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Featured Film: Polly (1989)

The next film to be featured is Polly!

Polly is a musical television movie. It originally aired in November 1989 on NBC. It is adapted from the book Pollyanna. This film was directed and choreographed by the talented Debbie Allen. It stars her legendary sister Phylicia Rashād and an adorable young Keshia Knight Pulliam. Pulliam plays the title character Polly. 
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Today in Black History: July 27th

July 27, 1847 After departing New York Port in 1820 the first group of freed blacks landed first in Sherbro Island in Sierra Leone and later moved on to Bushrod Island in what is today in Monrovia and established a state. By the 1847 the country declared its independence.

'Django Unchained' Wraps Filming After 130 Days

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On This Day In History : The Birth of Emmett Till

Emmett Till was born today in Chicago.

Teaser from Twelve Years a Slave

Here is a teaser (of sorts) of Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave film adaptation. Which is currently shooting in New Orleans ( they started last month). It is a photo  tweeted by co-star Garret Dillahunt, with the words: Me and Lupita Nyong'o like to decompress at the end of the shooting day with a little mumblety-peg. Lupita plays Patsey, a slave who is the object of both the affections and cruelty of Master Epps (Michael Fassbender). Here is a list of the film's cast (as of today) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Brad Pitt
Michael Fassbender
Scoot McNairy
Benedict Cumberbatch
Paul Giamatti
Paul Dano
Sarah Paulson
Garret Dillahunt
Ruth Negga
Taran Killam
Adepero Oduye
Alfre Woodard
Lupita Nyong'o
Michael K. Williams
Chris Chalk
Dwight Henry
Looking forward to this film. Currently working on finishing the book

Nightjohn: Characters, The Review & Pictures *SPOILERS*

The Characters:

Mistress Waller

THE GOOD: All of the characters are well developed. Sarny and John's back stories are lush with detail. These details are woven into the story without it seeming heavy handed.

In the opening we are shown that Sarny's mother is sold away after Sarny turns out to be a girl and not a boy, as wanted by Master Waller. Sarny hardly remembers her mother and never met her father as he was sold away before her mother was sold away.
We find out about John in his on words through the course of natural conversation. He ran away after his wife was sold. He made it to the North but he returned South to teach any slave that would be willing to learn. This to me is a wonderfulback story. He had freedom but decided to come back and helpothers. It reminds me of Harriet Tubman except in John's case he was giving slaves their mental freedom.

I loved the romance plot line between Outlaw and Egypt. We see them get marrie…

Featured Film: Nightjohn

The first film I will feature on my blog is Nightjohn!

Nightjohn is a television film that aired on Disney Channel. It is based on the similarly titled novel  Nightjohn. 

Which is a young adult novel by Gary Paulsen which was first published in 1993. It runs at 92 minutes and takes place in the 1850's, just years before the Civil War.
It was released in June of 1996.

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