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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Showing posts with label 1960. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1960. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Paris Blues (1961)

















































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Despite being far from home, American jazz musicians Ram Bowen (Paul Newman) and Eddie Cook (Sidney Poitier) are content living and working in Paris. Ram knows it's the best place for him to develop his musical reputation, and Eddie is far away from the racism that once greeted him on a regular basis. But after meeting and falling in love with American tourists Lillian (Joanne Woodward) and Connie (Diahann Carroll), the pair must decide whether their artistic integrity is worth abandoning.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This Rebel Breed [a.k.a. The Black Rebels] (1960)

















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Two white detectives go undercover to investigate the rampant drug abuse among high school teenagers. Frank Serano (Mark Damon) goes undercover as a half-Mexican and half-Black student who befriends Lola Montalvo (Rita Moreno) who is Mexican. Teenage punks slice and dice each other, turn innocent young girls into sleazy tramps, threaten innocent citizens, get involved in interracial romance, and sell drugs to local citizens. This film also features Al Freeman Jr. who is part of the gang called The Ebonies. This films seems to focus on multiple storylines, hence why there are multiple titles. This is a highly exploitative and racially driven film.