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Tove (Swedish Art House Drama)

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrmiPkDc6w8 ABOUT:Set from 1944 to 1956, the Swedish-language film shows how painter Tove Jansson finds worldwide success from an unexpected side project, in the midst of artistic struggles and an unconventional personal life.

THE UNITED STATES VS BILLIE HOLIDAY (Hulu Original Drama)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5kZY80E_0M AFRO-CULTURE MONTH (and beyond): This is the movie to catch on HULU this year. The legendary Billie Holiday is explored in this beautiful biopic. Clothes done by... Paolo Nieddu  If you love period pieces about brave Americans fighting for social and creative justice; this is the story for you. The story...

Blaxploitation 101: How black filmmakers took on the system and got shafted?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPHWcXNUFho A wonderful short video essay (3:25 minutes), about the genre that is both loved and highly criticized; known as Blaxploitation. Sit back and learn about the struggle and discrimination that Afro-American filmmakers had to deal with. This genre also had a lot of creative inspiration in it too and...

The History of Blaxploitation Films

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryWxUZD-Rxs #Blaxploitation #CinemaHistory #BlaxploitationCinema The History of Blaxploitation Films "The genre broke the stereotype that only whites could be leads in films." Learn the history of a genre that influenced Hip Hop music, dance music, music videos, films, products, even gym culture. Blaxploitation films were the first films, post Sword & Sandal era to use...

Stop Filming Us

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK4kxs4qKsw A wonderful movie detailing life beyond colonial rule in West Africa. People demand humanity and dignity. They don't want to be exploited or made fun of by racists or apologists from the west. They have pride and love for their poor communities. GOMA isn't a perfect place, but neither...

END OF THE CENTURY (From Peccadillo Pictures)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dNcyO7FP-M Spanish gay/bi cinema, always the best. The love, the lust, the drama, mixed in with a small dose of self-loathing. This is what a good male-male love story has going for it. Sit back and enjoy this one. It's also like watching a postcard and perfect for art lovers...

Where Hands Touch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t8iVtFGHCc A story that is good history lesson on the meaning of love in a time when evil persists. Set in Nazi Germany. This story tells the tale of a young interracial couple in Hitler's Germany. We won't ruin it for you, but it's a good film to learn gratitude...

Caruso Presents: The Good Italian I – The Farmhouse of Wonders – Starring Giancarlo Giannini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrHh-8VfjYg A wonderful film short that will take you to ITALY and back. Sit back and enjoy. Ciao from MILANO411.com ABOUT: Caruso presents the short movie THE GOOD ITALIAN STARRING Giancarlo Giannini Michael Rodgers, the tourist Federica Famea, the tourist Emanuele Angeloni, Fefè the butler DIRECTED BY Emanuele Di Bacco also available at...

I Am Love (Shot in Milano)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NjA8CIDvZ8 For those who have dreams and the quarantine is getting you down. Check out this gem of a film from ITALY. I Am Love, starring the lovely Tilda Swinton. This one goes to places and is a "grown folks," film. Deep, complex, romantic, and full of forbidden seduction. We...

The Alpha Test (Sci-Fi Horror)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8JHvSy3hEE The perils of repeating history. Instead of flesh, the slaves will be metal. They will seek revenge and possibly can merge into AI. God help us all. Watch this wonderful art-house, sci-fi gem. It is sure to make you want to go low-tech.  Ciao from MILANO411.com