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1990-1999

Clockers (1995)

Directed by Spike Lee. Cast: HarveyKeitel, John Turturro, Mekhi Phifer,Isaiah Washington, Delroy Lindo, DavidKeith, Pee Wee Love, Regina Taylor. Twobrothers grow up together in the sameBrooklyn housing projects, but they areas opposite as good and evil. VictorDunham has a family, works two jobs andleads a respectable life. His19-year-old brother, Strike, hangs outwith his friends on a bench and sellscrack cocaine. Strike agrees to kill arival dealer as a favor to Rodney, theneighborhood drug kingpin, but when theman is murdered, it is Victor whoconfesses.

Conspiracy (Law & Order) (1999, TV)

A prominent black political leader is shot and killed at a rally and a Jewish liberal, seen at the rally with a gun, is blamed and brought to trial. 47 min.

Corina Corina (1994)

Directed by Jessie Nelson. Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Liotta,Tina Majorino, Wendy Crewson, Larry Miller, Joan Cusack, DonAmeche. A funny, heart-warming story of a newly widowed manstruggling to raise his little girl, and the woman who brings magicand laughter back into their lives when she comes to be theirhousekeeper. 115 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Crash (1996)

Directed by David Cronenberg. Cast: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger, Rosanna Arquette. Film producer and sexual adventurer James Ballard's life is transformed by a car crash. It introduces him to Dr. Helen Remington, as her husband is propelled through the windshield and into James' car, dead. No sooner are Helen and James both out of the hospital than they show up together at a late-night show staged by Vaughan, whose near-fatal accident left him obsessed with the erotic possibilities of crashes.

Crooklyn (1994)

Directed by Spike Lee. Cast: AlfreWoodard, Delroy Lindo, David PatrickKelly, Jose Zuniga, Isaiah Washington,Ivelka Reyes, Spike Lee, N. JeremiDuru, Frances Foster, Norman Matlock,Patriece Nelson, Joie Susannah Lee,Vondie Curtis-Hall, Tse-MachWashington, Carlton Williams,Christopher Knowings, Sarif Rashed,Zelda Harris. Director Spike Leefashions a bold, flavorful picture offamily life in a crowded but cozyBrooklyn neighborhood nicknamed"Crooklyn" by the Carmichaels, whoexperience one very special summer intheir hometown under difficult butoften wonderful circumstances. 114 min.;

Crossing Delancy (1988)

Directed by Joan Micklin Silver. Cast: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Jeroen Krabbe, Sylvia Miles, Reizl Bozyk. The Jewish grandmother of a 30-something year old woman in New York decides her granddaughter should be married, and hires a matchmaker. Isabelle, the granddaughter, who considers herself successful and happy, is appalled, but humors her grandmother and agrees to meet the marriage prospect, a man who runs a streetside pickle stand. Based on the play by Susan Sandler. 97 min.

Da Projects (1997)

Directed by Doris Wade. Cast: Stanley McKnight,Monea Shepard, CeCe Waterman, Flora Gillard,Elmeria Scales, Charles Harris, Debra Ann Byrd. Arealistic film capturing typical everyday lifesituations that minorities have to deal with livingin urban areas known as "the projects." Coco, ahigh school student sexually harassed by herstep-father, leaves home in search of comfort fromher brother, while her boyfriend is constantly madefun of in school and in the neighborhood. Debra andFlora are two nosy ladies from the projects ofHarlem, who miss nothing and always know the latestgossip. 80 min.

Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Directed by Julie Dash. Tells the story of alarge African-American family as they prepareto move North at the dawn of the 20th century.Explores the unique culture of the Gullahpeople. 113 min. ;
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Awards &HonorsNationalFilm Registry Selection
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Dead Presidents (1995)

Directors, Allen & Albert Hughes. Cast: Larenz Tate,Keith David, Chris Tucker, N'Bushe Wright, FreddyRodriguez, Bokeem Woodbine. On the streets, they callcash dead presidents. And that's just what a Vietnamveteran is after when he returns home from the war,only to find himself drawn into a life of crime. Withthe aid of his fellow vets he plans the ultimate heist- a daring robbery of an armored car filled withunmarked U.S. currency. 119 min.
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Def by Temptation (1990)

Directed by James Bond III. Cast: Kadeem Hardison,Melba Moore, Bill Nunn, Samuel L. Jackson. Joel, adivinity student, finds himself in conflict with hiscalling. Needing to get away from his overprotectivegrandmother and southern hometown, he heads for NewYork City to visit his childhood friend "K". Once inNew York, he meets the "Temptress," a seductivesuccubus who lures men to bed and kills them. "K" andDougy, an undercover cop who has been tracking thewoman for months, try to destroy the Temptress. Butthey both eventually fall prey to her curse leavingJoel alone to face destiny.

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