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1960-1969

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, ArchJohnson, Chill Wills, Lola Falana, Fayard Nicholas, Dub Taylor.Lord Byron Jones is a black businessman who owns a successfulundertaking business, and is married to the very young anddesirable Emma. His ability to cooperate with the white communityis clearly an asset in the genteel town of Somerset, Tennessee.When Emma has an affair with a white policeman, divorce ensues andthe stage is set for high drama.

The Pawnbroker (1965)

Directed by Sidney Lumet. Cast: Rod Steiger, Brock Peters, Jaime Sanchez, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Raymond St. Jacques. Sol Nazerman is a WWII Nazi deathcamp survivor. Now, he runs a pawnshop and takes refuge in misery and a bitter condemnation of humanity. When his assistant sacrifices his own life for the pawnbroker during a robbery, Sol is finally confronted with the inherent goodness of the human spirit. Based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant. 120 min.

The Pawnbroker (1965)

Directed by Sidney Lumet. Cast: Rod Steiger, Brock Peters,Jaime Sanchez, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Raymond St. Jacques. SolNazerman is a WWII Nazi deathcamp survivor. Now, he runs apawnshop in Harlem and takes refuge in misery and a bittercondemnation of humanity. When his assistant sacrifices his ownlife for the pawnbroker during a robbery, Sol is finallyconfronted with the inherent goodness of the human spirit. 120min.
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Awards

The Producers (1968)

Directed by Mel Brooks. Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Biyalistok is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max's books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire flop. The play which is to be their gold mine? "Springtime for Hitler." [Internet Movie Database] 89 min. ; ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)

Directed by Budd Boetticher. Cast: Ray Danton, Karen Steele, Elaine Stewart, Jesse White, Warren Oates, Dyan Cannon. A dramatization of the life of Jack Diamond, a man who "had the moves." Some were on the dance floor, where he earned the nickname Legs. Others were in the streets of New York, where he built a criminal empire in the Roaring '20s - and was the target of so many gangland shootouts he was also dubbed the Clay Pigeon. 101 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na Korze) (Czechoslovakia, 1965)

Directed by Jan Kadar and Elmar Klos. Cast: Jozef Kroner, Ida Kaminska, Hana Slivkova. In 1942, Tono and his wife are struggling because of his antipathy towards the fascist regime. His brother-in-law, the local fuehrer, chooses Tono to oversee a button shop owned by a sweet, harmless Jewish widow, Mrs. Lautman. When the Jews are ordered deported, the well-meaning Tono decides to shield her from the Nazis. 128 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Two of Us (Le vieil homme et l'enfant) (France, 1967)

Directed by Claude Berri. Cast: Michel Simon, Roger Carel, Paul Preboist, Luce Fabiole, Alain Cohen, Charles Denner, Jacqueline Rouillard, Marco Perrin, Aline Bertrand, Sylvine Delannoy, Zorica Lozic, Elisabeth Rey, Didier Perret, and featuring the children of Biviers and St.-Vincent-de-Mercuze. A Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation.

The Young One (aka White Trash) (Mexico, 1960)

Directed by Luis Bunuel. Set in the American South on a remotecoastal island, a black man fleeing a lynch mob meets a racistsheriff and a recently orphaned 13 year old white girl. Uponrelease in 1960, this film shocked American audiences with itsdepiction of a strong, sarchastic black man, capable of holding hisown against racism. Inspired by Peter Matthiessen's story"Travelin' Man." Performers: Zachary Scott, Bernie Hamilton, KayMeersman, Graham Denton, Claudio Brook.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

Directed by Sydney Pollack. Cast: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Bonnie Bedelia, Red Buttons. A story of the haunting madness and desperation of Depression-era marathon dance contest participants. rought together by chance, Gloria and Robert test the limits of their friendship and physical endurance, encouraged by the manipulative contest promoter. 120 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Awards
Academy Award - Best Actor (Gig Young)

This Rebel Breed (1960)

Directed by Richard L. Bare. Cast: Rita Moreno, Mark Damon,Gerald Mohr, Jay Novello, Eugenio Martin. Black, Anglo andHispanic high-school gangs duke it out in this story about twoundercover cops who infiltrate the gangs to stop narcoticstrafficking. The undercover cop Frank is of mixed blackAmerican and Mexican parentage, which means no gang is going toeasily accept him while his partner Don is an Anglo cop. WhenLola's boyfriend is killed in a gang fight she starts to fallfor Frank.

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