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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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Off-Duty (1972)


"A Black Man can't catch a cab in New York." Written by Anthony B. Major (Super Spook), Bill Jay stars in this silent short film of his trials and tribulations on trying to catch a cab in the Big Apple. He starts with just trying to signal one down, but when that fails he offers money to a passing by Marki Bey (Sugar Hill, The Landlord) to catch one for him. When that fails he dressed up in a variety of costumes to try and catch a cab. Music for the film is done by Rheet Taylor.

"Anthony B. Major wrote and directed the Award winning short "Off-Duty", segments for the NBC-TV syndicated That Teen Show and directed and produced, based on his original idea, the nationally and internationally distributed feature film, "SuperSpook", a parody on super heroes."

-Anthony B. Major's Home Page