Angels Can't Help But Laugh

Angels Can't Help But Laugh

Director: Thomas S. Burns Jr., Terri J. Vaughn, Tangie Ambrose, Tichina Arnold

Cast: Thomas S. Burns Jr., Terri J. Vaughn, Tangie Ambrose, Tichina Arnold

     
 
From the "Mammy" archetype of Hattie McDaniel to the tragic-mulatto image of Dorothy Dandridge, African-American actresses have had to struggle with both negative stereotypes of black women in film and limited opportunities for major screen roles. This documentary from filmmaker Thomas S. Burns interviews 25 prominent black actresses about their experiences as African

Overview

From the "Mammy" archetype of Hattie McDaniel to the tragic-mulatto image of Dorothy Dandridge, African-American actresses have had to struggle with both negative stereotypes of black women in film and limited opportunities for major screen roles. This documentary from filmmaker Thomas S. Burns interviews 25 prominent black actresses about their experiences as African-American women in the Hollywood film industry, including Tichina Arnold, Regina King, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jasmine Guy, Tasha Smith, and Meagan Good. ~ Sandra Bencic

Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/2009
UPC:
0617917237193
Original Release:
2006
Source:
Wiggins Music Group
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:24:00

Special Features

Film trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Terri J. Vaughn Participant
Tangie Ambrose Participant
Tichina Arnold Participant
Essence Atkins Participant
Tamara LaSeon Bass Participant
Kimberly Brooks Participant
Meagan Good Participant
Jasmine Guy Participant
Nia Hill Participant
Penny Johnson Jerald Participant
Juanita Jennings Participant
Tamala Jones Participant
Tracey Cherelle Jones Participant
Regina King Participant
Dawnn Lewis Participant
Tisha Campbell-Martin Participant
Devika Parikh Participant
Paula Jai Parker Participant
Sheryl Lee Ralph Participant
Wendy Raquel Robinson Participant
Tasha Smith Participant
Malinda Williams Participant
Vanessa Williams Participant
Kym E. Whitley Participant
Marcia Wright Participant
Tanya Wright Participant

Technical Credits
Thomas S. Burns Director,Cinematographer
Sean Cokes Cinematographer
William Hightower Executive Producer
Gloria Marshall Executive Producer
Nikki Marshall Executive Producer
Cas Sigers Producer
Terri J. Vaughn Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Angels Can't Help But Laugh
1. Intro [2:44]
2. Perceptions [8:32]
3. State of Black Actresses [11:23]
4. Career [12:34]
5. Angels on Theatre [3:50]
6. State of Television [18:56]
7. Family [9:22]
8. Spiritual Support [8:14]
9. Solutions [5:53]
10. Epilogue [:47]
11. End Credits [1:58]

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