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Race in Film

Affaire Blum (Blum Affair) (Germany, 1948)

Directed by Erich Engel. Cast: Paul Bildt, Hans Christian Blech, Klaus Becker, Gerhard Bienert. A film based on a true case which occured in the 1920's. An accountant responds to an advertisment and gets murdered for his money. Mr. Blum is blamed for the murder because the accountant was about to give evidence about a tax fraud involving Mr. Blum's company. A dramatic presentation about pre-Hitlerite Germany which relates the story of a Jewish businessman falsely accused by anti-Semitic police. 100 min.

Afro Promo: Black Cinema Trailers1946-76

Alternately trashy and poignant andsometimes just plain hard to believe thesedays, here's an irresistible program ofblack cinema trailers that trace itsevolution through its most crucial period,1946-1976. Explores an extensive range ofstylistic approaches -- blaxploitation,comedy, music bio, plantation drama, andmore -- all smartly organized by genre, orviewable as one outrageous joyride throughmid-century picture history. 91 min.

Afrocentricity (2000)

A compilation of seven short films,in-depth interviews and commentary byemerging African American film directors."Meet here the next generation ...unadulterated by the Hollywood filmmakingprocess." Contents: True / filmmaker,Charles Stone III -- Breakdown / starringVanessa Williams ; filmmaker, Jeff Byrd --A gut feeling / ex. producer, Spike Lee ;filmmaker, Lee Davis -- Breakfast at Ben's/ filmmaker, Chuck Wilson -- Kings /director, Niva Dorell -- Hip hop: the newworld order / featuring Public Enemy ;filmmaker, Muhammida El Muhajir -- The Gift/ filmmaker, Tanya Boyd. 160 min.

Afros, Macks, 'n Zodiacs. Vol. 1: ACompilation of Some of the Best BlackAction Films of the 1970's

Features clips and trailer attractionsfrom black action motion pictures that werefilmed and released in the 1970s. "You'llsee Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones-- twochicks with guts. And what about thatbad-ass Fred "The Hammer" Williams, shotfulof lead and he still ain't dead! You'llvisit The Mack Superfly and Blacula--thesebrothers have drive and don't take no jive!So turn on your black light, sit back anddig this compilation of Black action!"Films reviewed: Blacula,Monkey Hustle, The Mack, Dr.

Against All Odds (Contra todo) (2006)

Directed by Michel Franco, Karim Raoul, Dora Pena, and Yuri Makino. Contents: Cyclone -- Crazy life -- Entre dos -- Night breeze -- El Soldado. In the tradition of Amores Perros, the stories in "Contra todo" paint a tapestry of experiences depicting Latino American life in the US. Faced with various obstacles, the characters risk everything to survive. Cyclone tells the story of Miguel growing up on the tough streets of New York. In Crazy Life, LA native Dulce's love for Chuy makes her question right and wrong.

Aimee & Jaguar (Germany, 1999)

Directed by Max Faberbock. Cast: Maria Schrader, Juliane Kohler, Heike Makatsch, Johanna Wokalek, Elisabeth Degen, Detlev Buck. Based on true events during the Battle of Berlin in World War II, about two women who find each other. One is single, Aimee, the other, Jaguar, is unhappily married with 4 children. In war torn Germany it was not safe to be Jewish, it was just as unsafe to be a lesbian. When Jaguar's husband, who is a German soldier, finds out about the relationship of his wife to Aimee, nothing but trouble ensues. 125 min.

Ainsi meurent les anges (Senegal, 2001)

Mory is a troubled Senegalese poet living outside Paris with his French wife and their children. His marriage falls apart under cross-cultural pressures, specifically his father's demand that he take a second wife in Senegal. Homeless in winter, separated from his children, his poems scattered over a Paris street, Mory returns to Senegal, penniless and with uncertain prospects. 57 min.
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Aladdin (Walt Disney Pictures, 1992)

Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker. An animated musical film set in the mythical city of Agrabah, the story follows a street-smart peasant, Aladdin, and his mischievous pet monkey, Abu, through magical adventures. Credits: produced and directed by John Musker, Ron Clements; co-producer, Donald W. Ernst; songs, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, Alan Menken and Tim Rice.

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1934)

Animated short. Directed by Ub Iwerks. "Aladdin is a slave who has to clean lamps. He rubs a magic lamp, and a genie appears. Wishing himself into the palace, the lad is off to the sultan, and meets a beautiful princess. His evil master tries to steal the lamp, but Aladdin prevails." [Big Cartoon Database]

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