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Black History Month 2019 Special Academic Offers 

Welcome to our 2019 Black History Month Specials! These films reflect our personal engagement as producers and filmmakers reaching into aspects of the African American Experience that your institution might enjoy knowing about. Here are four films for your review. The discounted pricing links attached to this page are for Black History Month, and will be dropped March 1, 2019. 

On The Bus With Basie &

The Al Aarons Interview Archive

This two-film DVD set explores the life of recently deceased trumpet player Al Aarons. The first film is a 20 minute illustrated documentary that explores his life. The second is an archival interview conducted by Tony Guerra, trumpet player and orchestra leader currently prominent in LA music circles and entertainment scenes. 

Screen and share the entire first film in the set here:

Purchase On The Bus With Basie & The Al Aarons Interview Archive INCLUDES classroom screenings and closed campus streaming  BHM Price $200

  

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Sammy Davis Jr.  Mr. Entertainment

The always-articulate Sammy Davis Jr. never attended school of any kind. Performing since the age of five, he was largely self-taught. As a child song-and-dance entertainer in the vaudeville days, his father would often have him appear behind a screen with a fake cigar in his mouth on the arm of two ladies so as to beat the child-labor laws. His big success came in the mid-50’s with his performance on Broadway in “Golden Boy”. That same year, his film debut in “The Benny Goodman Story” solidified his film future. Soon after he fell in with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to become a member of The Vegas-crazy “Rat Pack”. His work in 1969’s “Sweet Charity” demonstrated his amazing stamina as an entertainer, giving a great performance of savvy and dignity. His most famous quote was: “ Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted in places where the average Negro could never hope to get insulted”. 

 

Purchase the Sammy Davis Jr. Biography Program INCLUDES classroom screenings and closed campus streaming   BHM Price $200

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Harlem Black Hope

 

This 52 minute film puts the viewer face to face with the dreams and realities of a Harlem community that feels its time has come. The people are prideful, sure of themselves and their future to attainin the American Dream.  The irony of course is that the “Hope” has been dashed for all America as those at the bottom continue to dream and those at the top continue upward.  What has changed? This film is more relevant than ever.

Purchase Harlem Black Hope INCLUDES classroom screenings and closed campus streaming  BHM Price $200

 

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Ali Farka Toure...The Blues Man from Timbuktu 

Considered to be 'The African John Lee Hooker', Ali was born in 1939 in Gourmararusse (in the Timbuktu region), Mali, into the noble Sorhai family. Being of noble birth, he should never have taken up music. His family disapproved because the musician profession is normally inherited in Malian society and the right to play belongs to the musician families. However, being a man of determination and independence, once he decided to take up music, there was no stopping him.

 

Purchase Ali Farka Toure  INCLUDES classroom screenings and closed campus streaming  BHM Price $200

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NOTE: Academic rights for our films INCLUDE the DVD with PPR and DSL. Use of third-party streaming services is OK. Academic licensees can also ask for a custom quote for single screenings. 

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