collar African American worker at a manufacturing plant. Produced by President’s Committee on Government Contracts. Featuring Ed Asner, Lou Gossett, Clarice Taylor and Gail Fisher as The New Girl. Continue reading

5/13/15 O&A Wildin Out Wednesday: Mulignans

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Brooklyn favorite and budding dramedy maven Shaka King got invited to Park City, Utah’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival with his unruffled humor layered in gutsy slurs. Mulignans borrows from the world of New York gangster flicks to confront unequal portrayals in Hollywood. Director King portrays social roles and race through the comic lens in a shocking, but funny race reversal. Continue reading