The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.
This 1973 documentary by the award-winning director Tony Palmer shone a light on the multi-millionaire Hugh Hefner and his Playboy empire.
Sean Johnson (Shadner Ifrene), is a member of a fraternity and a serial killer, who is killing members of his own fraternity who do not adhere to the fraternity's guidelines. He is dating the woman of his dreams, Christina (Khalimah Gaston), who is also a member of a sorority. When Sean feels Christina's love for her sorority doesn't match the love he has for his fraternity, he decides to kill her, but there is a bump along the way. During the process, he finds out she is pregnant and is now torn between keeping her alive or finishing the job.
Legendary pianist and Cuban national treasure Jesus "Chucho" Valdes talks candidly about his monumental ensemble Irakere in this tribute to one of the greatest Cuban bands of all time. The film features live performances of songs such as "Misa Negra," "Chango" and "Stella Va a Estallar" and interviews with Chucho, Oscar Valdes, Carlos Emilio Morales, Enrique Pla, Jose Luis Cortes, Julio Padron, Cesar Lopez and other Irakere band members.
Celebrate the enduring legacy of hip-hop with this special reunion concert at New York City's famous Webster Hall, featuring a host of head-bobbing performances from many of rap music's most legendary names. Highlights include "If I Ruled the World" by Kurtis Blow, the Crash Crew's "We Are Known as Emcees" and "Looking for the Perfect Beat" by Afrika Bambaataa and Soul Sonic Force.
A collection of historical African American films, produced and directed by the founders of black Hollywood. "Go Down Death" 53:55 "The Blood of Jesus" 56:44
A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak. When they are forced into combat, spectacular and hilarious fast-motion kung fu sequences follow. In the end, they must call on all of their abilities in a battle royale, to attempt to vanquish a supernatural man-monster or die trying.
Legend of Yuan Empire Founder is an upcoming Chinese television series based on the life of Kublai Khan and the events leading to the founding of the Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty in China. Filming started in 2011 and the series is expected to be released in 2013. The series is directed by Tsui Siu-ming and stars Hu Jun as Kublai Khan, with Charmaine Sheh, Wu Yue, Zhang Jingda, Tang Guoqiang and Ray Lui as part of the supporting cast.
Questions the myths and unravels age-old clichés about ancient cultures.