UC Berkeley Library

1990-1999

Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)

Directed by Joseph Vasquez. Cast: Doug E. Doug, Mario Joyner, John Leguizamo, Nestor Serrano. Four Bronx buddies head to Manhattan for a wild night on the town that takes them from an uptown house party to an exclusive downtown nightclub, from peep show to police station, and finally to a latenight controntation in this urban comedy. 89 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)

Directed by Joseph B. Vasquez. Cast: Doug E. Doug, MarioJoyner, John Leguizamo, Nestor Serrano. A streetwise account of awild night on the town with four Bronx homies--two AfricanAmericans, a Puerto Rican, and an Italian. 90 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Hate (La Haine) (France, 1995)

Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. Cast: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde, Said Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili, Solo, Joseph Momo, Heloise Rauth. Said is an Arab, Hubert is black, Vinz is a Jew, all living in Paris. Each of them needs to vent the anger they feel about the police brutality that landed another friend in the hospital. Vinz finds a Smith & Wesson .44 that sparks the shocking climax after the boys tangle with the cops and a gang of skinheads. Special features (ca.

He Got Game (1998)

Directed by Spike Lee. Cast: Denzel Washington, Ray Allen,Milla Jovovich, Rosario Dawson. With promises of a reducedsentence, Jake Shuttlesworth (Washington) is granted temporaryrelease from state prison in order to persuade the nation's topcollege basketball recruit, his estranged son Jesus, to play ballfor the Governor's alma mater! But just as the son faces intensepressures and irresistible temptations contemplating his bigdecision, the father is also forced to consider not only what'sbest for himself but what's best for his son. 136 min.

Henry & June (1990)

Directed by Philip Kaufman. Cast: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant, Kevin Spacey. Upon meeting unconventional American author Henry Miller in Paris in 1931, a young writer named Anais Nin boldly embarks on a passionate voyage of self-discovery, and faithfully records every experience in her diary. "For some, experience is a confirmation of corporeal existence; for others, it's the raw material of the spirit. Henry & June celebrates the latter, following the exploits of writers Henry Miller and Anais Nin in the Paris of the 1930s.

Higher Learning (1995)

Directed by John Singleton. Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Ice Cube,Omar Epps, Regina King, Michael Rapaport, Kristy Swanson, TyraBanks, Jason Wiles, Laurence Fishburne. First-term freshmenfrom different countries, races and social backgrounds areforced to integrate when they all enroll in ColumbusUniversity. They all have their own problems, which arestrained to the breaking point by prejudice, inexperience andmisunderstandings. 127 min.
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Hollywood Harems

This documentary examines Hollywood stereotypes of the East, with particular attention paid to the Middle East and the depiction of women of the East. Juxtaposing film clips from the 20s through the 80s, the filmmaker argues these fantasies have worked both to shape and reinforce often derogative assumptions about the peoples of the East while at the same time reinscribing the moral, spiritual, and cultural supremacy of the Anglo-European West. 1999. 25 min. ; Related web sites: Description from Women Make Movies catalog

Holocaust (199-?)

Contents: In Dark Places -- How Come Israel? -- The Good Omen -- The Hangman. Social critic and author of "In dark places," Susan Sontag, explores the meaning of Hitler's genocide with a group of present day students. This powerful document is followed and complemented by three gripping short films which probe and elaborate on the same theme. Narrator, Herschel Bernardi (Hangman). 84 min.

Homicide (1991)

Directed and written by David Mamet. Cast: Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy, Vincent Guastaffero, J. J. Johnston. A tough cop in assigned to what appears to be a routine homicide case of an elderly shopkeeper. But the evidence points at Jewish arms-smugglers and to a conspiracy that causes him to question his own motives, his identity as a Jew and his loyalty to the force. Special features: Audio commentary by writer-director David Mamet and actor William H. Macy; "Invent nothing, deny nothing : five guys from Mamet's Homicide" actors Steven Goldstein, Ricky Jay, J.J.

House Party (1990)

Directed by Reginald Hudlin. Cast: Christopher Reid, RobinHarris, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, A.J.Johnson, Paul Anthony, Kid 'N' Play, Full Force. One night in EastSt. Louis--the "Blackest city in America"--two teenagers decide totake advantage of vacationing parents by throwing a bash, a houseparty. A sort of black version of "Risky Business." Starring Kids'N Play, Robin Harris, Full Force, and Tisha Campbell. 100 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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