Search results for "Harry Belafonte"

I Got Somethin' to Tell You (2013)

Having broken racial and sexual boundaries as a pioneering comic talent, the late Moms Mabley has long been an icon in the comedy world. Now Whoopi Goldberg takes a deep dive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Whoopi Goldberg
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Moms Mabley  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Joan Rivers

Hava Nagila (The Movie) (2012)

A documentary on the history of the song "Hava Nagila."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberta Grossman
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Glen Campbell  •  Connie Francis  •  The Klezmatics

Sing Your Song (2012) RT 95% / Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2012

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Susanne Rostock
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Marge Champion  •  Fran Scott Attaway

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) RT 91% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Dec 2011

The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 is a 2011 documentary film, directed by Göran Olsson, that examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in American society from 1967 ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Göran Olsson
CAST:  Erykah Badu  •  Abiodun Oyewole  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Talib Kweli

Bobby (2006) RT 46% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2007

In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Joy Bryant  •  Nick Cannon  •  Emilio Estevez

Outfoxed (2004)

This film examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news, and provides an in-depth look at Fox News ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Robert Greenwald
CAST:  Christiane Amanpour  •  George W. Bush  •  George Carlin  •  Tom Brokaw

The Peace! (2005)

Amid an escalating war in Iraq, rising terror levels and the threat of nuclear attack, a growing body of intellectuals, religious leaders and community organizers are getting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gabriele Zamparini
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Angela Davis  •  Danny Glover  •  Amy Goodman

Kansas City (1996) RT 63% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Feb 2005

Robert Altman's story is a riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music. It all takes ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Music • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Michael Murphy

White Man's Burden (1995) RT 24% / Audience 35%

DVD release: May 1999

The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Desmond Nakano
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Margaret Avery

Prêt-à-Porter (1994)

Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

The Player (1992) RT 98% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Jul 1997

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Uptown Saturday Night (1974) RT 71% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jan 2004

Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby team up in this hilarious misadventure as buddies Steve and Wardell, who head uptown to a swanky nightclub. Unfortunately, thieves hit the club ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Bill Cosby  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Calvin Lockhart

Buck and the Preacher (1972) RT Audience 62%

DVD release: Feb 2000

A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Sidney Poitier  •  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Ruby Dee  •  Cameron Mitchell

The Angel Levine (1970) RT Audience 71%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Morris Mishkin is a elderly religious Jew in New York. His wife Fanny is very ill. He's a tailor, but he can't work because his back has given out. He doesn't even have enough ...  (more)

CAST:  Zero Mostel  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Ida Kaminska  •  Milo O'Shea

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) RT Audience 84%

DVD release: Dec 2003

An old-time crook plans a heist. When one of his two partners is found out to be a black man tensions flare.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Robert Ryan  •  Shelley Winters  •  Ed Begley

The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959) RT Audience 76%

DVD release: Jan 2011

Ralph Burton is a miner who is trapped for several days as a result of a cave-in. When he finally manages to dig himself out, he realizes that all of mankind seems to have ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ranald MacDougall
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Inger Stevens  •  Mel Ferrer

Island in the Sun (1957) RT Audience 52%

DVD release: Jan 2006

Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule. It focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Robert Rossen
CAST:  James Mason  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Dorothy Dandridge  •  Joan Collins