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1990-1999

Desperado (1995)

Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Cast: Antonio Banderas, Joaquim de Almeida, Salma Hayek, Steve Buscemi, Cheech Marin, Quentin Tarantino. In this sequel to the film El Mariachi a mysterious mariachi player seeks vengeance against the men who murdered his girlfriend. 104 min. Credits and other information from Internet Movie Database

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

Directed by Carl Franklin. Cast: Denzel Washington, DonCheadle, Jennifer Beals, Tom Szemore, Mauri Chaykin.Leon Lee. Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins is a decorated warhero who returns home to work as a private eye. His jobof finding a missing socialite puts him between thewhite power elite and the vibrant black commumnity ofCentral Avenue. As soon as Easy and his trigger-happyfriend Mouse find Daphne Monet, trouble follows. 101min. ;
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Dick Tracy (1990)

Directed by Warren Beatty. Cast: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman. G-man Dick Tracy battles a cast of superstar villians in San Francisco. 105 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Don't be a Menace to South Central while Drinking your Juice in the Hood (1996)

Directed by Paris Barclay. Cast: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans.From block parties and beepers to high tops and high-powered weapons, it's everything that's funny about growing up in the'hood ... the Wayans Brothers' neighborhood, that is! 89 min.
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Drancy avenir (France, 1997)

Directed by Arnaud des Pallieres. Cast: Aude Amiot, Thierry Bosc, Anne-Lisa Nathan. Presents three stories about the Holocaust and how it affected the lives of three people: one the last Holocaust survivor, one doing research on a concentration camp in Drancy, and the third about a ship's captain and his journey into an unknown territory. This experimental film attempts to address the problem of how to explain to the next generation why Hitler's extermination of Jews and gypsies took place and found support inside and outside Germany. 84 min.

Drylongso (1998)

Directed by Cauleen Smith. Cast: Toby Smith, April Barnett,Will Power, Channel Schafer, Salim Akil. "Drylongso," anAfrican-American expression meaning "getting by with verylittle," presents the story of a young woman in just thatsituation. Living in Oakland, California and frustrated withher own life Pica grabs a camera and decides to document theexistence of young black men, whom she feels are a breed on theverge of becoming extinct. Through this project, she meets manycolorful characters and also suffers the death of herboyfriend.

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. When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her lover, half-breed Pearl Chevez (Jennifer Jones!) goes to live with distant relatives in Texas. Welcomed by Laura Belle and her elder lawyer son Jesse, she meets with hostility from the ranch-owner himself, wheelchair-bound Senator, and with lustful interest from womanising unruly younger brother Lewt.

East of Hope Street (1998)

Directed by Nate Thomas. Cast: Jade Herrera, Roxanne Coyne, Asanio Lara, Greer Bohanon, Magda Rivera, Tim Russ. 15 year old Alicia Montalvo (Herrera) escapes the civil violence in her native El Salvador to live in Los Angeles with her younger brother and crack addicted aunt. Alicia is caught up in the L.A. foster care system where everything that possibly could go wrong, does. Based on true events. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 82 min.

El Mariachi (Mexico / USA, 1992)

Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Cast: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gomez, Reinol Martinez, Peter Marquardt. All he wants is to be a mariachi, like his father, his grandfather and his great grandfather before him. But the town he thinks will bring him luck brings only a curse--of deadly mistaken identity. Forced to trade his guitar for a gun, the mariachi is playing for his life. Independent filmmaker, R. Rodriguez financed this film with earnings from a stay in a research hospital using borrowed equipment with no second takes and a talented cast of unknowns. 81 min.

Elmer Gantry (1994)

Director, Richard Brooks. Cast: Cast: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Dean Jagger, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones, Patti Page. One man's fervent pursuit of wealth and power leads him to religion for profit in the evangelist tents of the 1920's Midwestern Corn Belt. 147 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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