John Walden, left home 20 years earlier and has been "passing" as white in a town where no one knew of his background. He returns home to take his now grown sister back with him so she too ... See full summary »
An educated, upscale young black musician marries a woman from a lower socioeconomic class to get her out of the clutches of her stepfather, who beats and abuses her. However, once he "... See full summary »
Carter DeHaven announces that he will perform a series of "impressions." For each impression we see him applying makeup, then he ducks down below the makeup table and pops up, in order, as ... See full summary »
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle,
Zora Neale Hurston shot this footage that was taken from several different churches in Beaufort, South Carolina in 1940. This film was selected to the National Film Preservation list in 2005 and it's easy to see why. Sure, there's not any sort of "story" or anything like that but what we do get is a chance to look inside some of the black churches from this era. This gives us a terrific look at how they worshiped, what their sermons were like and other things including the type of clothes warn. This might sound a tad bit silly but there's really not too many documents of this era so it's great and quite fascinating to get a look inside.
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