9/30/15 O&A NYC Wildin Out Wednesday: Little Rascals Hook and Ladder (1932)

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Hook and Ladder is a 1932 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. It was the 116th (28th talking episode) Our Gang short released. Answering the Fire Chief’s request for volunteers, the Our Gang kids form their own firefighting squadron, complete with uniforms, a fire pole, a dog-and-cat-powered alarm, and a jerry-built fire engine. After a few false alarms and delays, the kids get the opportunity to put out a real fire, which they do with the expertise of veteran smoke-eaters.  Continue reading

4/6/15 O&A Hollywood Monday: Jesus of Erskineville

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Jesus recounts a hard day as he waits in line to renew his driver’s license. Short Black Films makes short films with young people from urban Aboriginal communities in and around Sydney. This film written and directed by Alex Romano and features John De Satge as Jesus and Grant Halabe as the labourer. Continue reading