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Monday, September 28, 2020

The French Way (1945)

Josephine Baker captivated audiences through stage, recordings, and motion pictures, and you’ll see why in “The French Way,” a farcical romantic comedy set in contemporary WWII France,  about young lovers forbidden to marry by their respective families. Baker, as “Zazu,” the owner of a nightclub, inherits a job restoring harmony between the two families and allowing the young lovers to se marier. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

My Brother's Wedding (1983)

Pierce Mundy works at his parents' South Central dry cleaners with no prospects for the future. With his best friend getting out of jail and his brother busy planning a wedding, Pierce navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life.