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24th Annual Jazz Loft Party - Arrivals

Savion Glover - Jazz Foundation of America's 24th Annual Jazz Loft Party held at Hudson Studios - Arrivals at Hudson Studios - New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 16th May 2015

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Tribeca Film Festival 2015 and Lincoln Motor Company's 'Sinatra at 100'

Savion Glover - Shots from this years Tribeca Film Festival and Lincoln Motor Company's 'Sinatra at 100' Film and Music Centennial Celebration which was attended by a variety of stars and held at the Spring Studios in New York, United States - Tuesday 21st April 2015

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Video - Michael Rapaport Spotted At 'Top Five' NY Premiere - Part 5


Michael Rapaport was joined by his guest Kebe Dunn at the New York premiere for Chris Rock's comedy 'Top Five', held at the Ziegfeld Theater. The film, in which Rock stars as well as directs, is set to be released in the US on December 12th 2014.

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New York premiere of 'Top Five'

Savion Glover - Photographs of a variety of stars as they arrived for the the New York premiere of 'Top Five' The premiere was held at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Apollo Spring Gala and 80th Birthday Celebration - Arrivals

Savion Glover - Apollo Spring Gala and 80th Birthday Celebration held at the Apollo Theater - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 10th June 2014

Picture - Savion Glover Beverly Hills, California USA, Wednesday 26th March 2008

Savion Glover and Spike Lee Wednesday 26th March 2008 6th Annual Behind The Lens Award Honoring Spike Lee - Arrivals Beverly Hills, California USA

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Bamboozled Review


Good
Welcome to a piece of American history. In the old music hall, white comedians and song 'n' dance men would splash their faces in charcoal, maybe throw on a pair of white gloves, then go through the step-n-fetchin' routine, the exotica and the buffoonery of perceived black culture. Jim Crow, Amos 'n' Andy, Mammy, L'il Black Sambo, Uncle Tom, and the Ten Pickaninnies were typical characters thrown on stage and screen for the amusement and mockery of white audiences.

What began as white actors in blackface evolved with the 1950s Amos and Andy Show on television, featuring black actors in blackface. The content remained the same, with Amos and Andy portrayed as lazy, ignorant, chicken eatin', banjo playin', shifty clowns. Once the show lost favor with an outraged public, the television studios put a halt on developing new shows about the black experience -- degrading or otherwise -- for several decades.

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Bamboozled Review


Weak

Beginning as a stinging, double-edged satire of stereotype exploitation, Spike Lee's racially charged "Bamboozled" slowly turns into a heavy-handed horsewhipping as it loses its sense of humor.

Intelligent, persuasive, scathing and certainly provocative, the picture is a pasting of upstart TV networks that pack their schedules with clownish urban sitcoms to build a woop-wooping, lowbrow fan base. With this film, Lee is asking just how far such degradation must go before it's recognized as being socially detrimental.

Damon Wayans (no stranger to blaxploitation TV) stars as Pierre Delacroix, an ostentatious, Harvard-educated "oreo" who writes for a WB-like network. Fed up with reprimands for writing "too white," he pitches a concept so offensive he hopes it will both prove a point and get him fired from this job he can no longer stomach.

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