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1990-1999

Emperor of the North (1991)

Directed by Robert Aldrich. Cast: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine, Charles Tyner, Malcolm Atterbury, Harry Caesar, Simon Oakland. A legendary depression-era hobo and his young accomplice battle a sadistic railroad worker in a determined bid to hitch a ride. 120 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Europa, Europa: A True Story (Hitlerjunge Salomon) (Germany / France / Poland, 1990)

Directed by Agnieszka Holland. Cast: Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, Hanns Zischler. A dramatization of the true story of a Jewish teenager who survived World War II by living as a Nazi for 7 years. Through quick wittedness, the oddest twists of fate, and sheer luck, the young Jewish boy escapes from a Polish ghetto, lives in a Communist orphanage, hides out in an elite school for Hitler's youth and fights as a Nazi soldier without the Germans ever knowing the truth. 115 min.

Eve's Bayou (1997)

Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, LynnWhitfield, Debbi Morgan, Vondie Curtis Hall, Branford Marsalis,Lisa Nicole Carson, Jurnee Smollett, Diahann Carroll. RozBatiste is a beautiful and dedicated mother of three, who isforced to admit that her family is falling apart due to herphilandering husband Louis. Her younger daughter, Eve,witnesses one of her father's infidelities. Struggling to makesense of what she has seen, Eve turns to her older sisterCisely, who dismisses her in fear of the truth, and then to herAunt Mozelle, a known psychic and rumored black widow.

Fear of a Black Hat (1992)

Directed by Rusty Cundieff. Cast: Rusty Cundieff, Larry B.Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Kasi Lemmons. A filmmakerinfiltrates rap band NWH in this satire of gangsta rappers,which focuses on the hip hop trio Tasty-Taste, Ice Cold, andTone Def. The movie irreverently pokes fun at white rappers,the L.A. riots, as well as violence in rap. 95 min.
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Friday (1995)

Director, F. Gary Gray. Cast: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long,Tiny "Zeus" Lister, Jr., Regina King, Anna Maria Horsford, BernieMac, John Witherspoon. Rap's hottest star leads the nonstop laughsin this hip-hoppin' look at a day in the life of the 'hood. Craigis an alright guy with some crazy friends. Like Smokey who has 24hours to pay back Deebo, South Central's nastiest thug, or else!Trouble is, neither Craig's mother nor his main squeeze has thebread. As time ticks away, the chance this pair will ever seeSaturday is fading fast.

Gang in Blue (TV, 1996)

Directed by Mario Van Peebles and Melvin Van Peebles. Cast:Josh Brolin, Melvin Van Peebles, Cynda Williams, Stephen Lang, J.T.Walsh. A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacistvigilantes within his department. 97 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Get On the Bus (1996)

Directed by Spike Lee. Cast: Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher,Isaiah Washington, Ossie Davis, DeAundre Bonds, ThomasJefferson Byrd, Richard Belzer, Albert Hall. Follows a group ofdifferent men traveling from Los Angeles to the Million ManMarch in Washington, D.C. They board the bus as strangers butemerge three days and thousands of miles later as brothers. 121min.
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Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Directed by Rob Reiner. Cast: Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg,James Woods, Craig T. Nelson. For three decades Myrlie Everswaited and worked for the conviction of the white supremacistwho murdered her husband, civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Yetafter two hung juries justice had not come. This film followsthe final trial, carefully recreating the details of arelentless quest for justice. Film features special appearancesby three children of Medgar Evers, plus Yoland King, thedaughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. 131 min.

Girl 6 (1996)

Directed by Spike Lee. Cast: Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington,Spike Lee, Jenifer Lewis, Debi Mazar, John Turturro, Madonna,Quentin Tarantino. When an attractive, talented actressdiscovers that the only job she can get is working as a fantasytelephone operator, she decides to make the most of it. As Girl6, she soon becomes the most popular girl in town. 108 min.;
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Greetings from Africa (1994)

Directed by Cheryl Dunye. In this short a lesbian, played bydirector Dunye, searches for someone to date. Then she meets L,a beautiful woman who leads her in and out of hot water. 8 min.
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