[Videolib] Black History Month Special

Handeh Kemmer (hkemmer@cinemaguild.com)
Wed, 2 Feb 2005 13:55:42 -0500

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

------=_NextPart_000_0152_01C5092E.E2F3C7E0
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

The Cinema Guild celebrates Black History Month.

Take 25% off any film from our African-American Studies collection=20

such as For Gold and Glory narrated by Ossie Davis.

=20

=20

FOR GOLD AND GLORY

Narrated by Ossie Davis

For Gold & Glory chronicles the history of the black auto racing league =
through the life of the circuit's greatest driver, Charlie Wiggins, a =
four-time champion revered as the "Negro Speed King." During the 1920s, =
before athletes such as slugger Jackie Robinson, Olympic great Jesse =
Owens, and boxer Joe Louis blazed new trails in the fight for equal =
rights, a forgotten group of African-American sportsmen risked their =
reputations, their careers, and even their very lives on a barnstorming =
motor sports tour. It was a time when heroes were measured not by the =
number of home runs hit or touchdowns scored, but rather by their =
ability to survive in an era of intense racial prejudice. The humble =
mechanic and racecar owner Charlie Wiggins who lived in Indianapolis, =
Indiana was one of these forgotten heroes. When auto racing's governing =
body turned away the talented black driver, Wiggins helped create a =
national racing league for African Americans. The most widely celebrated =
race for black drivers was the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, an annual =
sporting event so grand it attracted the attention of national news =
agencies, as well as thousands of spectators coast to coast. Set to a =
memorable retro jazz score by Pulitzer and Grammy nominee Dr. David =
Baker, For Gold & Glory spotlights first-hand conversations with =
Charlie's wife Roberta (voice dramatist Ruby Dee), and features =
interviews with former Gold and Glory drivers, families, historians and =
witnesses to the old African-American auto racing events.=20

Directed By: Todd Gould

Length: 56 mins

Purchase: $275 Rental: $85

ITEM NUMBER: VN9

=20

a.. Heartland Film Festival-Crystal Heart Award for Best Documentary
b.. Seven Emmy Awards -Cleveland Chapter of NTA=20
c.. The E.P. Ingersoll Award from the Society of Automotive Historians
=20

Please visit us at www.cinemaguild.com to learn more about

our African-American Studies collection.

=20

To request a preview tape for review, please contact:

The Cinema Guild
130 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 685-6242
Fax: (212) 685-4717

1 800 723 5522
Web: www.cinemaguild.com

------=_NextPart_000_0152_01C5092E.E2F3C7E0
Content-Type: text/html;
charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

        The = Cinema Guild=20 celebrates Black History Month.

Take 25% off = any film from=20 our African-American Studies collection =

such as For=20 Gold and Glory narrated by Ossie=20 Davis.

 

 

FOR GOLD AND=20 GLORY

Narrated by Ossie=20 Davis

For Gold &=20 Glory chronicles the = history of=20 the black auto racing league through the life of the circuit=92s = greatest driver,=20 Charlie Wiggins, a four-time champion revered as the =93Negro Speed = King.=94=20 During the 1920s, before athletes such as = slugger Jackie=20 Robinson, Olympic great Jesse Owens, and boxer Joe Louis blazed new = trails in=20 the fight for equal rights, a forgotten group of African-American = sportsmen=20 risked their reputations, their careers, and even their very lives on a=20 barnstorming motor sports tour. It was a time when heroes were measured = not by=20 the number of home runs hit or touchdowns scored, but rather by their = ability to=20 survive in an era of intense racial prejudice. The humble mechanic and = racecar=20 owner Charlie Wiggins who lived in Indianapolis,=20 Indiana was = one of these=20 forgotten heroes. When auto racing's governing body turned away the = talented=20 black driver, Wiggins helped create a national racing league for African = Americans. The most widely celebrated race for black drivers was the = Gold and=20 Glory Sweepstakes, an annual sporting event so grand it attracted the = attention=20 of national news agencies, as well as thousands of spectators coast to = coast.=20 Set to a memorable retro jazz score by Pulitzer and Grammy nominee Dr. = David=20 Baker, For Gold & Glory = spotlights first-hand conversations with Charlie's wife Roberta (voice = dramatist=20 Ruby Dee), and features interviews with former Gold and Glory drivers, = families,=20 historians and witnesses to the old African-American auto racing events. =

Directed By: = Todd=20 Gould

Length: 56=20 mins

Purchase:  $275    Rental:=20 $85

ITEM NUMBER:=20 VN9

 

 

Please visit us = at=20 www.cinemaguild.com to learn more=20 about

 our African-American Studies=20 collection.

 

To request a = preview tape=20 for review, please contact:

The Cinema Guild
130 Madison=20 Avenue, = 2nd=20 Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212)=20 685-6242
Fax: (212) 685-4717

1 800 723 5522
Web: =
www.cinemaguild.com

------=_NextPart_000_0152_01C5092E.E2F3C7E0--