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 Sante Fe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sante Fe. Show all posts

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thomasine & Bushrod (1974)

























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Thomasine and Bushrod was intended as the African American counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde, the difference being that the story in this case is utterly fictional. Vonette McGee plays Thomasine, and Max Julien (who also wrote and coproduced the film) is Bushrod. They are a pair of thieves, operating in the southwest between 1911 and 1915. Fancying themselves as Robin Hoods and the White Establishment as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Thomas and Bushrod steal only from Caucasian capitalists, then distribute the booty to Mexicans, Native Americans and poor whites. George Murdock is the redneck sheriff who dogs their trail.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Don't Play Us Cheap (1973)





















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The versatile Melvin Van Peebles helmed this film version of his 1970s Broadway musical about two devil's minions on a quest to crash a rowdy party in Harlem being thrown by Miss Maybell (Esther Rolle). In the process, the little demons earn their set of horns. Van Peebles also penned the rousing rhythm-and-blues score, which includes the songs "Saturday Night," "Ain't Love Grand" and "If You See a Devil, Smash Him."

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Adios Amigos (1976)























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Richard Pryor and Fred Williamson are "Amigos" in this off-beat western. Traveling from town to town, Pryor constantly sets Williamson up in dangerous situations, makes off with the money from bets and con-games, and leaves Williamson to fend off the unhappy townspeople. With an "Amigo" like Pryor, who needs enemies?