Based on Bizet's classic opera and its all African American musical counterpart Carmen Jones, Carmen a Hiphopera is a modern retelling of the story of the tragic gypsy Carmen. The setting ... See full summary »
The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.
Sixteen-year-old Xtra Keys hopes to raise his son better than his boozy, razor-edged mother raised him, and he just might get his wish when he's thrust into an unorthodox alternative school full of underprivileged boys.
Michael Clarke Duncan,
Vivica A. Fox
An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.
Craigus R. Johnson,
[Maria is wrapping up gifts as Natalie comes in]
Why didn't you tell me he was sick?
Because he is going to be fine. Help me find the tape, Natalie
How long has he been like this? Do the doctors know what he's got? Do you know how...
[pounds on the table]
WHERE is the tape, Natalie?
[Natalie goes to get the tape dispenser for her and bring it to her. She sits on the couch and Maria joins her]
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Brutally honest story, about the daughter of Nat "King" Cole
A refreshingly honest look at the life and times of Natalie Cole, daughter of famed singer, Nat "King" Cole. The show is intercut with Natalie telling her own story of her struggles with heroin addiction, the long painful road to recovery, and her ultimate triumph as she makes a tribute album to her dad, one of America's best loved singers. She has become an extra-ordinary singer in her own right.
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