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 Crime. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crime. Show all posts

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Straight to Heaven (1939)









































Starring:
Lucky John is head of a syndicate that is distributing rotten canned food to unsuspecting Negroes in Harlem. Joe Williams is sent to jail for murder and placed on trial for his life. Williams' wife plays a big part in clearing her husband of murder charges engineered by Lucky John.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Klash (1995)












































Starring:
Stoney (Giancarlo Esposito), a world-weary photographer past his prime, comes to Kingston to photograph the Klash, an electrifying battle of the world's best Reggae and Dancehall performers. He believes this is to be a routine assignment but soon finds himself under the spell of Blosson (Jasmin Guy), the steamy goddess of the dancehalls and the "property" of underworld Kingpin Mr. Lee. Unhappy in her life as a gun moll, she sees Stoney as her ticket out.

Blossom has devised a seamless plan to steal the box-office receipts generated by the Klash —if Mr. Lee and his double-crossing thugs don't beat her to it! There is apparently no honor amongst thieves, and with the police, led by Lieutenant Loveless (Cedella Marley), quickly closing in, the stakes become dizzyingly high in this race for money, power, and freedom.