The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Man & Boy (1971)


The Civil War is over and the West offers unlimited opportunities for the adventurous. Yet the celebration is short-lived for Caleb Rivers (Bill Cosby), a black veteran trying to plant roots under the scorching sun of the Arizona frontier. 

A kindly neighbor gives Revers a horse to help plow the land and support his wife, Ivy (Gloria Foster). But town bigots resent a black man owning a horse and the stallion is stolen, so Revers and his son embark on a dangerous mission to get it back. 

A murderous horse thief, an archival from Revers' past, and a crazed sheriff are among many hostile obstacles which force young Billy to grow up fast - and which provide Bill Cosby a rare opportunity to display his powerful, dramatic talent in his motion picture film debut.