Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood

Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood

Director: Velma Cato Cast: Louis Gossett Jr.

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Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood

Though almost all actors and directors must struggle to find gainful employment in their profession, this challenge continues to be an even greatest one for many African-American actors. Fortunately, some advances have been made. This film seeks to document the types of discrimination and unique challenges these actors have had to overcome, as well as recent triumphs. Actor Louis Gossett, Jr., hosts this program that uses both older black-and-white film clips, along with color ones, to review the absence and presence of African-Americans in Hollywood productions over the years. As many viewers know, minority actors continue to be hired more often for lesser comedy roles than positive dramatic ones. However, the film remains upbeat as it praises the talented African-Americans who continue to be trailblazers for many others.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/2006
UPC: 0014381067521
Original Release: 1997
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 0:58:00

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Disc #1 -- Small Steps - Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood
1. Introduction [1:40]
2. Uncle Tom's Cabin [6:06]
3. Stepin Fetchit [3:29]
4. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson [3:36]
5. Paul Robeson [2:16]
6. Imitation of Life [:39]
7. Hattie McDaniel [3:42]
8. Stormy Weather [4:42]
9. Cabin in the Sky [:22]
10. Jazz Was King [:48]
11. The Nicholas Brothers [2:14]
12. Pinky [3:12]
13. Sidney Poitier [3:47]
14. Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte [4:45]
15. Porgy and Bess [2:41]
16. A Raisin in the Sun [1:54]
17. Lilies of the Field [1:35]
18. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner [1:22]
19. Black Power [3:27]
20. The Great White Hope [4:37]
21. Credits [1:08]

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