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1960-1969

Funny Girl (1968)

Directed by William Wyler. Cast: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walte Pidgeon. Follows the early career of stage comedienne, Fanny Brice, her rise to stardom with the Ziegfeld Follies, and her stormy romance with Nicky Arnstein. Starring arbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walte Pidgeon.165 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

Directed by Larry Peerce. Cast: Richard Benjamin, Ali MacGraw, Jack Klugman. Richard Benjamin, Ali MacGraw, Jack Klugman, Nan Martin. A Jewish man and a jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other find that their worlds are very different. She is the archetypical Jewish-American-Princess, very emotionally involved with her parents world and the world they have created for her while he is much less dependent on his family. They begin an affair which brings more differences to the surface. Based on the novella by Philip Roth. 105 min.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Directed by Stanley Kramer. Cast: Spencer Tracy, SidneyPoitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton. Joanna, thecaucasian daughter of a publisher, Matthew Drayton, and hispatrician wife, Christina, returns home with her new fiance,John, a distinguished black doctor. Christina's mother acceptsher daughter's decision to marry John, but Matthew is shockedby this interracial union, and the doctor's parents are equallydismayed. In this film both families are forced to examinetheir respective levels of racial intolerance. 108 min. ;

Hurry Sundown (1966)

Directed by Otto Preminger. Cast: John Phillip Law, MichaelCaine, Jane Fonda, Robert Hooks, Burgess Meredith, Faye Dunaway,Diahann Carroll, George Kennedy. About racial prejudice andemotional unrest in 1940s Georgia. Henry Warren is an unscrupulousand racist landowner obsessed with buying up all available land ina Georgia farming town. Blocking his path are sharecroppers RodMcDowell and Reeve Scott, one white and one black. Based on a novelby K.B. Gilden. 142 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

I Am Curious (Yellow) (Jag ar nyfiken - en film i gult) (1967)

Directed by Vilgot Sjoman. Cast: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjoman, Borge Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren, Chris Wahlstrom. Using an innovative stylistic approach, director Vilgot Sjoman deliberately blurs the lines between the characters' lives and those of the actors portraying them. Lena, the film's protagonist/star is a true woman of the 60's. In a search for her own selfhood, she becomes a political activist, challenging traditional values on the issues of militarism, social equality and sexual liberation. 95 min.

I Am Joaquin (Yo Soy Joaquin) (1969)

Produced by El Teatro Campesino A dramatization of the Chicano poem of the same title by Rodolpho "Corky" Gonzales about the Mexican-American experience from Cortes to the current farm workers' struggle, emphasizing the problems of the of the oppressed and exploited Mexicans. 19 min.
Awards & Honors National Film Registry SelectionReviews and articles: Martinez, Eliud. "I Am Joaquin as Poem and Film: Two Modes of Chicano Expression." Journal of Popular Culture, Bowling Green, vol. 13. 1980. pp: 505-15.

I am Not Your Negro (2016)

Directed by Raoul Peck. Using James Baldwin's unfinished final manuscript, Remember This House, this documentary follows the lives and successive assassinations of three of the author's friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., delving into the legacy of these iconic figures and narrating historic events using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material.

I Passed for White (1960)

Directed by Fred M. Wilcox. Cast: Sonya Wilde, JamesFranciscus, Pat Michon, Isabel Cooley. A beautiful young womanmeets and marries the man of her dreams--only she has not told himthat she is half-black, and he and his rich family and friends arewhite. She soon discovers that happiness cannot be founded on alie. Based on the novel by Mary Hastings Bradley. 92 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Directed by Norman Jewison. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger,Warren Oates, Lee Grant. A small town Southern sheriff findshimself in an uneasy alliance with a big-city black homicidedetective (Virgil Tibbs) as they investigate a murder. StarringSidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. Music by Quincy Jones, title songsung by Ray Charles. 110 min.Credits andother information from the Internet Movie Database
Awards & Honors
Academy Awards - Best Picture; Best Actor (RodSteiger)

Inherit the Wind (1960)

Directed by Stanley Kramer. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Donna Anderson, Harry Morgan. A historical drama of the so called "Monkey Trial" which pitted attorney Clarence Darrow and the fundamentalist William Jennings Brian in heated courtroom debate. It is set in a small Tennessee town which gained national attention in 1925 when a biology schoolteacher, John T. Scopes, was arrested for violating state law by teaching Darwin's theory of evolution to his students. 108 min.

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