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Films & Other Videos

Films with: Browne, Roscoe Lee

Black like me
Based on the landmark memoir by John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me stars James Whitmore as Griffin, who medically altered his pigment and, with the help of a sunlamp, reinvented himself as an itinerant black writer navigating his way through Mississippi and Alabama. Along the way he experienced firsthand both crushing racism and the incredible life force of African-American communities.
DVD 13205
Hamlet
Youthful innocence and passionate love are lost to greed, deceit and murder in Shakespeare's immortal "Hamlet." Hamlet is visited one dark night in a dream by the spirit of his dead father, proclaiming his untimely death at the hand of his own brother, Claudius. Greed is the motive. The prize is the throne and his beloved wife, Gertrude.
DVD 2463
July '64
In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York--the culmination of decades of poverty, joblessness and racial discrimination and a significant event in the Civil Rights era. Using archival footage and interviews with those who were present, the film explores the genesis and outcome of these three nights.
DVD 7102
King
A powerful portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and events of the Civil Rights Movement leading up to his assassination.
DVD 3500
Logan's run
In the year 2274, everyone lives a wonderful life until they're 30 years old-- then they're executed.
DVD 279
Mambo kings
Musician brothers, Cesar and Nestor, leave Cuba for America in the 1950s, with the hopes of making it to the top of the Latin music scene. Cesar is the older brother who serves as the business manager and is a consumate ladies' man. Nestor is the brooding songwriter, who cannot forget the woman in Cuba who broke his heart. This is an unrated version of the film, with one restored scene.
DVD 13360
Treasure planet
Jim is a young man who grew up reading tales of pirates and adventures on the high seas, and longs for similar excitement in his own life. One day a dying man hands him a map and gives him a warning. Upon careful examination, Jim realizes the map charts the course to Treasure Planet, a distant world where hundreds of space pirates have stashed their loot. Jim is certain this is the adventure he's been dreaming of and sets out to find the fabled Treasure Planet.
DVD 9606
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives /
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.
DVD 5499