Edge of the City: Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann (John Cassavetes), an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler (Sidney Poitier), an easy-going freight car loader who's growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik (Jack Warden), a notably repellent punk.
Something of Value: Peter McKenzie and native boy Kimani are raised as brothers in the British colony of Kenya. But cruelty and intolerance drive them apart. Kimani becomes the leader of his people, the Mau Mau. After the slaughter of whites, Peter becomes vengeful but he relents and searches for his childhood friend with hopes of ending the killing. Peace proves elusive after Kimani's wife is killed and the Mau Mau leader runs away. Peter sets out after him for a final confrontation, only to find tragedy and redemption.
A Warm December: Dr. Matt Younger (Poitier) and his daughter (Curtis) arrive for a month- long visit to London for dirt-bike racing and unexpectedly, a new romance for the widowed Dr. Younger. His new love interest is the beautiful and playful Catherine (Anderson) who seems to enjoy eluding Dr. Younger as much as she enjoys eluding the mysterious men who are following her. Their romance develops gradually as does the viewers' understanding of what is going on with this charming woman and the complications she brings with her.
A Patch of Blue: Accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother Rose-Ann (Oscar winner Shelley Winters) at the age of five, Selena D'Arcy spends the next 13 years confined in the tiny Los Angeles apartment that they share with "Ole Pa" (Wallace Ford), Selena's grandfather. One afternoon at the local park, Selena meets Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), a thoughtful young office worker whose kind-hearted treatment of her results in her falling in love with him, unaware that he is black. They continue to meet in the park every afternoon and he teaches her how to get along in the city. But when the cruel, domineering Rose-Ann learns of their relationship, she forbids her to have anything more to do with him because he is black. Selena continues to meet Gordon despite Rose-Ann's fury, who is determined to end the relationship for good.
Two small time hustlers loose a winning lottery ticket in a robbery. They scour the city and battle thugs to retrieve it.
Pressure Point movie trailer - starring Michael Madsen, Jeff Wincott, Michele Scarabelli. Directed by Eric Weston. Genre: Mystery-Suspense
Wonderfully archived, and told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style, and musical panache, Susanne Rostocks inspiring biographical documentary, SING YOUR SONG, surveys the life and times of singer, actor, and activist Harry Belafonte.
A widowed dad prematurely passes away, but is given three days to come back to his children to secure their future. Only slightly better than "Leonard Part 6"!
Buck And The Preacher movie trailer - starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell, Harry Belafonte. Directed by Sidney Poitier. Genre: Western
Poignant tale of the effect a dog has on a young boy and an elderly man in rural Mississippi.
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To Sir, With Love movie trailer - starring Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall, Adrienne Posta, Lu Lu, Christian Roberts. Directed by James Clavell. Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
A heavenly visitor sets off a series of violent reactions in a small Southern town. Racial intolerance and workers' issues are dealt with in suprisingly gripping detail considering the fantasy set-up.
A Raisin In The Sun movie trailer - starring Sanaa Lathan, Phylicia Rashad, Sean Patrick Thomas, Sean Combs, Audra McDonald, Justin Martin. Directed by Kenny Leon. Genre: Drama
In the small Southern community of Twin Pines, GA lives Noah Dearborn (Sidney Poitier), a master craftsman and farmer who cherishes his solitude almost as much as the local townspeople cherish him, especially restaurant owner Sarah McClellan (Dianne Wiest). But when greedy real estate developers set their sights on Noah's land and he rejects their six-figure offer, this taciturn man is forced to summon all his strength in order to defend not only his property and way of life but also his sanity. From start to finish, this inspiring story of one man's struggle to preserve an uncomplicated existence in today's all-too-complicated world is a feast for the senses and a banquet for the soul.
Academy Award winners Sidney Poitier and Dianne Wiest star with Mary-Louise Parker in this enchanting tale about a quiet hero who becomes the talk of the town.
In the small Southern community of Twin Pines, GA, lives Noah Dearborn (Poitier), a master craftsman and farmer who cherishes his solitude almost as much as the local townspeople cherish him- especially restaurant owner Sarah McClellan (Wiest). But when greedy real estate developers set their sights on Noah's land and he rejects their six-figure offer, this taciturn man is forced to summon all his strength in order to defend not only his property and way of life...but his sanity. From start to finish, this inspiring story of one man's struggle to preserve an uncomplicated existence in today's all-too-complicated world is a feast for the senses and abanquet for the soul.
Bruce Willis, Richard Gere and Sidney Poitier star in this international suspense thriller directed by Michael Caton-Jones. A ruthless assassin (Willis) has been hired to eliminate someone at the very top of the U.S. government. Constantly changing his identity and location, he is known only as the Jackal. Everything about this hit man, including his sinister timetable, is a secret. Aware of the Jackal's presence but uncertain of his purpose, the FBI's Deputy Director (Poitier) faces the biggest challenge of his career. In order to track down this coldblooded killer, he and a by-the-book Russian intelligence officer (Diane Venora) enlist the aid of an imprisoned Irish terrorist (Gere). These unlikely allies enter a global race against the clock to stop the mysterious mercenary before he can complete his deadly assignment.
Bruce Willis, Richard Gere and Sidney Poitier star in this suspense thriller about a ruthless assassin who has been hired to eliminate a high-ranking official in the U.S. government.
Interviews and archival footage profile Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, which staged the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee.
In what Ken Burns calls “A wonderful, sorrowful compelling film,” the life of Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement is thoroughly explored. From his early experience in boarding schools, through his military service in Japan, to his transformative experience in Stillwater State Prison, all the way to through confrontational actions in Washington DC, Custer South Dakota and Wounded Knee, Dennis Banks was a man on a who started a revolution and inspired a nation. He changed the lives of American Indians forever. A FilmBuff Presentation.
Coach Taylor feels threatened as East Dillon faces severe budget cuts, and Tami flies to Pennsylvania for the opportunity of a lifetime.
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