Interracial/Intercultural Marriage, Relationships, and Families

Interracial/biracial Marriage, Relationships, Families, and Individuals
Interracial Buddy Movies
Chito Childs, Erica and Laudone, Stephanie. "Interracial Images: Popular Cuture Depictions of Black-White Couples" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Hilton San Francisco & Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA,, Aug 14, 2004 UC users only
Cortés, Carlos E. "Hollywood Interracial Love: Social Taboo as Screen Titillation" In: Beyond the Stars, Vol 2: Plot conventions in American film. / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990- (Main Stack PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990; Moffitt PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990)
Hai-Leong, Toh. "Mixed-Race Marriage -- Hollywood's Version." Kinema, Spring 1993 UC users only
Magnuson-Cannady, Melissa. "'My Daughter Married a Negro': Interracial Relationships in the United States as Portrayed in Popular Media, 1950-1975." UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research (University of Wisconsin) VIII (2005) UC users only
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Alien Nation (1988)
Directed by Graham Baker. Cast: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard. Science fiction drama set in Los Angeles in the 1990's about a whole culture of aliens called "Newcomers" who land in the Mojave Desert and are allowed refuge by the U.S. government. In L.A. alone there are 300,000 Newcomers, and Detective James Sykes, a veteran police officer, is out to avenge the death of his partner who was killed by one of the extra-terrestrials. Sykes' new partner turns out to be the force's first Newcomer, and together they uncover a trail of murder leading to the worst drug epidemic ever to hit Planet Earth.

"...a spaceship carrying escaped alien slaves lands in California and quickly establishes an expanding community in LA that is controlled by an bispecies buddy team of undercover cops. Because its complex imbrication of politicized and racially coded meaning allude to all non-White racial minorities, the film's narrative is allegory for the present wave of Latino, Asian, and West Indian to this country, while it also invoke's the nation's repressed, historical relationship to Blacks and chattel slavery." [Black American cinemaEdited by Manthia Diawara. New York : Routledge, 1993. (Main, Moffitt, and PFA: PN1995.9.N4 B45 1993)] 90 min. DVD 2943

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American Fusion (2005)
Directed by Frank Lin. Cast: Esai Morales, Sylvia Chang, Pat Morita, Collin Chou. Yvonne is a divorced middle-aged Chinese immigrant who thinks her life is over, doomed to spend the rest of her days as a slave to her large and eccentric family. Suddenly, romance enters her life and Yvonne gets a long deferred chance for true love. Cultures collide as she falls for the last person a Chinese family would ever accept, Jose, a Mexican-American dentist. A warm-hearted satire of ethnic stereotypes and family relationships providing nonstop laughs. 94 min. DVD X872
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Angelitos negros(Mexico, 1970)
Directed by Joselito Rodríguez. Cast: Manuel Lopez Ochoa, Martha Rangel, Titina Romay, Juanita Moore. Ana Luisa De La Fuente is a beautiful, rich Mexican senorita. But she is also filled with vanity, and has a cruel heart. She is racist and prejudiced against black people, and that is why she hates her nanny, Nana Merce. But what Ana Luisa doesn't know is that Nana Merce is her real mother. When Ana Luisa meets famous singer Juan Carlos Flores, they fall in love and marry but when Ana Luisa bears a child she is horrified and angry when her baby girl turns out to be black. 112 min. DVD 8978
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Anna and the King (1999)
Director, Laurice Guillen. Cast: Jodie Foster, Chow Yun-fat, Bai Ling. English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens has traveled to Siam to educate the fifty eight children of King Mongkut. Each has preconceived ideas about the other's world. Amid the danger of political unrest, their growing respect for each other turns into romance. Special features: Commentary by Andy Tennant, five featurettes, television special, six deleted scenes, theatrical trailer, music video "How can I not love you" by Joy Enriquez, interactive menus, scene selection. 147 min. DVD 525
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Away We Go (2009)
Directed by Sam Mendes. Cast: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Chris Messina, Catherine O'Hara, Jim Gaffigan. A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms. Bonus features: The making of 'Away we go' ; Green filmmaking ; Feature commentary with director Sam Mendes and writers Dave Eggers & Vendela Vida. 98 min. DVD X4006
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Band of Angels (1957)
Directed by Raoul Walsh. Cast: Clark Gable, Yvonne DeCarlo, Sidney Poitier, Efram Zimbalist, Jr., Rex Reason, Carolle Drake, Juanita Moore. The story of privileged society of the Old South centering around Amish Bond, a plantation owner with a secret past of slave trading, a freedom-yearning slave Bond has raised as a son, and the fiery belle, well educated and born into a good family who goes on the auction block when her part-African heritage is revealed. 128 min. DVD X1615; vhs 999:2231
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Bastards (1996)
Directed by Loc Do. Cast: Tuan Tran, Christopher Lance, Christopher Dalton, Tom Lui, Hiep Thi Le. Escaping Vietnam Tony and Tien, two Amerasian brothers abandoned by their American father, arrive in California to search for a better life. As Tien searches for his father, Tony embittered by the "American dream," takes refuge in a local gang of Amerasian kids and enters an underground world of drugs and crime in Little Saigon. Bonded by a similar past, this misfit gang ignites a new passion in Tony's life. 98 min. vhs 999:2438
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Before the Rains (India / UK / USA, 2007)
Directed by Santosh Sivan. Cast: Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Jennifer Ehle, Linus Roache. Set in 1930s southern India against the backdrop of a growing nationalist movement. When a British spice planter falls in love with his alluring servant, the idealistic young man finds himself torn between his ambitions and his family, his village, and his past. Loyalties are tested and destinies decided as two worlds collide. 98 min. DVD X143
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The Bengali Night (La nuit Bengali)(France / Switzerland / UK, 1988)
Directed by Nicolas Klotz. Cast: Hugh Grant, Supriya Pathak, Shabana Azmi, Anne Brochet, John Hurt. Allan is a British engineer who becomes entangled in a forbidden romance with his Indian employer's eldest daughter, Indira. As their passion ignites, the East-meets-West clash of cultures leads to surprising and tragic consequences. Based on a true story. Based on the novel by Mircea Eliade. 115 min. DVD X1750
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Bitter Tea of General Yen(1932)
Directed by Frank Capra. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Toshia Mori, Walter Connolly, Lucien Littlefield, Richard Loo, Helen Jerome Eddy. An American missionary, Megan Davis, in attempting to rescue children from the brutality of China's Civil War, gets rescued/kidnapped by General Yen, a power hungry Chinese warlord. Eastern and Western philosophies collide, as do the characters. Megan wants to return to her fiance in Shanghai, but could it be that in spite of General Yen's heartless brutality, she's falling in love with him? A moody, beautifully atomospheric, sensitively performed film of a tragic tale of unrequited love. 78 min. 999:2185
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Black & White (1991)
Written and directed by Boris Frumin. Cast: Elena Shevchenko, Gilbert Giles, Patrick Godfrey, Gina Delio, Hayward Boling, Debra Jo Jackson, Stephen Parris. The story of Lisa, a young Soviet emigre studying medicine in Manhattan and Roy, an African American building superintendent on New York's Lower East Side. Edgy and emotionally complex, this nocturnal love story is suffused with the melancholy and anxiety of not belonging, and full of the sad understanding of what it means to be a stranger. 96 min. 999:2253
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The Blind Side (2009)
Directed by John Lee Hancock. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon, Kim Dickens, Adriane Lenox, Kathy Bates. Based on the true life story of Michael Oher. Mike, a homeless African-American teenager from a broken home is taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. Living in his new environment, Mike faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome-- as both a football player and student. Mike works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle. Based on the book "The blind side: evolution of a game" by Michael Lewis. 128 min. DVD X2851
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Cammarota, Julio. "Blindsided by the Avatar: White Saviors and Allies Out of Hollywood and in Education." Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p242-259, 18p UC users only
Pimpare, Stephen. "The welfare queen and the great white hope." New Political Science, Sep 01, 2010, Vol. 32 Issue 3 p453-57 UC users only
Roddick, Nick. "Sandy the saviour." Sight & Sound; May2010, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p15-15 UC users only

Borderline (UK, 1930)
Directed by Kenneth MacPherson. Cast: Paul Robeson, Eslanda Robeson, Helga Doorn, Gavin Arthur, Charlotte Arthur, Blanche Lewin. This experimental silent film, made in Switzerland by an independent British film company, is chiefly remembered as Paul Robeson's first film. Boldly blending Eisensteinian montage and domestic melodrama, the film features Robeson and his wife, Eslanda, as lovers caught up in a tangled web of interracial affairs. 63 min. DVD 7281
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Brown, Judith. "Borderline, Sensation, and the Machinery of Expression." Modernism/modernity 14.4 (2007) 687-705 UC users only
Debo, Annette. "Interracial modernism in avant-garde film: Paul Robeson and H. D. in the 1930 Borderline." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Volume 18, Issue 4 October 2001 , pages 371 - 383 UC users only
Diepeveen, Leonard. "H.D. and the Film Arts." Journal of Aesthetic Education, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Winter, 1984), pp. 57-65 UC users only
Donald, James. "Borderline." Modernism/modernity Volume 15, Number 3, September 2008 UC users only
Friedberg, Anne. "Approaching Borderline." Millennium Film Journal, Fall1980/Winter81, Issue 7-9, p130-139, 10p
Latimer, Tirza True. ""Queer Situations": Behind the Scenes of "Borderline."" English Language Notes; Fall/Winter2007, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p33-47, 15p UC users only
McCabe, Susan. "Borderline Modernism: Paul Robeson and the Femme Fatale." Callaloo, Vol. 25, No. 2 (Spring, 2002), pp. 639-653 UC users only
Paul Robeson : essays on his life and legacy Edited by Joseph Dorinson and William Pencak. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2002. (Main Stack E185.97.R63.P375 2002; PFA PN2287.R59.P38 2002)
Watson, Jean. "'Nightmare of the Uncoordinated White-folk': Race, Psychoanalysis, and H.D.'s Borderline." In: The psychoanalysis of race / edited by Christopher Lane. New York : Columbia University Press, c1998. (Education-Psychology BF175.4.R34 P78 1998)

Broken Blossoms (1919)
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp. Adapted from the story: The Chink and the child. A peace-loving Chinaman (played by white actor, Richard Richard Barthelmess) in a London slum befriends a young girl brutally mistreated by her own father. 71 min. DVD 42; 999:57
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Café au lait (Métisse) (France / Belgium, 1993)
Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. Cast: Julie Mauduech, Herbert Kounde, Mathieu Kassovitz, Vincent Cassell, Jean-Pierre Cassell. Lola, a West Indian beauty, confronts her two lovers with her impending motherhood, then flatly refuses to reveal which of the two men is the father. At first, they compete for the right to help Lola through her pregnancy, but soon the three come to a bohemian accord to share the responsibilities of parenthood. 94 min. DVD X4786
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Higbee, Will. "The return of the political, or designer visions of exclusion? The case for Mathieu Kassovitz's 'fracture sociale' trilogy." Studies in French Cinema; 2005, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p123-135, 13pUC users only

Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (2000)
Directed by Chi Muoi Lo. Cast: Paul Winfield, Mary Alice, Chi Muoi Lo, Kieu Chinh, Lauren Tom, Sanaa Lathan, Tyler Christopher, George Wallace. Mai and her brother Dwayne were Vietnamese orphans in a refugee camp when an African-American couple adopted them 22 years ago. As an adult, Mai tracks down her mother and brings her to America for the first time. Now, after an emotional reunion, Dwayne and Mai face conflicting feelings over their identities and loyalites in this touching and funny look at what it means to be family. 119 min. DVD 1799
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The Cheat (1915)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Cast: Fannie Ward, Jack Dean, Sessue Hayakawa. A melodrama in which a society lady borrows from a rich Japanese man in order to pay gambling debts and is trapped into a compromising situation by the handsome villain. 55 min. DVD 3574; DVD 628 (another copy); vhs 999:1074
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Combination Platter (1993)
Directed by Tony Chan. Cast: Jeffrey Lau, Coleen O'Brien, Lester "Chit-Man" Chan, Colin Mitchell, Kenneth Lu, Thomas K. Hsiung, Jia Fu Lin, Ellen Synn, Nathanel Geng. Robert is an illegal Chinese immigrant living in America and working as a waiter in a Chinese restaurant. In desperate need of a Green Card, he sets out to arrange a fake marriage with an American woman. Winner of Best Screenplay, 1993 Sundance Film Festival. DVD X890; vhs 999:1639
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Andrews, David. 'Combination Platter': take one restaurant, add salt and spice. (Tony Chan's first feature film) New York Times v143, sec2 (Sun, Oct 31, 1993):H18(N), pH18(L), col 5, 20 col in.
Maslin, Janet. Combination Platter. (movie reviews) New York Times v142 (Sat, March 27, 1993):12(N), 11(L), col 3, 11 col in.; v143 (Thu, Nov 4, 1993):C22(L), col 1, 9 col in.

Come See the Paradise.(1990)
Directed by Alan Parker. Cast: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi. Set against the background of a controversial period in American history, the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, Come See The Paradise is the love story of an Irish-American man and a beautiful Japanese-American woman. 133 min. DVD 5644; vhs 999:1400
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Corina Corina (1994)
Directed by Jessie Nelson. Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Liotta, Tina Majorino, Wendy Crewson, Larry Miller, Joan Cusack, Don Ameche. A funny, heart-warming story of a newly widowed man struggling to raise his little girl, and the woman who brings magic and laughter back into their lives when she comes to be their housekeeper. 115 min. DVD X6569
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The Crimson Kimono (1959)
Directed by Samuel Fuller. Cast: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Anna Lee, Paul Dubov. Caucasian and Japanese-American Korean War army buddies Corbett and Shigeta now work side by side in the LA homicide squad. When stripper Gloria Pall is murdered, they are sent to investigate. Both are smitten by the lovely Victoria Shaw, who is implicated in the crime. Corbett becomes jealous of Shigeta, who is deeply hurt, feeling that Corbett's animosity is borne of racism. Their friendship, and the central romance, is resolved after the detectives bring the murderer to heel in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Film takes a daring look at interracial romance at a time when it was still a hot-button issue. 81 min. DVD X2350
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Marchetti, Gina. "Tragic and Transcendent Love: Sayonara and The Crimson Kimono." In: Romance and the "Yellow Peril": Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction / Gina Marchetti. pp. 125-57. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1993. (UCBAsianAmer PN1995.9.A8 M37; UCB Main PN1995.9.A78 M37 1993; UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.A78 M37 1993)

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The Doe Boy (2001)
Directed by Randy Redroad. Cast: James Duval, Kevin Anderson, Jeri Arredondo, Jade Hererra, Gordon Tootoosis. This coming-of-age films tells the story of Hunter, a half Cherokee with hemophilia (a "white man's disease"), whose teen angst is compounded by his confusing cultural identity. With an overprotective mother and a distant father, Hunter learns from his grandfather the courage to find the love he desperately seeks. 87 min. DVD 2973
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Gibson, D. "At the movies." Native Peoples v. 15 no. 3 (March/April 2002) p. 15 UC users only

Double Happiness. (1995)
Directed by Mina Shum. Cast: Sandra Oh, Stephen M.D. Chang, Alannah Ong, Donald Fong, Frances You. East clashes with West and generations collide in this comedy about a young Chinese-Canadian woman struggling to appease her old-fashioned father, and at the same time pursue her modern dreams. 87 min. DVD 7470
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Duel in the Sun (1946)
Directed by King Vidor. Cast: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore, Herbert Marshall, Lillian Gish, Walter Huston, Charles Bickford. The hot-blooded son of a Texas land baron and his clear-headed, calm brother become rivals when they meet a beautiful half-breed Indian girl (Jennifer Jones!) who comes to live on their ranch. 131 min. DVD 6689; vhs 999:1358
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Dumbarton Bridge (1999)
Directed by Charles Koppelman. Cast: Tom Wright, Esperanza Catubig, Daphne Ashbrook. John Shed leads a withdrawn and solitary life in a small town south of San Francisco where he works on the salt ponds. He takes little pleasure in life and rarely ventures out with his white live-in girlfriend Belinda. When Minh, Shed's half-Vietnamese daughter arrives, he reacts with callous disregard for her welfare. Belinda invites Minh to live with them. Shed's bitterness and heavy drinking prompt Belinda to move out. Through a series of difficult steps, father and daughter come to terms with their own and each other's ethnicity and find ways to reassert their identity. Shed meets with a black support group and Minh finds her own sense of belonging with the help of a Vietnamese American social worker. 113 min. DVD 4307
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Far From Heaven (2002)
Directed by Todd Haynes. Cast: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis, James Rebhorn. Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it. 107 min. DVD 1713
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Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actress (Julianne Moore)
Golden Globes - Best Supporting Actor (Dennis Quaid)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actress
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director; Best Supporting Actor (Dennis Quaid); Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle - Best Director
Venice Film Festival - Best Actress

Flaming Star (1960)
Director, Don Siegel. Cast: Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest, Delores Del Rio, John McIntire. Set in west Texas in the years after the Civil War, this is the story of a half-breed who's mother is an Indian and whose father is white who is torn between two worlds. After an Indian uprising, his problems mount as he is feared by the whites, mistrusted by Indians and hunted by both. 92 min. DVD 1292
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A Fond Kiss--(UK / Belgium / Germany / Italy / Spain, 2004)
Directed by Ken Loach. Cast: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Shamshad Akhtar, Ahmad Riaz, Shabana Bakhsh. A second generation Pakistani in Glasgow falls for the White, Irish Catholic music teacher at his sister's school. They try to make the relationship work despite a tentative arranged marriage and parental and societal pressures. 114 min. DVD 6806
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Giant (1956)
Directed by George Stevens. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Sal Mineo, Dennis Hopper, Judith Evelyn, Paul Fix. Bick Benedict, his society-gilded wife and three generations of land-rich Texas sons and daughters love, swagger, connive and clash in a monumental drama of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons. A major subplot concerns the racism against Mexican Americans in Texas. When the movie starts, Bick and Luz are racist towards the Mexicans who work on their ranch, which upsets Leslie. By the end of the movie, though, Bick realizes the wrongs of racism and defends his daughter-in-law and grandson, Juana and Jordan Benedict IV respectively, and earns Leslie's respect. Another subplot involves the liberation and striving for equal respect of women, as embodied in Leslie's defiance in having her beliefs controlled by Bick, precipitating her separating from him for a spell. Special features: Disc 1. Feature-length audio commentary by film critic Stephen Farber, screenwriter Ivan Moffat and George Stevens Jr., introduction by George Stevens Jr.; documentary "George Stevens : filmmakers who knew him"; scene access. Disc 2. Documentaries "Memories of Giant" and "Return to Giant", in which cast, crew and Texans spin small and tall tales about the film's legacy; New York premiere TV special Hollywood premiere featurette; project kickoff newsreel; behind the cameras segments; original/reissue theatrical trailers; extensive production notes; production stills and documents galleries; director filmography; awards notes; documentary; scene access. 201 min. DVD 4134
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The Great White Hope (1970)
Directed by Martin Ritt. Cast: James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Lou Gilbert, Joel Fluellen, Chester Morris. Based on the life of African American boxer Jack Johnson, this fictional account of his rise to fame chronicles the battles that the flamboyant champion fought in and out of the ring. Refusing to live within the boundaries deemed acceptable by society (including a love affair with a white woman), this renowned hero and the woman he loved chose to live their lives the way they wanted-- something which evoked great fury from a narrow-minded world. 102 min. DVD 8059
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Goldfarb, Lyn; Ilyashov, Anatoli. "Working Class Hero: An Interview with Martin Ritt." Cineaste, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 20-23, 1991
Miller, Gabriel. The films of Martin Ritt : fanfare for the common man Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2000. (MAIN: PN1998.3.R578 M55 2000)
Naylor, Nicholas. "Muhammad Ali, Jack Johnson, and the 'Problem' of Interracial Relationships: A Re-View of Martin Ritt's The Great White Hope (1970)." Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies, pp. (no pagination), Nov 2003 UC users only
Ritt, Martin. Martin Ritt : interviews Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2002. [MAIN: PN1998.3.R578 A5 2002]
Whitaker, Sheila. The films of Martin Ritt. [London], British Film Institute, 1972. (NRLF (UCB) PN1998.A3 R5371)

Guess Who (2005)
Directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. Cast: Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldaña, Judith Scott, Hal Williams, Kellee Stewart, Robert Curtis Brown, RonReaco Lee, Paula Newsome, Phil Reeves. Percy Jones is the understandably proud father of Theresa. She is a beautiful and intelligent young woman living in New York City. When Percy learns that his daughter is seriously dating a young man, he decides to do some research, and learns that her beau is a solid businessman. Percy arranges to meet Theresa's boyfriend and is a bit taken aback when he meets Simon. Percy never guessed that his daughter was involved in an interracial relationship. When it becomes clear that Simon and Theresa's relationship is likely to be altar-bound, Percy finds himself suddenly full of misgivings about the young man. DVD 4177
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Davies, Sam. "Guess Who" Sight & Sound, Jun2005, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p54-56, 2p Hernán, Vera; Andrew, Gordon "On how to dissolve racial taboos." Contexts Fall 2005, Vol. 4, No. 4, Pages 6869 UC users only

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Directed by Stanley Kramer. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton. Joanna, the caucasian daughter of a publisher, Matthew Drayton, and his patrician wife, Christina, returns home with her new fiance, John, a distinguished black doctor. Christina's mother accepts her daughter's decision to marry John, but Matthew is shocked by this interracial union, and the doctor's parents are equally dismayed. In this film both families are forced to examine their respective levels of racial intolerance. 108 min. DVD 2318; vhs 999:718
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The Human Factor(UK, 1979)
Directed by Otto Preminger. Cast: Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, Robert Morley, Ann Todd, Nicol WIlliamson, and Iman. In this espionage drama the directors of the British foreign intelligence service MI6 have determined that a double agent in the organization is supplying information to the Soviets. Suspicion falls upon the southern Africa office, headed by Maurice Castle, a former field operative who is married to a black South African woman. Adapted from a Graham Greene novel. 115 min. vhs 999:3894
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I Passed for White (1960)
Directed by Fred M. Wilcox. Cast: Sonya Wilde, James Franciscus, Pat Michon, Isabel Cooley. A beautiful young woman meets and marries the man of her dreams--only she has not told him that she is half-black, and he and his rich family and friends are white. She soon discovers that happiness cannot be founded on a lie. Based on the novel by Mary Hastings Bradley. 92 min. DVD X2456
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The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love.(1995)
Directed by Maria Maggenti. A story of two teenagers who unexpectedly experience the excitement, surprise and romantic fantasy of first love. 94 min. DVD X898
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Into the West (TV, 2005)
Directed by Robert Dornhelm, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Jeremy Podeswa, Timothy Van Patten, Mikael W. Watkins, Simon Wincer. Cast: Simon R. Baker, Matthew Settle, Josh Brolin, Tonantzin Carmelo, Gary Busey, Michael Spears, Zahn McClarnon, Skeet Ulrich, Will Patton, Gordon Tootoosis, Alan Tudyk, Beau Bridges,Jessica Capshaw. Jacob Wheeler leaves his dull life behind to strike out west, while Loved By the Buffalo faces his destiny to try to fight a prophecy that his people will be wiped out by the settlers. Jacob marries Loved By the Buffalo's sister Thunder Heart Woman, uniting the two families while around them relations between the two races crumble. 522 min. DVD 4859
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Japanese War Bride (1952)
Directed by King Vidor. Cast: Shirley Yamaguchi, Don Taylor, Cameron Mitchell, Marie Windsor. A Korean War vet (Taylor) falls in love with a Japanese nurse (Yamaguchi) and brings her back to his California home as his wife. However, the neighboring farmers who still harbor anti-Japanese sentiments from World War II, try to break up their marriage. 91 min. 999:1658
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Marchetti, Gina. "Japanese war brides: domesticity and assimilation in Japanese war bride and Bridge to the sun." In: Romance and the "yellow peril" : race, sex, and discursive strategies in Hollywood fiction / Gina Marchetti. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1993. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Asian American Studies PN1995.9.A8 M37 )

The Japanese Wife (India, 2010)
Directed by Abhinav Singh Kashyap. Cast: Rahul Bose, Raima Sen, Chigusa Takaku. Snehamoy, a schoolteacher in the Sunderbans, and Miyage, a young girl in Japan, meet through letters, fall in love over letters, and even get married through letters! They have been married for 15 years, but have never met. Based on The Japanese wife by Kunal Basu. 101 min. DVD X6612
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Java Head(1934)
Director, J. Walter Rubens. Cast: Anna May Wong, Elizabeth Allan, Edmund Gwenn, John Loder, Ralph Richardson. "In her final British star vehicle, Anna May Wong plays a Chinese princess who follows her new husband Gerrit, a young Englishman from a wealthy shipping family, back to 19th century Bristol. The husband's conservative family is scandalized by the arrival of his bride, whose sensational clothing and make-up stands in stark contrast to the restrained Victorian setting. They refuse to accept the stranger, preferring that Gerrit rekindle his courtship of Nettie, a local girl. Cultural differences come between the young couple when the husband rejects his wife's religious faith and confesses his love for Nettie. This film is notable for its frank depiction and implicit critique of the fetishizing of Asian women." [from Philip Leibfried. "Anna May Wong: First Asian American Star!"] 999:1251
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Joy Luck Club (1993)
Directed by Wayne Wang. Cast: Tsai Chin, Kieu Chinh, Lisa Lu, France Nuyen, Rosalind Chao, Lauren Tom, Tamlyn Tomita, Ming-Na Wen, Michael Paul Chan, Andrew McCarthy, Christopher Rich, Russell Wong, Vivian Wu. Now that her mother has died, a Chinese-American daughter has come to take her place in the social club founded forty years ago only to discover secrets her mother never shared with her family. Based on the novel by Amy Tan (New York: Putnam's, c1989. UCB AsianAmer PS3570.A2 J6; UCB Bancroft PS3570.A48 J6 1989; UCB Main PS3570.A48 J69 1989; UCB Moffitt PS3570.A48 J6 1989 *c4 copies)DVD 3151; vhs 999:1042
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Jungle Fever (1991)
Directed by Spike Lee. Cast: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Anthony Quinn. An Afro-American architect begins an affair with his working class Italian secretary. Their relationship causes them to be scrutinized by their friends, cast out from their families and shunned by their neighbors in this moving view of inner-city life. 131 min DVD 580
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The King and I (1956)
Directed by Walter Lang. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, Rex Thompson. Music, Richard Rodgers; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. An English schoolteacher finds herself at odds with the King when she is the teacher at the royal court in Siam in the 1860s. 133 min. DVD 606; VHS 999:696
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Academy Awards - Best Actor (Yul Brynner)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy; Best Motion Picture Actress - Comedy/Musical (Deborah Kerr)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor (Yul Brynner)

Houston, K. ""Siam Not So Small!": Maps, History, and Gender in "The King and I"." Camera Obscura no. 59 (2005) p. 72-117 UC users only
Klein, Christina. "Musicals and modernization : The king and I." In: Cold War orientalism: Asia in the middlebrow imagination, 1945-1961 / Christina Klein. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2003. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Asian Am Studies; Moffitt DS33.4.U6 K55 2003)
Ma, Sheng-mei. "Rodger's and Hammerstein's "Chopsticks" musicals.(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein; "The King and I," "Flower Drum Song" and "South Pacific")(Critical Essay)." Literature-Film Quarterly 31.1 (Jan 2003): 17-26. UC users only

The Liberation of L.B. Jones: A Story of Southern Hospitality (1969)
Directed by Arthur Penn. Cast: Lee J. Cobb, Anthony Zerbe, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lee Majors, Barbara Hershey, Yaphet Kotto, Arch Johnson, Chill Wills, Lola Falana, Fayard Nicholas, Dub Taylor. Lord Byron Jones is a black businessman who owns a successful undertaking business, and is married to the very young and desirable Emma. His ability to cooperate with the white community is clearly an asset in the genteel town of Somerset, Tennessee. When Emma has an affair with a white policeman, divorce ensues and the stage is set for high drama. Based on the novel The liberation of Lord Byron Jones by Jesse Hill Ford. 103 min. DVD X6101
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Little Big Man (1970)
Directed by Arthur Penn. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Martin Balsam, Jeff Corey, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway, Richard Mulligan. Jack Crabb (Dustin Hoffman) is 121 years old. And he's done it all. He's been a full-fledged Cheyenne, an Indian fighter, a snake oil merchant, master gunman, drinking buddy of wild Bill Hickok, colleague of Buffalo Bill, and is the only survivor of Custer's Last Stand. Crabb is either the Old West's most neglected hero or the biggest liar ever to cross the Mississippi. Little Big Man is Jack Crabb's story. In their article, "The Hollywood Indian in Little Big Man: A Revisionist View," Margo Kasdan and Susan Tavernetti comment: " In Little Big Man, Arthur Penn directed a film that inverts the mythologies of American frontier history usually presented in the western genre, and, in particular, the story of the westward expansion. The film combines established generic conventions--the post-Civil War period, Great Plains setting, conflict between whites and Indians--with a reconsideration of western history, a revisionist treatment of legendary figures of the time, of the western hero, and of Native Americans in a comic and ironic tone. This combination makes the film distinctive (while at the same time sows the seeds for such contemporary westerns as Dances with Wolves). (Film & History, xxiii (1993), 70). 140 min. DVD 1738; vhs 999:420

Based on the novel Little Big Man by Thomas Berger

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Love + Hate (UK / Ireland, 2005)
Directed by Dominic Savage. Cast: Tracy Brabin, Samina Awan, Tom Hudson, Nichola Burley. Looks at race relations in working class northwest England as seen through the stories of 17-year-old Naseema, a second generation British-Pakistani Muslim who falls for her white racist colleague, and her elder brother Yousif, whose attitudes to race, religion and women are called into question. 82 min. DVD 9396
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Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Directed by Henry King. Cast: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom, Virginia Gregg, Murray Matheson. A widowed Eurasian doctor and an American war correspondent stationed in Hong Kong begin an intensely passionate affair, but when the journalist is transferred to Korea where war has broken out, tragedy strikes. 102 min. DVD 4840
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The Lover (Amant) (1992)
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Cast: Jane March, Tony Leung, Frederique Meininger, Arnaud Giovaninetti, Melvil Poupaud. A poor French teenager embarks on a love affair with a wealthy Chinese man in 1929 French colonial Vietnam, defying the boundaries of age, race and class. 115 min. DVD 3697; vhs 999:2285
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Magnolia Creek (2004)
Directed and edited by Reina Solunaya. Cast: Chay Santini, Chichi Nnadi. Shows the beginnings of a tender relationship between a hispanic woman and a black man. 9 min. DVD X7021

Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Directed by Wayne Wang. Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci, Tyler Garcia Posey, Frances Conroy, Chris Eigeman, Amy Sedaris, Bob Hoskins. A struggling single mom takes a job as a chambermaid at a luxury hotel in New York. She meets and falls in love with a sauve and sophisticated heir to an American political dynasty, who mistakes her for a society woman. When her real identity is revealed, the reality about their seperate lives sets in. 105 min. DVD 2885
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Knadler, Stephen. "'Blanca from the Block': Whiteness and the Transnational Latina Body." Genders, vol. 41, pp. 37 paragraphs, 2005
Leyland, Matthew "Maid in Manhattan" Sight and Sound 13:3 (March 2003) p. 52-53 UC users only
Negra, Diane. "Structural Integrity, Historical Reversion, and The Post-9/11 Chick Flick." Feminist Media Studies; Mar2008, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p51-68, 18p UC users only
Rios, Diana J.; Reyes, Xae Alicia "Jennifer Lopez and a Hollywood Latina Romance: Mythic Motifs in Maid in Manhattan." In: Critical thinking about Sex, love, and romance in the mass media : media literacy applications / edited by Mary-Lou Galician, Debra L. Merskin. Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ801 .C7397 2007)

Mestizo (Venezuela / Cuba, 1988)
Directed by Mario Handler. Cast: Marcos Moreno, Zeze Motta, Aldo Tulian, Nancy Gonzalez, Victor Cuica, Omar Gonzalo, Eduardo Gil, Hilda Vera. The story of Jose Ramon, the son of a white Venezuelan aristocrat and a humble black fisher-woman, who is trying to define his own identity while dealing with social and sexual conflicts, the Venezuelan culture, the law and the impossible relationship he has with both his parents. 82 min. vhs 999:1990
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Mississippi Masala. (1991)
Directed by Mira Nair. Cast: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore, Charles S. Dutton, Joe Seneca, Ranjit Chowdhry. In this interracial love story, an African American businessman falls for a beautiful Indian immigrant who's family was expelled from Uganda under the reign of dictator, Idi Amin. As their love grows they must deal with shock and outrage from both families. 118 min. DVD 2107; vhs 999:1201
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Mistress of Spices. (USA / UK, 2005)
Directed by Paul Mayeda Berges. Cast: Aishwarya Rai, Dylan McDermott, Nitin Ganatra, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Caroline Chikezie, Anupam Kher. Tilo is an immigrant from India, and a shopkeeper, who is also the "Mistress of Spices." The spices which she gives to her customers help them to satisfy their needs and desires. But then her life changes when she "breaks all the rules" by falling in love with Doug, an American man. Based on the novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. 95 min. DVD 8106
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Monster's Ball. (2001)
Directed by Marc Forster. Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Heath Ledger, Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Mos Def, Will Rokos, Milo Addica, Coronji Calhoun, Peter Boyle. Hank and Leticia inhabit stark, queasy realities of the contemporary South, he as a death row corrections officer and she as the soon-to-be widow of an inmate whose execution Hank helps conduct. In the aftermath of the execution, both lose their children to tragic deaths and they form an unlikely bond. 112 min. DVD 1218
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My Beautiful Laundrette (1986)
Directed by Stephen Frears. Cast: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day Lewis, Gordon Warnecke. Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths--Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches. Based on Hanif's Kureishi novel (UCB Main PR6061.U68 M9 1996; PN1997 .M8871 1986) DVD 1635; vhs 999:431

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My Geisha. (1962)
Directed by Jack Cardiff. Cast: Shirley McLaine, Yves Montand, Edward G. Robinson. "Occasionally amusing comdey. McLaine is movie star who tries the hard way to convince husband-director Montand that she's right for his movie." (Maltin, 1993). She does this by impersonating a geisha--complete with horrendous accent and taped-back eyes. DVD 6811; vhs 999:1352
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"East-West twain find a meeting in MacLaine.: training for My geisha." Life, February 17 1961, Vol. 50, p91-96, 6p
Marchetti, Gina. "The return of the butterfly: the geisha masquerade in My geisha and 'An American geisha'." In: Romance and the "Yellow Peril": Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction / Gina Marchetti. pp. 125-57. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1993. (UCBAsianAmer PN1995.9.A8 M37; UCB Main PN1995.9.A78 M37 1993; UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.A78 M37 1993)
Sheppard, W. Anthony. "Cinematic Realism, Reflexivity and the American 'Madame Butterfly' Narratives." Cambridge Opera Journal Vol. 17, No. 1 (Mar., 2005), pp. 59-93 UC users only
Watson, William Van. "The Metacinematic Butterfly: Giacomo Puccini, Shirley Maclaine, and Jack Cardiff's My Geisha." RLA: Romance Languages Annual, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 407-13, 1998
"O" (2001)
Director, Tim Blake Nelson. Cast: Mehki Phifer, Josh Hartnett, Julia Stiles, Elden Henson, Andrew Keegan, Rain Phoenix, John Heard, Martin Sheen. A modern-day version of "Othello". "O" is the schools' best basketball player (and the school's only African American student), adored by all including his coach and a beautiful classmate. "O" has a troubled friend, the coaches' son, who is deeply resentful of his fathers preference for "O" on and off the court. The seeds of mistrust are sown and it sets into motion a disturbing chain of events. 94 min. DVD 1080
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Nina's Heavenly Delights (UK, 2006)
Directed by Pratibha Parmar. Cast: Laura Fraser, Art Malik, Ronnie Jhutti, Veena Sood, Shelley Conn. A young woman must take over her father's Indian restaurant and compete in The Best of the West Curry Competition. When Nina then falls in love with the beautiful Lisa, she begins to question a world that has been thrown into sudden turmoil. Now she wonders if her feelings will ever be reciprocated and if they are, what will this mean for Nina and her family? 94 min. DVD 8743
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Pariah (1998)
Directed by Randolph Kret. Cast: Damon Jones, Dave Oren Ward, Aimee Chaffin, David Lee Wilson, Anna Padgett, Dan Weene, Ann Zupa, Brandon Slater, Jason Posey, Chris Jarecki, Angela Jones. Based on true events. An inter-racial couple is attacked and the woman is gang-raped in a random attack. This prompts the woman to commit suicide and the man decides to seek revenge from the inside by joining the gang. Once inside however, he is asked to kill someone to prove himself. 98 min. DVD X6921
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A Patch of Blue (1965)
Directed by Guy Green. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford. Accidentally blinded as a child, 18-year-old Selina D'Arcey falls in love with a gentle and charming man, Gordon Ralfe, whom she meets in a rare visit to a park. Her racist mother declares that because Gordon is black, their relationship cannot continue, forcing Selina to choose between her family and her heart. Based on "Be ready with bells and drums" by Elizabeth Kata. 105 min. DVD 4535

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Kelley, Samuel L. The evolution of character portrayals in the films of Sidney Poitier, 1950-1978 (NEWS: MICROFICHE.6030.Unit 98)
Keyser, Lester J. The cinema of Sidney Poitier : the black man's changing role on the American screen. San Diego, [Calif. : A. S. Barnes, c1980 (MAIN: PN2287.P57 .K4)
Marill, Alvin H. The films of Sidney PoitierSecaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press, c1978. (MAIN: PN2287 .P57M3)

Pinky (1949)
Directed by Elia Kazan. Cast: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan. Pinky, a black woman who works as a nurse in Boston, finds that she is able to pass for white. Afraid her true heritage will be discovered, she leaves her white fiancee and returns home to Mississippi where she helps her grandmother care for her employer, an imperious plantation owner. When she names Pinky heiress to her estate, the community rises in resentment triggering a-sensational court trial. Subject of a landmark Supreme Court case in film censorship, this moving story became itself a battle for human rights. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1949. Based on the novel Quality by Cid Ricketts Sumner. 102 min. DVD 5064
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Proteus (2003)
Director, John Greyson. Cast: Rouxnet Brown, Shaun Smyth, Neil Sandilands, Kristen Thomson. A fact-based interracial gay love story of two men incarcerated in the infamous South African Robin Island prison in the 18th century. Claas Blank, a Koi herder was unjustly imprisoned for stealing cattle. Rijkhaart Jacobsz, a withdrawn Dutch sailor, was imprisoned for the crime of homosexuality. The two were placed on trial for sodomy and the film is based partly on court transcipts from the time. 97 min. DVD 3275
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The Purple Plain (UK, 1954)
Director, Robert Parrish.. Cast: Gregory Peck, Win Min Than, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook, Anthony Bushell, Josephine Griffin, and Ram Gopal. After his wife is killed during the Blitz, neurotic and suicidal Squadron Leader Bill Forrester is bent on achieving one thing in the war: his own death. Fellow airmen see him as hostile and incommunicative. But when Forrester's plane crash-lands in enemy territory, he realizes that he must save himself in order to guide his two injured companions to safety. As they cross the Burmese wilderness, the WWII pilot is transformed by his love for a refugee nurse named Anna (played by Win Min Than) who has helped him overcome his grief, giving him the drive to survive the trek. Adapted by Eric Ambler from a novel by H.E. Bate 102 min. DVD X2772
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Romeo Must Die
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, 2000. Cast: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong, DMX, Delroy Lindo. In this modern day Romeo and Juliet, gravity-warping martial arts, cool visual effects and an all-star music track combine in a revved-up action movie. Rough-and-ready Han (Jet Li) shares an attraction with Trish O' Day (Aaliyah) even though their families are rivals in a fierce Oakland turf battle. The two also share plenty of danger as they try to find the real cause of the blood feud. 115 min. DVD 6141
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Beltrán, Mary C. "The New Hollywood Racelessness: Only the Fast, Furious, (and Multiracial) Will Survive." Cinema Journal, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 50-67, 2005 Winter UC users only
Kim, James. "The legend of the white-and-yellow Black man: global containment and triangulated racial desire in Romeo Must Die." Camera Obscura, no. 55 (2004): 150-79 UC users only
Marchetti, Gina. "Romeo Must Die: Interracial Romance in Action." In: The persistence of whiteness : race and contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Daniel Bernardi. London : New York : Routledge, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Comparative Ethnic Studies PN1995.9.M56 P47 2008)

Save the Last Dance (2001)
Directed by Joshua Logan. Cast: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Terry Kinney, Fredro Starr, Kerry Washington. When her mother suddenly dies, Sara must abandon her plans to become a ballerina and join her estranged father on Chicago's gritty South side. A white girl in a black neighborhood, Sara feels out of place until she is befriended by a black classmate and her handsome brother, Derek. Sara and Derek's shared love for dance leads to romance-- and opposition from their families and friends. 112 min. DVD 965
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Sayonara. (1957)
Directed by Joshua Logan. Cast: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Miiko Taka. Romantic James Michner tale of Korean War pilot Brando falling in love with Japanese entertainer Taka. Based on James Michener's novel of the same name. DVD 8433; vhs 999:1351
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Secrets & Lies (France / UK, 1996)
Director, Mike Leigh. Cast: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean- Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook. After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn her daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last. 142 min. vhs 999:1993
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British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film; Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Brenda Blethyn); Best Screenplay - Original
Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or; Best Actress (Brenda Blethyn); Prize of the Ecumenical Jury; Best Actress (Brenda Blethyn)
Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress

Shadows (1959)
Directed by John Cassavetes. John Cassavetes' first film, tells a gripping story of racism set against a New York background in the 1950's. Lelia, a light-skinned black woman living in New York with her two brothers, has an affair with a white man. The relationship soon sours when he meets one of her brothers and discovers she is really black. 87 min. DVD 421
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Carney, Raymond. American Dreaming: The Films of John Cassavetes and the American Experience / Raymond Carney. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1985. (UCB Main PN1998.A3 C3333 1985; UCB Moffitt PN1998.A3 C3333 1985)

Carney, Raymond. The Films of John Cassavetes: Pragmatism, Modernism, and the Movies / Ray Carney. Cambridge [England]; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1994. Series title: Cambridge film classics. (UCB Main PN1998.3.C384 C37 1994; UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.C384 C37 1994)

Selected Program Notes for the Beat Screening List (Excerpts) by Ray Carney.

Show Boat (1951)
Directed by George Sidney. Cast:Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel. A romantic musical of Magnolia Hawks who grew up on the riverboat, Cotton Blossom. When a snitch on board calls the police the leading lady, Julie (who's half African-American) and her white husband are forced to leave the show. Magnolia becomes the leading show boat attraction and a gambler, Gaylor Ravenal, the leading man. They fall in love and marry but soon Magnolia must face reality as she is left alone penniless and pregnant. Based on the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical play from Edna Ferber's novel. 115 min. DVD 470
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Smyth, J. E. "Making Believe: Show Boat, Race, and Romance, 1925-1957." In: Edna Ferber's Hollywood : American fictions of gender, race, and history / J.E. Smyth ; foreword by Austin : University of Texas Press, 2010. (Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3511.E46 Z895 2010)

Show Boat (1936)
Directed by James Whale. Cast: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Helen Westley. A musical which celebrates the loves and heartbreaks of a Mississippi riverboat troupe, starting with a young girl whose heart is stolen by a dashing gambler. Presents timeless songs and an equally timeless outcry against racial bigotry. Includes the memorable performance of Paul Robeson singing "Ol' man river." 110 min. 999:3206
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Ohmer, Susan. "Only Make Believe." In: American cinema of the 1930s : themes and variations / edited by Ina Rae Hark. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85735 2007)
Smyth, J. E. "Making Believe: Show Boat, Race, and Romance, 1925-1957." In: Edna Ferber's Hollywood : American fictions of gender, race, and history / J.E. Smyth ; foreword by Austin : University of Texas Press, 2010. (Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3511.E46 Z895 2010)

Something New (2006)
Director Sanaa Hamri. Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Mike Epps, Donald Faison, Blair Underwood, Wendy Rachel Robinson, Golden Brooks, Taraji P. Henson, Alfre Woodard. A beautiful L.A. career woman, Kenya works as a senior manager at a prestigious accounting firm, and is on the verge of making partner. But she has yet to find her own partner and a fulfilling personal life. After another Valentine's Day spent working late, Kenya agrees to a blind date with Brian, a free-spirited landscape architect who is not exactly what she'd pictured for herself. But it's when her perfect match, Mark, enters the picture that Kenya is truly thrown into confusion and ultimately, must decide what she truly wants. Special features: An introduction to the film by Blair Underwood; "The do's and dont's of dating": from lust to love, the cast of 'Something New' gives everyone something to laugh about with their hilarious insights on the dating scene; the making-of 'Something New': go behind the scenes with the cast and crew and see exclusive never-before-seen footage from the set. 100 min. DVD 9568
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Son of the gods (1930)
Director, Frank Lloyd. Cast: Richard Barthelmess, Constance Bennett, Dorothy Mathews, Barbara Leonard, James Eagle, Frank Albertson, Mildred Van Dorn, King Hoo Chang, Geneva Mitchell, E. Alyn Warren, Ivan Christie, Anders Randolf. Sam Lee, reared by a wealthy Chinese merchant in San Francisco's Chinatown, is tolerated in college only because of his money. Determined to prove himself, he works his way to the Riviera, where he meets Allana, a sophisticated American girl. She falls hopelessly in love with him and refuses to hear anything of his past or background; however, when she learns he is Chinese, she denounces him. Sam returns home, heartbroken, to see his dying father. Through Eileen, his dearest friend, he learns that he was orphaned by white parents. The repentant Allana returns to the United States, and the lovers are happily reunited. Based on: Son of the gods / Rex Beach. 90 min. DVD X6459
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South Pacific (1958)
Directed by Joshua Logan. Cast: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Russ Brown. Set in the Pacific theater during World War II, this musical film explores the theme of racial prejudice in two parallel stories; that of a Navy nurse's love for a plantation owner with two Eurasian children, and a Marine lieutenant's love for a native woman. Based on the novel Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. Adapted from the play South Pacific by Ricahrd Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. 150 min. DVD 506; VHS 999:738
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Thousand Pieces of Gold (1990)
Directed by Nancy Kelly. Cast: Rosalind Chao, Dennis Dun, Michael Paul Chan, Chris Cooper. The true story of a young Chinese woman torn from her homeland and forced to survive in frontier America. An innocent woman in an Idaho mining town's thriving bordello, Lalu rebels and pays a terrible price for her fight against racism and sexism. Wagered as a piece of property, Lalu is handed over to her new owner, Charlie, who opens the door to a whole new life for Lalu--and for himself. Based on the biographical novel by Ruthanne Lum McCunn (UCB Bancroft PS3563.C353 T5; UCB Main PS3563.C353 T51 1981b; UCB Moffitt PS3563.C353 T5). 105 min. vhs 999:886
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Cheung K.. "Self-Fulfilling Visions In The 'Woman Warrior' And 'Thousand Pieces Of Gold'" (Kingston,Maxine,Hong And Mccunn,Ruthanne,Lum) Biography-An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, 1990 Spring, V13 N2:143-153.
Terry, Patricia. "A Chinese Women in the West: 'Thousand Pieces of Gold' and the Revision of the Heroic Frontier." Literature-Film Quarterly v22, n4 (Oct, 1994):222 (5 pages).

A Taste of Honey (1961)
Directed by Tony Richardson. Cast: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Murray Melvin, Paul Danquah. Black and white, gay and straight, mothers and daughters, class, and coming of age. Jo is working class, in her teens, living with her drunk and libidinous mother in northern England. When mom marries impulsively, Jo is out on the streets; she and Geoffrey, a gay co-worker who's adrift himself, find a room together. Then Jo finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand with Jimmy, a Black sailor. Geoffrey takes over the preparations for the baby's birth, and becomes, in effect, the child's father. The three of them seem to have things sorted out when Jo's mother reappears on the scene, assertive and domineering. Which "family" will emerge? 96 min. vhs 999:3610
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Thirteen Women (1932)
Directed by George Archainbaud. Cast: rene Dunne, Ricardo Cortez, Jill Esmond, Myrna Loy. A half-caste with hypnotic powers vows revenge on the Thirteen women who were schoolmates send to a swami for their horoscopes. Little do they realize that Ursula, a half-breed Asian, is using her hypnotic powers over the swami and them to lead them or their families to their deaths. It seems that she too went to their school, but was forced to leave by their bigotry, and is exacting revenge. Will she be stopped in time to save Laura's son, Bobby? Based on the novel of the same title by Tiffany Thayer. 73 min. DVD X6119
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Towelhead (2007)
Directed by Alan Ball. Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Maria Bello, Peter Macdissi, Eugene Jones, Summer Bishil. Jasira, a 13-year-old Lebanese-American girl, moves to suburban Houston to live with her extremely strict father. Jasira must navigate her father's strict indifference, her discovery of sexual pleasure, the casual racism of a neighbor boy and her classmates, the sexual advances of the boy's father, and her attraction to Thomas, an African-American classmate whom her father forbids her to see. Things happen to her, but can she take responsibility and control, or is tragedy inevitable? Special features (80 min.): Community discussion with Ball, Macdissi, Bishil & Hussam Ayloush (30 min.); community discussion with Erian & Rajdeep Singh Jolly (50 min.). Based on the novel: Towelhead by Alicia Erian. 116 min. DVD X798
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West is West (1987)
Directed by David Rathod. Handsome and broke, Vikram arrives from Bombay to find his college plans have fallen through. Exploring exotic San Francisco, he discovers and falls for Sue, a feisty bohemian artist who works at a local movie theater. With his visa running out, Vikram resorts to desperate measures--including a hilariously bungled burglary and an impromptu curbside wedding. It all ends happily with a fairy tale dance number right out of an Indian musical [description from distributor's catalog]. 50 min. vhs 999:1921
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West Side Story (1961)
Directed by Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins. Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chikiris. Musical based on the Romeo and Juliet story, set in New York's West Side slums during the late 1950's, with gang warfare erupting when Maria, sister of the leader of the Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, falls in love with the brother of the leader of the rival Anglo gang, the Jets. Special features (Disc 1): Feature film; original film intermission music (option to play with or without intermission) -- (Disc 2): "West side memories" retrospective documentary containing Natalie Wood's original vocal recordings and new interviews with cast and crew including Robert Wise and Stephen Sondheim; original film intermission music; storyboard-to-film comparison; original release trailers and behind-the-scenes photos -- Collectible scrapbook includes Ernest Lehman introduction; film script; original looby brochure reproduction; behind-the-scenes memos. 153 min. DVD 1747; DVD 551; VHS 999:115
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Academy Award - Best Picture; Best Director
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globe Awards, USA - Best Motion Picture - Musical
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film

White Wedding (South Africa, 2009)
Directed by Jann Turner. Cast: Kenneth Nkosi, Rapulana Seiphemo, Jodie Whittaker, Zandile Msutwana. Set against South Africa's breathtaking landscapes, a high-spirited modern day road comedy about love, commitment, intimacy, friendship, and the unbelievable obstacles that can get in the way of a fairy-tale ending. Ayanda is just days away from her lifelong dream of a modern 'white wedding.' The only problem is that her husband-to-be, the sweet, committed Elvis, is 1,000 miles away. 98 min. DVD X5452
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World of Suzie Wong (1960)
Directed by Richard Quine. Cast: William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Sylvia Syms, Michael Wilding. A beautiful Chinese prostitute captures the heart of a struggling American artist in Hong Kong. Based on Richard Lakin Mason's novel by the same name (UCB Main PR6025.A793 W6 1957) DVD 2721; vhs 999:538
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Hanawa, Yukiko. "The world of Suzie Wong and M. Butterfly: race and gender in Asian America." Radical History Review, Winter 1996, Issue 64, p12-18, 7p
Marchetti, Gina. "White Knights in Hong Kong: Race, Gender, and the Exotic in Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing and The World of Suzie Wong." Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, vol. 10 no. 2. 1991 Winter. pp: 36-49.
McDonogh, Gary W.; Wong, Cindy Hing-Yuk. "Orientalism abroad: Hong Kong readings of The world of Suzie Wong." In: Classic Hollywood, classic whiteness / Daniel Bernardi, editor. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2001. (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.M56 C59 2001)

The Wrath of the Gods (1914)
Director, Reginald Barker. Cast: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Frank Borzage, Kisaburo Kurihara. Features Hayakawa as the patriarch of a family carrying a curse. Tsuru Aoki marries American sailor Frank Borzage (a curly-haired fellow before he turned director), despite a family curse that causes volcanoes to 'empty their bowels' when daughters marry. Concludes with a lynch mob on the trail of the lovers and the father, who has converted to Christianity, followed, of course, by a volcanic eruption. Special features: 1921 comedy short, Screen snapshots with Sessue Hayakawa, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Charles Murray ; stills gallery of illustrations from original novel; stills gallery of Herbert G. Ponting's photos of turn-of-the century Japan; stills gallery of archival photos and correspondence notes of Hayakawa and Aoki; gallery of promotional materials from the original production. 60 min. DVD 9553
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Zebrahead (1992)
Writer/director, Anthony Drazan. Cast: Michael Rapaport, N'Bushe Wright, Paul Butler, DeShonn Castle, Candy Ann Brown, Luke Reilly, Dan Ziskie, Kevin Corrigan, Martin Priest, Ron Johnson, Ray Sharkey. A young Jewish white man begins dating the cousin of his best friend, both of whom are black, igniting long simmering racial tensions at their high school. 102 min. X4879
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Ansen, David. "Zebrahead." Newsweek v120, n17 (Oct 26, 1992):66 (2 pages).
Sragow, Michael. "Zebrahead." New Yorker v68, n37 (Nov 2, 1992):101 (2 pages)

Interracial Buddy Movies

Artz, B. Lee. "Hegemony in Black and White: Interracial Buddy Films and the New Racism." In: Cultural diversity and the U.S. media / edited by Yahya R. Kamalipour, Theresa Carilli ; foreword by George Gerbner. Albany : State University of New York Press, 1998. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Ethnic Studies Lib. P94.5.M552 U628 1998)
Donalson, Melvin Burke. Masculinity in the interracial buddy film Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2006.(MAIN: PN1995.9.M46 D66 2006; Table of contents
Fuchs, Cynthia J. "The Buddy Politic." In: Screening the male : exploring masculinities in Hollywood cinema / edited by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark. London ; New York : Routledge, c1993. (Main Stack PN1995.9.M46.S36 1993; Moffitt PN1995.9.M46.S36 1993)
Guerrero, Ed. "The Black Image in Protective Custody: Hollywood's Biracial Buddy Films of the Eighties." In: Black American cinema / edited by Manthia Diawara. New York : Routledge,1993. (Main Stack PN1995.9.N4.B45 1993; Moffitt PN1995.9.N4.B45 1993)
Guerrero, Ed. "The Black Image in Protective Custody: Hollywood's Biracial Buddy Films of the Eighties." In: Black American cinema / edited by Manthia Diawara. New York : Routledge, 1993. (Main Stack PN1995.9.N4.B45 1993; Moffitt PN1995.9.N4.B45 1993)
Jordan, Chris. "Race and the Biracial Buddy Movie." In: Movies and the Reagan presidency: success and ethics Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.9.S6 J67 2003)
Tasker, Yvonne. "Buddies, Bonding, and Racial Difference." In: Working girls: gender and sexuality in popular cinema London ; New York : Routledge, 1998. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.9.W6 T36 1998)
Vera, Hernan; Gordon, Andrew. "Black and White Buddies." In: Screen saviors : Hollywood fictions of whiteness Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2003. (MAIN: PN1995.9.W45 V47 2003)

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Directed by Frank Coraci. Cast: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cecile de France, Jim Broadbent, Ewen Bremner, Ian McNeice, Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a lively discussion with Lord Kelvin, inventor Phileas Fogg states his belief that it's possible for someone to travel around the globe in a mere 80 days. Kelvin challenges him to prove it, and adds a wager: if Fogg can't circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, he'll have to give up inventing forever. Fogg and his crew of two take the challenge. They travel by train, boat, balloon, horseback, or any other means at their disposal. 120 min. DVD 3164
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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Directed by Martin Brest. Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, Steven Berkoff, James Russo, Jonathan Banks, Stephen Elliott, Gilbert R. Hill. Axel Foley is a brash, street smart Detroit detective who follows the trail of a friend's murderer to the posh surroundings of Beverly Hills. And before Axel gets his man, he gets up to his neck in an international network of smugglers and drug peddlers. 105 min. DVD X1034
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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Directed by Tony Scott. Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox, John Ashton, Brigitte Nielsen, Allen Garfield, Paul Reiser. This sequel presents further adventures of Axel Foley, a brash, street smart Detroit detective, as he comes up against a gang of munitions smugglers in California and a mean-spirited chief of police who will brook no interference from outsiders-especially the profanely insouciant Mr. Foley. 102 min. DVD X1034
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Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Directed by John Landis. Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Hector Elizondo, Theresa Randle. Axle Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who shot his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of LA's popular theme park, WonderWorld. 104 min. DVD X1034
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Black Sun (Aru kyouhaku) (Japan, 1964)
Directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara. Cast: Kawaji Tamio, Chico Roland, Chishiro Yu-ko, Nitta Sho-gen, Yamada Zenji, O-taki Hideji. A manic, oddball, anti-buddy story about a young, jazz-obsessed Japanese drifter and a black American GI on the lam in Tokyo. Based on the story, Kusatta ori-bu, by Tensei Kono. 95 min. DVD X6337
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Brian's Song (TV, 1971)
Directed by Buzz Kulik. Cast: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Shelley Fabares, Judy Pace. A dramatization of the true life experiences and deep friendship between Gale Sayers, black halfback for the Chicago Bears, and his white teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970. 74 min. DVD 7583
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Collateral (2004)
Directed by Michael Mann. Cast: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill, Irma P. Hall, Barry Shabaka Henley. Vincent is a cool, calculating contract killer at the top of his game. Max is a cabbie with big dreams looking for his next fare. This fateful night, Max becomes Vincent's collateral, and will transport him on his next mission - one night, five stops, five hits and then a perfect getaway. Together, Vincent and Max find themselves in a non-stop race against time. With the LAPD and the FBI after them, they each become dependent on the other to survive. 119 min. DVD 3780
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Chambers, Samuel A. "Collateral." Film & History (03603695), May2005, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p69-70, 2pUC users only
Olsen, Mike. "It Happened One Night." Sight and Sound, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 14-15, Oct 2004UC users only
Schwartz, Ronald. "Collateral." In: Neo-noir : the new film noir style from Psycho to Collateral / Ronald Schwartz. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.F54 S387 2005)
Scott, Ian. "Filming Los Angeles: History, Hollywood, and the City's Disastrous Imagination." Literature Film Quarterly; 2009, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p201-211, 11p UC users only

The Defiant Ones (1958)
Directed by Stanley Kramer. Cast: Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier star in Stanley Kramer's groundbreaking film that tears into the problem of racial hatred. The plot centers on these two convicts fleeing a chain gang in the deep South. 1 hour 37 min. DVD 4533; vhs 999:972
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"Defiant Ones" In: Film scripts. Edited by George P. Garrett, O. B. Hardison, Jr. [and] Jane R. Gelfman. New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1971. (Main Stack PN1997.A1.G18)

Frank, Micheline Klagsbrun. "Unchained: Perspectives on Change." Journal of Popular Film & Television. Fall 1990. Vol. 18, Iss. 3; p. 122 (8 pages)UC users only
Kelley, Samuel L. The evolution of character portrayals in the films of Sidney Poitier, 1950-1978 (NEWS: MICROFICHE.6030.Unit 98)
Keyser, Lester J. The cinema of Sidney Poitier : the black man's changing role on the American screen. San Diego, [Calif. : A. S. Barnes, c1980 (MAIN: PN2287.P57 .K4)
Lambert, Gavin "The Defiant Ones" Film Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Autumn, 1958), pp. 40-42 UC users only
Marill, Alvin H. The films of Sidney Poitier Secaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press, c1978. (MAIN: PN2287 .P57M3)
Spoto, Donald. Stanley Kramer, film maker / Donald Spoto New York : Putnam, c1978 (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 .K725 1978)

Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Directed by John McTiernan. Cast: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene. New York cop John McClane is the personal target of the mysterious Simon, a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn't get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian partner, McClane careens wildly from one end of New York to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon's deadly game. It's a battle of wits between a psychopathic genius and a heroic cop who once again finds himself having a really bad day. (131 min. DVD 1244
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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Directed by Bruce Beresford. Cast: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti Lupone, Esther Rolle. Set in Atlanta in the 1950's, a textile factory owner insists on hiring an ever-patient chauffeur for his aging head-strong mother. The Jewish woman and her African American driver eventually build a relationship over many years. 99 min. DVD 5147
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Academy Awards - Best Picture; Best Actress (Jessica Tandy)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Actress (Jessica Tandy)
Golden Globe Awards - Best Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical; Best Actress, Comedy/Musical (Jessica Tandy); Best Actor, Comedy/Musical (Morgan Freeman)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film; Best Actor (Morgan Freeman)

Fischer, Roger A. "Hollywood and the Mythic Land Apart, 1988? 1991." In: A mythic land apart : reassessing Southerners and their history / edited by John David Smith and Tho Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks F209.5 .H64 1997)
McGraw, Eliza Russi Lowen. "'Driving Miss Daisy:' Southern Jewishness On The Big Screen." Southern Cultures; 2001 7(2): 41-59, 19p UC users only
Vann, Helene; Caputi, Jane. "Driving Miss Daisy": A New "Song of the South" Journal of Popular Film and Television Issue: 18:2 (1990:Summer) p.80 UC users only
Winchell, Mark Royden. "That's what friends are for : Bruce Beresford's Driving Miss Daisy (1989)." In: God, man, and Hollywood : politically incorrect cinema from "The birth of a nation" to "The Passion of the Christ" / Mark Royden Winchell. Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, c2008. (Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.W53 2008; PFA PN1995.9.S6.W53 2008)

48 Hours (1982)
Directed by Walter Hill. Cast: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly, Sonny Landham. Nolte is a rough-edged cop after two vicious copkillers. He can't do it without the help of smooth and dapper Murphy, who is serving time for a half-million dollar robbery. This unlikely partnership trades laughs as often as punches as both pursue their separate goals: Nolte wants the villians; Murphy wants money. 97 min. DVD X1888
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Another 48 Hours (1990)
Directed by Walter Hill. Cast: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Ross. Hard-nosed cop Cates and ex-con Hammond team up together again-- Cates to prove he's innocent of manslaughter in a drug bust gone wrong, and Hammond, who's just been released from prison, to fight those trying to take his life. 95 min. DVD X1888
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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
Directed by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer. Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Rob Corddry, Jack Conley, Rogert Bart, Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Harris, Eric Winter, Paula Garcés, Jon Reep, Missi Pyle, Mark Munoz, James Adomian, Beverly D'Angelo. Harold and Kumar take an ill-fated flight to Amsterdam, but Kumar's suspicious-looking bong is mistaken for a bomb. Their arrest prompts a racist Homeland Security official to send the boys to indefinite lockup at Guantanamo Bay. Once there, they watch as beefy guards sexually subjugate 'enemy combatants.' The guys manage to get away and make it back to the U.S., hoping the well-connected fiancé of Kumar's old girlfriend, Vanessa, can get them out of their mess. During a dangerous odyssey to Texas, Harold and Kumar have encounters with the Ku Klux Klan, a one-eyed, inbred monster, and old friend Neil Patrick Harris, who drags the boys to a brothel stop that goes terribly wrong. Special features: Original theatrical version; "Dude, change the movie" version; audio commentary by directors Hayden Schlossberg and John Hurwitz, with 'President Bush;' audio commentary by Kal Penn, John Cho, directors Hayden Schlossberg and John Hurwitz, plus "the real Harold." 107 min. DVD X3360
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Beale, Lewis. "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay." Film Journal International, Jun2008, Vol. 111 Issue 6, p41-42, 2p UC users only
Hamid, Rahul. "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay." Cineaste, Fall2008, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p57-58, 2p UC users only
Miller, Henry K. "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay." Sight & Sound, Aug2008, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p63-64, 2p UC users only
Seja, Nina. "No laughing matter? Comedy and the politics of the terrorist/victim." Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Apr2011, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p227-237, 11p UC users only

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Directed by Danny Leiner. Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Anthony Anderson, Fred Willard. Two twenty-somthing stoner roommates, one a Korean-American investment banker, Harold and the other, an Indian-American medical school candidate, Kumar, go through a life changing journey. They are on a quest to satisfy their cravings for burgers and spend the night roaming the state of New Jersey in search of White Castle hamburgers running into one screwy obstacle after another. 88 min. DVD 3373
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I Spy (TV, 1965-1968)
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Independence Day (1996)
Director, Roland Emmerich. Cast: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Harvey Fierstein. Massive spaceships appear in Earth's skies and wonder turns to terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet. The world's only hope lies with a determined band of survivors. 153 min. DVD 1012
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The Karate Kid (1984)
Directed by John G. Avildsen.. Cast: Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elisabeth Shue. Daniel, a fatherless teenager, arrives in Los Angeles from the East and faces the difficult task of making friends. He becomes the object of bullying by a gang of karate students when he strikes up a relationship with Ali, the gang leader's ex-girlfriend. Daniel asks Miyagi, a master of martial arts, to help him learn karate. Daniel then prepares himself both mentally and physically for the fight of his life. 127 min. DVD 8815
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Lethal Weapon (1987)
Directed by Richard Donner. Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe. The story of two Vietnam-vets-turned-cops who have just one thing in common: both hate to work with partners. But their partnership becomes the key to survival when a murder investigation leads to war with a heroin ring. 117 min. DVD 7801
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Lilies of the Field (1963)
Directed by Ralph Nelson. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Stanley Adams. A free-spirited ex-G.I. stumbles upon five German refugee nuns in Arizona and stops to fix their farmhouse roof. Homer discovers that not only will the Mother Superior not pay him for the job, but she also expects him to build their chapel -- for free! 95 min. DVD 4564
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A Majority of One(1961)
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue, Mae Questel, Marc Marno, Gary Vinson, Sharon Hugueny. A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman (played by Alec Guinness) and widower, and a Jewish Brooklyn widow (Rosalind Russell) who meet in Toyko. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness and forgiveness. Based on the play by Leonard Spigelgass. 149 min. DVD X2918
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MIB, Men in Black (1997)
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rip Torn. New York City is being threatened by a villainous bug who has inhabited the body of a farmer. The mission assigned to the agents is to locate and exterminate the bug before it destroys the planet. At their disposal is an arsenal of weapons and the assistance of an alien arms dealer. 98 min. DVD 7361; vhs 999:3055
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Chapman, Aneta. "Real Men Wear Black: The Men In Black Films." In: The science fiction film reader / edited by Gregg Rickman. 1st Limelight ed. New York : Limelight Editions, 2004. (Grad Svcs PN1995.9.S26.S344 2004; Main Stack PN1995.9.S26.S344 2004Main Stack PN1995.9.S26.S344 2004)
Hicks, Heather J. "Suits vs. Skins: Immigration and Race in Men in Black." Arizona Quarterly, Summer2007, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p109-136, 28p UC users only
Kermode, Mark. "Men in Black." Sight and Sound 7.n8 (August 1997): 47(2).
Leach, Joan. "Here come the men in black: technology and anxiety in the postmodern age.(Special Issue: Fictions and Futures)('Men in Black' deconstructed)." Futures 30.10 (Dec 1998): 10 UC users only

Rush Hour (1998)
Directed by Brett Ratner. Cast: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tom Wilkinson, Chris Penn, Elizabeth Pena. Jackie Chan is Inspector Lee, a Hong Kong Detective who helps confiscate millions of dollars worth of stolen Chinese artifacts from crime Lord Juntao. Seeking revenge, Juntao kidnaps the eleven-year-old daughter of the Chinese consul when he moves to America. Chan is sent as a diplomatic advisor and finds himself paired up with a New York cop -- a man who works alone, and wants to stay that way. Special features: An exclusive sneak peek at "Rush hour 3" (Part I) "Rush hour:1, 2, 3!" includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast; deleted scenes; music video "How deep is your love;" original featurette "A piece of the action" behind-the-scenes of Rush hour; short film "Whatever happened to Mason Reese?" audio commentary by director Brett Ratner. 97 min. DVD X2704; vhs 999:3043
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Shanghai Knights (2003)
Director, David Dobkin. Cast: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Donnie Yen, Aidan Gillen, Fann Wong, Tom Fisher, Kim Chan, Gemma Jones. Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon travel to England to find out who killed Chon's father. The killer steals the Chinese Imperial Seal that Chon's father was protecting. While they are in England, they stumble upon a conspiracy to murder the entire British royal family. Only with the help of Chon's beautiful, but deadly sister, can the trio stop the assassination and return the Imperial Seal to its rightful owners. 114 min. DVD 1757
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Shanghai Noon (2000)
Directed by Tom Dey.Cast: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu, Roger Yuan. Two cultures collide when East meets West in this stunt-filled, action-adventure comedy. Chinese Imperial Guard Chan goes West to rescue the beautiful kidnapped Princess Pei Pei. There he meets up with laid-back outlaw cowboy dude Roy O'Bannon: the best mismatch ever made in the rough and tumble Old West. 110 min. DVD 726
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Stir Crazy (1980)
Director, Sidney Poitier. Cast: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, George Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams. Two zany drifters are mistakenly sent to prison for a robbery they didn't commit. In prison they find they must rely on their wits in order to survive a sadistic warden, a hulking mass-murderer and worst of all, the inter-prison rodeo. 107 min. DVD 1308
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Trading Places (1983)
Directed by John Landis. Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, Jamie Lee Curtis. The rich Duke Brothers wager on whether a born loser like Billy Ray Valentine, a hustler from the ghetto, can become as successful as Winthorpe, a wealthy investment executive, if put in the proper environment--and would a prig like Winthorpe turn to a life of crime if he were to lose it all. 116 min. DVD 3779
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Trick Baby (1973)
Director, Larry Yust. Cast: Kiel Martin, Mel Stewart, Vernee Watson-Johnson, Clebert Ford, Ted Lange. Trick Baby is the story of the relationship between two Philly con men, Johnny "Folks" O'Brien, a white man, and "Blue" Howard, the black man who raised him. On one hellish day Blue and Folks learn the disturbing truth about themselves and the world they prey on as they try to evade gangsters they have conned and cops who are trying to put them in jail. 94 min. DVD 9983
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White Men Can't Jump(1992)
Directed by Ron Shelton. Cast: Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez, Cylk Cozart, Kadeem Hardison, Ernest Harden, Jr. Comedy about a pair of basketball hustlers- one black, one white - who team up to play their way across the courts of Los Angeles. To add to their problems, Billy owes money and is being chased by a pair of gangsters. 115 min. vhs 999:3848
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