A young man's first sexual explorations are threatened by a string of murders.
Oceanfront High School student Ponce de Leon Harper is obsessed with sex. Fortunately, he meets lots of girls. Unfortunately, they all end up dead. Roger Vadim brings the quirky sensibility that has made his Barbarella a cult fave to his first American movie.
A bittersweet and idyllic story about a year in the life of a 14-year-old boy, born into a poor black family in Kansas during the 1920s, who learns about hate and love, immorality and honor. Based on the true life story of its director, the great Gordon Parks, Emmy-winning director of "Shaft," "Superfly" and TV's "Martin," who earlier gained prominence as a Life Magazine photojournalist and as founder of Essence Magazine. This "brilliantly photographed" (Leonard Maltin) tale was honored in 1989 as an American classic by the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
Newt, a black teenager living in 1920s Kansas, meets the many racial prejudices blacks face with great composure. When he witnesses a murder, he must decide whether to come forward and risk inflaming tensions between blacks and whites in his town.
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