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  1. The Seat of Justice

    The Seat of Justice

    By Julian Wiles.

    Product Code: S2R000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community
    • 12m., 7w., 4 boys, 3 girls.

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    • 120 min.
    In 1947, a small group of parents started a movement that would eventually lead to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. The Seat of Justice chronicles the historic Briggs v. Elliott desegregation case from rural Clarendon Country, S.C., to the halls of the United States Supreme Court and celebrates the brave citizens, both black and white, who fought for justice and equality, taking their turns in the seat of justice and making decisions that will change the course of history. Learn More
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  2. River City

    River City

    By Diana Grisanti.

    Product Code: RD7000

    • Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 4m., 2w.
    • 100 min.
    After his death, Mary discovers a photograph of her father from a past he never talked about. She goes on a quest to uncover a half-century of family secrets buried in Kentucky. Her investigation transports us to 1968, to an orphanage, across town from a once-burgeoning black business district. As Mary dives into a torrent of bloodlines and color lines, she confronts not only the memories of her family, but the ghosts that haunt one American city. Learn More
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  3. Loving

    Loving

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: LM1000

    • Drama
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 2m., 1 to 2w., 1 either gender.

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    • 60 min.

    In the 1950s, Richard Loving, a white man, loved Mildred Jeter, an African American. The story of an oppressed inter-racial marriage and a family torn apart by prejudice and hate, this title celebrates this triumph of love that led to a landmark United States Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia.

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  4. The Opponent

    The Opponent

    By Brett Neveu.

    Product Code: OA6000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • College | Professional
    • 2m.
    • 90 min.
    This title takes a look at the hardscrabble world of boxing from the perspective of a small-time boxing gym owner, Tre Billiford, and a young up-and-comer, Donell Fuseles. Time shifts forward, as Tre's mental ability has begun to crumble from his own time in the ring, and Donell starts to question Tre's advice given to him five years previously. Tensions quickly rise between the two broken men as both accuse the other of causing the failures that define their lives. Learn More
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  5. Higgins in Harlem

    Higgins in Harlem

    By Lawrence Thelen.

    Product Code: HG8000

    • Comedy
    • High School | College | Community
    • 4m., 5w.

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    • 120 min.
    Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw is reset in Harlem in 1938 during the Harlem Renaissance. Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, discovers Eliza Doolittle, a homeless, Harlem girl and transforms her into a high-class woman. Eliza forgoes a relationship with Freddie Hill, who is in love with her, and must choose between a platonic existence with Higgins or a life on her own. Learn More
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  6. Collateral Bodies

    Collateral Bodies

    By Erin Rachel Kaplan.

    Product Code: CN7000

    • Drama | Tragedy
    • High School | College | Community | Professional
    • 7w.
    • 75 min.
    An exploration of human rights as women relate experiences of sexual trafficking, rape, female circumcision and domestic violence through fictional stories based in truth. Learn More
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  7. Don't Tell Me I Can't Fly

    Don't Tell Me I Can't Fly

    By Y York. Inspired by the life and art of Della Wells.

    Product Code: DE9000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 2m., 3w.
    • 65 min.
    Nine-year-old Tonia is growing up in a working-class, African-American home in Milwaukee in 1964. Her artistic soul is at odds with her parents' fears and pragmatism. Her efforts to please and appease them are in conflict with her own needs and desires. Tonia finds her way, the only way possible, by allowing her parents to see her true self with all its flaws, beauty and possibilities. Learn More
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  8. Smoldering Fires

    Smoldering Fires

    By Kermit Frazier.

    Product Code: SP5000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College | Community | Professional | TYA
    • 12m., 6w., doubling possible.
    • 70 min.
    Two 12-year-old black boys who seem unlikely friends share a dream of cleaning up their violent, drug-infested urban neighborhood. Learn More
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  9. Stage Black

    Stage Black

    By Lydia R. Diamond.

    Product Code: SN1000

    • Comedy
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 3m., 7 to 10w.
    • 120 min.
    A respected but obscure African-American playwright attempts to write the perfect, producible black play. Her inclination toward truth and honesty in art conflicts with her desire for commercial viability. Her characters rebel, and she is killed. Monica (the pretty little sister) will begin a play of truth and honesty. Or can she? Learn More
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  10. The Bluest Eye

    The Bluest Eye

    Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond from the novel by Toni Morrison.

    Product Code: BC4000

    • Drama
    • College | Community | Professional
    • 2 to 3m., 6 to 10w.
    • 90 min.
    In this story about the tragic life of a young black girl in 1940s Ohio, 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her family and schoolmates. Instead, she faces constant ridicule and abuse. She blames her dark skin and prays for blue eyes, sure that love will follow. This powerful adaptation explores the crippling toll that a legacy of racism has taken on a community, a family and an innocent girl. Learn More
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