I have just finished reading 2 books that expose the poison of racism, one very graphically, and the other in the lofty prose of the essay (but just as forcefully)–COMING OF AGE IN MISSISSIPPI and LONG TIME COMING: Reckoning with Race in America. Both …
The inspiring life of “The King of R & B,” Sam Cooke, from birth to tragic death, is told through archival photos and clips and a host of interviews with those who knew and worked with him.
A troubled man with a grudge against his exgirl friend & lover checks into the same hotel & encounters the Bible that challenges his murderous plan.
The true story of a father and his young son coping with homelessness & a demanding job internship in San Francisco where a church provides shelter–sometimes.
Patterned after Lysistrata, this is the music-filled story of Chicago women who go on a sex strike until their gang boyfriends agree to give up their guns.
A racist film, typical of its time, wherein Blacks play subservient roles, but redeemed by the music of Louis Armstrong & Billy Holiday (her only feature film!).
The series tells the story of the ups & downs of Denmark’s first female PM & the cost of her power to herself and to each member of her family–husband, teenage daughter, and 8-year-old son.
Before watching the film Ruby Bridges I knew the name and that the little girl inspired the famous Norman Rockwell painting “The Problem We All Live With.” The title of the artist’s painting is from the perspective of a white man: this movie is from the perspective of the little girl who suffered and persevered …
A financially-strapped couple come by a windfall when the caretaker wife’s elderly boss dies & unexpectedly leaves his estate to her–but this leads to drastic unintended consequences.
Presbyterian pastor, film critic Edward McNulty recommends seeing or re-visiting these thoughtful films by Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service The Rev. Dr. Edward McNulty has compiled a list of 10 thoughtful films that deal with the sin of structural racism. LOUISVILLE — The Rev. Dr. Edward McNulty, a Presbyterian pastor and film critic, has …