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1. Bustin' Loose (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

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55 Metascore

The director of a foster home is forced to move her kids from Philadelphia to Seattle in a broken down bus - driven by a fast-talking parolee assigned to the task. A hilarious road trip adventure.

Directors: Oz Scott, Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Angel Ramirez Jr., Jimmy Hughes

Votes: 2,647 | Gross: $31.26M

2. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,462

3. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.3
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71 Metascore

Filmmaker William Greaves auditioned acting students for a fictional drama, while simultaneously shooting the behind-the-scenes drama taking place.

Director: William Greaves | Stars: Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows, Jonathan Gordon, Bob Rosen

Votes: 1,372

4. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 715

5. Lost Boundaries (1949)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

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This story is a true account of the lives of Scott and Marsha Carter. Having graduated from medical school, Scott Carter, a fair-skinned African American, marries Marsha Mitchell and moves ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Beatrice Pearson, Mel Ferrer, Susan Douglas Rubes, Robert A. Dunn

Votes: 359

6. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 1/2 (2005)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

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In Central Park, 1968, a director shot scenes of a young couple whose marriage was falling apart - 35 years later they are back in Central Park as the director relentlessly pursues the ever-elusive symbiopsychotaxiplasmic moment.

Director: William Greaves | Stars: Audrey Heningham, Shannon Baker, Shannon Baker Davis, Marcia Karp

Votes: 245

7. Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment (2000)

193 min | Documentary

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This is a documentary about direct-cinema from its very beginnings (Nanook of the North) to the fake-direct-cinema of the Blair Witch Project. All the important direct-cinema filmmakers are... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wintonick | Stars: Jean-Pierre Beauviala, Michel Brault, Gillian Caldwell, Robin Cowie

Votes: 193

8. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 148

9. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light (2000)

TV-14 | 55 min | Documentary, Biography

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In this series entry, actor/director Sidney Poitier discusses his life and career. He tells of his upbringing in Jamaica; the difficulties he encountered in New York City at the start of ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Akihito, James Baldwin, Janet G. Bostwick, Marlon Brando

Votes: 86

10. Sepia Cinderella (1947)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Musical

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A struggling songwriter (Billy Daniels) abandons his girlfriend (Sheila Guyse) for a flashy woman (Tondeleyo) after landing a hit.

Director: Arthur H. Leonard | Stars: Billy Daniels, Sheila Guyse, Tondaleyo, Ruble Blakey

Votes: 69

11. Miracle in Harlem (1948)

Approved | 71 min | Mystery, Romance

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A crooked real estate tycoon tricks a trusting young woman out of her small candy store. When he is found dead, the girl is suspected of the crime.

Director: Jack Kemp | Stars: Hilda Offley, Sheila Guyse, Kenneth Freeman, William Greaves

Votes: 63

12. The Voice of La Raza (1972)

53 min | Documentary

8.6
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Documentary depicting the struggle for equality by Spanish-speaking residents of the USA. Anthony Quinn relates his own family's struggles as Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles.

Director: William Greaves | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Rita Moreno

Votes: 45

13. That's Black Entertainment (1990)

60 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.5
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This documentary presents clips from black films from 1929 through 1957. Musical performers include Paul Robeson (in Song of Freedom), Bessie Smith (St. Louis Blues), Eubie Blake and the ... See full summary »

Directors: William Greaves, G. William Jones | Stars: Billie Allen, Albert Ammons, Louis Armstrong, Eubie Blake

Votes: 43

14. The Fighters (1974)

G | 142 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

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On March 8, 1971, in Madison Square Garden, for an unprecedented purse of $5 million--Muhammad Ali met Joe Frazier to contest for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. In ... See full summary »

Directors: Rick Baxter, William Greaves | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Richie Havens, Burt Lancaster

Votes: 35

15. The Deep North (1990 TV Movie)

58 min

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An investigation into the causes of racial tensions in New York City. Participants express their feelings in matters of race, under the direction and guidance of two prominent therapists.

Director: William Greaves | Star: Mike Schneider

Votes: 18

16. Souls of Sin (1949)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama

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Unsuccessful gambler 'Dollar Bill' Burton lives in a crummy New York basement room with old friend Bob and a new roommate, friendly blues singer 'Alabama' Lee. But, tired of being broke, ... See full summary »

Director: Powell Lindsay | Stars: Savannah Churchill, Jimmy Wright, Billie Allen, William Greaves

Votes: 17

17. Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey (2001)

117 min | Documentary

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Director: William Greaves | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Ralph Bunche

Votes: 17

18. Emergency Ward (1959)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Documentary

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This 1959 documentary short is a frank portrait of the daily operations inside the Montreal General Hospital's emergency ward.

Director: William Greaves

Votes: 16

19. Ali the Fighter (1975)

142 min | Documentary

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Ali the Fighter was made in 1975, when the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier fight was still fresh in everyone's minds. Filmmaker William Greaves frames Ali's rise to glory, beginning with his "Cassius Clay" days back in Louisville.

Directors: Rick Baxter, William Greaves | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Burt Lancaster

Votes: 15

20. Our Paul: Remembering Paul Robeson (2007 Video)

45 min | Biography

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A retrospective look at the career of Paul Robeson and his legacy as both an American and a citizen of the world.

Director: Abbey Lustgarten | Stars: William Greaves, James Earl Jones, Paul Robeson, Ruby Dee

Votes: 14

21. Black Journal (1969– )

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Stars: Tony Brown, Louis Farrakhan, Dick Gregory, William Greaves

Votes: 11

22. The Face of the High Arctic (1958)

13 min | Short

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Director: Dalton Muir | Star: Michael Kane

Votes: 9

23. Suspense (1949–1954)
Episode: Frisco Payoff (1951)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Postal inspector Winters has infiltrated a criminal gang and their big plan is about to go down. A postal employee drops a $120,000 in bonds out a back window to Winters waiting in an alley... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Anthony Ross, Paul Langton, Russell Collins, Harry Bellaver

Votes: 9

24. That's Black Entertainment: Westerns (2002 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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This documentary provides a look into the B westerns produced for African-American theatres in the 1930s and 1940s and their impact on westerns featuring African Americans in recent years.

Director: Walid Khaldi | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Pearl Bowser, Ossie Davis, William Greaves

Votes: 8

25. That's Black Entertainment: Actors (2002 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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Survey of African-American "race" films of the 1920's through 1940's, particularly the work of Paul Robeson, Oscar Micheaux, Clarence Muse, Spencer Williams, Francine Everett, Sheila Guyse, and July Jones.

Director: Walid Khaldi | Stars: Pearl Bowser, Ossie Davis, William Greaves, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 7

26. Discovering William Greaves (2006 Video)

61 min

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Stars: Louise Archambault, St. Clair Bourne, Ruby Dee, William Greaves

Votes: 6

27. From These Roots (1974)

Documentary

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Director: William Greaves

Votes: 6

28. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice (1989)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

5.6
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The work of a notable civil rights crusader in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Director: William Greaves

Votes: 5

29. Every Nigger Is a Star (1974)

Documentary, Drama

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A man returns to his home of Jamaica from journey. Along the way, he meets up with famous reggae bands of the time.

Director: Calvin Lockhart | Stars: Big Youth, The Boris Gardiner Happening, Fabulous Five, Alfred Fagon

30. The Fight Never Ends (1948)

Crime, Drama

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Director: Joseph Lerner | Stars: Joe Louis, Ruby Dee, Katherine Byars, Bill Dillard

31. The Marijuana Affair (1975)

Action

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Director: William Greaves | Stars: Carl Bradshaw, Evett Hussey, Charles Hyatt, Basil Keane

32. Still a Brother: Inside the Negro Middle Class (1968)

90 min | Documentary

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The title of the NET produced film comes from Urban League administrator Horace Morris, who said no matter how high a black advances into mainstream society and the middle class, he's "still a brother" to the oppressive, prejudiced whites.

Director: William Greaves | Stars: Julian Bond, Ossie Davis, St.Clair Drake, John H. Johnson

33. Blacklist: Recovering the Life of Canada Lee (2008)

Documentary

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Canada Lee was the most profound African-American actor of the 40s and 50s. His outspoken criticism of segregation made him the target of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Blacklist and erased ... See full summary »

Directors: Kenny Kilfara, Tim Nackashi | Stars: Oscar Brand, William Greaves, Earle Hyman, Leslie Nash

34. Trans Canada Summer (1958)

55 min | Documentary

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Documentary presenting panoramic sweep of local customs, natural landscapes, and urban centres along the route of the Trans-Canada Highway, then under construction.

Director: Ronald Dick | Star: Pierre Berton

35. Stigma (1958)

20 min | Short

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Sheila Farrer, once a happy and cheerful person, suddenly became gloomy. Diagnosed with a case of acute depression, Sheila was sent to a psychiatric hospital for four months to treat her ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Jackson | Stars: Monique Chabot, Marthe Choquette, Benoît Girard, Marie Luise Holtz

36. Four Religions (1960)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

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Underscoring a basic unity of the four major world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity), this National Film Board of Canada project deems each a "higher" religion, "... See full summary »

Directors: William Greaves, David Millar | Star: Françoise Faucher

37. That's Black Entertainment: Comedians (2002 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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Survey of comedic African-American "race" films of the 1920's through 1940's, particularly the work of Bert Williams, Stepin Fetchit, Mantan Moreland, Spencer Williams, Dusty Fletcher

Director: Walid Khaldi | Stars: Pearl Bowser, Ossie Davis, William Greaves, Nick Stewart

38. Blood and Fire (1958)

30 min | Short

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Director: Terence Macartney-Filgate

39. Putting It Straight (1957)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short

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A film about "crooked" teeth, dealing with the causes of irregular teeth and stressing the importance of early, regular and systematic care of the primary teeth in preventing such ... See full summary »

Director: William Greaves

40. Spencer Williams: Remembrances of an Early Black Film Pioneer (1996 Video)

56 min | Documentary

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This one hour documentary chronicling the lives and careers of African-Americans who've made their mark on entertainment industry.The film document how these entertainers got their start in... See full summary »

Director: Walid Khaldi | Stars: David Boykin, Francine Everett, William Greaves, Eugene Jackson

41. Frontier College (1954)

21 min | Short, Documentary

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University students go to railway and logging camps to work as laborers during the day and educators at night.

Director: Julian Biggs | Star: E. Wilson

42. Bush Doctor (1955)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jean Palardy | Stars: John Drainie, Paul-Léon Rivard, Anne Hébert, Clément Lockquell

43. Forest Fire Suppression (1956)

22 min | Short

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Director: Lawrence Cherry | Star: Fred Davis

44. NET Journal (1966– )

Documentary, Drama, News

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Stars: Paul Niven, Philip Sterling, Hubert H. Humphrey, John Morton Blum

45. Smoke and Weather (1958)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short

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During the fire season, look-out men keep constant vigilance for the first sign of smoke, scanning the territory for miles around. How they are trained for the work and how their efforts ... See full summary »

Director: William Greaves | Star: Frank Edwards

46. High Arctic: Life on the Land (1958)

22 min | Short

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Director: Dalton Muir | Star: Michael Kane

47. Security Depends on You (1953)

18 min | Short, Documentary

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The Canadian Army shows their procedures for sentries gaurding military establishments.

Director: Julian Biggs

48. Looking Beyond: Story of a Film Council (1957)

19 min | Short

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Director: Stanley Jackson

49. Les parents à l'école (1954)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Roger Blais

50. Profile of a Problem Drinker (1957)

30 min | Short

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A young businessman begins drinking to cope with the stresses in his life. His wife struggles to get him to stop as he begins to embarrass himself in public and to lose effectiveness at ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Jackson



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