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 New York City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New York City. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sistemo l'America e torno [a.k.a. Black Is Beautiful] (1974)

























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The film is primarily in Italian with English in various parts of the film. I done my best to translate the storyline of the film. The film offers an interesting perspective on Blaxploitation as this film was not made for American release, but filmed in urban areas across the United States while showing the political fight for African-American rights and justice. 

Storyline
John Bonfiglio (Paolo Villaggio) was sent to attend to some business in the United States by his employer, a wealthy industrialist from Busto Arsizio. Already located there, John is also in charge of hiring a promising American basketball player of color, Ben Ferguson (Sterling St. Jacques, the son of famed blaxploitation actor Raymond St. Jacques) for the Corporate basketball team, which is in need of a player that makes them invincible. Ferguson is immediately available, but before leaving for Italy, he forces Bonfiglio to accompany him on a tour across the United States to settle some personal matters. During the journey, John discovers that the basketball champion actually has not only the interest of the sport, but also politics...

Monday, July 9, 2012

Death Journey (1976)
























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Storyline
Fearful that their star witness might be murdered, two attorneys hire a protector to bring him from Los Angeles to New York. Jesse Crowder (Fred Williamson) is a no-nonsense tough guy. He buddies up with the witness, an accountant, and they hit the road. Outwitting their foes means taking all manner of conveyance, including automobile, train, and airplane. At every turn, Crowder and the witness face a variety of attacks, including gunfire and knife-wielding villains. At ease with the ladies, Crowder manages the entire journey with shirt unbuttoned and stogie clenched firmly in his teeth.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Death Promise (1977)


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When the tenants of rundown apartments band together to save their homes, the landlords resort to any means necessary to evict them... even the murder of an old man who had been their leader. His, so vowing revenge, makes a Death Promise!

Charles Bonet (The Black Dragon's Revenge) is the mean, ass-kicking martial arts master out for revenge in this 1977 cult classic! Speedy Leacock, Vincent Van Lynn, Tony Liu (Fists of Fury), Bill Louie (Fist of Fear, Touch of Death), and David Kirk (Putney Swope) co-star.