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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Monday, February 15, 2010

A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)



Faced with the harsh reality of growing up in the ghetto, 13-year-old Benjie (Larry B. Scott) turns to heroin to escape. After Benjie hits rock bottom, his mother (Cicely Tyson) and her boyfriend (Paul Winfield) must sacrifice to help him overcome his dependency. Directed by Ralph Nelson, this heartwarming drama - based on the award-winning novel by Alice Childress - tackles the battle of troubled youth, his struggles with addiction, and the impact felt by those around him.

Link to Soundtrack review
Hubert Laws - A Hero Ain't Nothin' But A Sandwich (1978)


Stretch said...

Wow this is're the Indiana Jones of old school black flixs and soundtracks. Thanks for all your dedication and hard work in getting and sharing these gems!!!

Funkback said...

Thank You Stretch. I don't claim to be a reckless professor but it's great to know that our efforts to preserve the genre doesent go unrecognized. Spread the word!