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November 28, 2017 / Foreign

It is the year 2000 and the World Global Union is in charge, although other countries are allowed to elect their own government leaders, as long as they support the Union. When Austria’s newly-elected president, played by Josef Meinrad, makes his inauguration speech he declares Austria independence and issues an edict ending Austria’s financial support for the Global Union.

August 21, 2017 / War

Set at the beginning of the Civil War, Tap Roots is all about a county in Mississippi which chooses to secede from the state rather than enter the conflict. The county is protected from the Confederacy by an abolitionist  and a Native American gentleman. The abolitionist’s daughter is courted by a powerful newspaper publisher when her fiance, a confederate officer, elopes with the girl’s sister. The daughter at first resists the publisher’s attentions, but turns to him for aid when her ex-fiance plans to capture the seceding county on behalf of the South.

August 3, 2017 / Documentary

Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the DP (director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from “Birth of a Nation” to “Do the Right Thing”.

August 3, 2017 / Thriller

Rookie policewoman Christine Miller volunteers to go undercover to avenge her father’s death. Posing as a drug dealer, Christine inveigles her way into a vicious narcotics ring. Inevitably, she is found out, and it’s up to police-lieutenant Mike Trent, who’s fallen in love with Christine, to come to her rescue.

August 3, 2017 / Comedy

In this tender and touchingly humorous movie based on the acclaimed Broadway play, Scottie is a failed writer and a second-rate press agent. Terminally ill, he tries to reconcile with his estranged son before it’s too late.

August 3, 2017 / Comedy

An Italian-American barber, Joe Thomasello, buys a sweepstakes ticket but doesn’t tell his wife, Nora, as she takes a dim view of gambling in any form. The ticket turns out to be the prize winner but Joe can’t find it where he hid it from Nora, as the baby in the family found it also. The frantic search leads to the family being jailed.

August 3, 2017 / Film Noir

Based loosely on a real incident, the film tells of the disappearance of a little African-American girl in a small, segregated community. Caucasian Claude Packard (Harry Morgan, the nephew of the town’s richest man (Barry Kelley), is the last person seen with the little girl. Sensing a cover-up when Morgan is not immediately charged, the black community is on the verge of a riot. But when it’s discovered that the little girl has fallen down a well, all racial differences are forgotten as black and white neighbors work shoulder to shoulder to rescue the child.

August 3, 2017 / Comedy

Raised in seclusion to be the epitome of mental, physical and moral perfection, Gerald Beresford Wicks is resigned to following his grandmother’s wishes until a chance encounter with Mona Carter leads him into the outside world.