A Chinese food delivery boy is looking for his mother in New York City. And the picture he carries as his mother is actually a picture of Marlene Dietrich. It's a black comedy about living in between cultures and how an individual finding a masculine identity in such environment.
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The amazing story of Bruce Lee, one of the most iconic human beings ever to enter the public consciousness. The film is a compelling and visually stunning uncovering of Bruce's life, his enormous impact, and his ever-expanding legacy in the world of martial arts, entertainment, and beyond--despite his tragic and sudden death at the age of 32. Featuring interviews with people who knew Bruce intimately, along with a broad array of international icons from the entertainment and athletic fields including basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, acclaimed actors Mickey Rourke and Ed O'Neill, world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, Taboo of pop music supergroup Black Eyed Peas, and UFC's Dana White and world champion Jon Jones. The interviews will be combined with rarely seen archival footage, classic photos, and cutting edge visuals and graphics to tell Bruce Lee's story in a way never seen before.
Through numerous personal interviews, professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. examines the past, present, and future of black/white race relations in the USA.
Radio talk show host Leon Phelps (Tim Meadows) is a man with a mission. Drawing on his own vast and personal knowledge of love - at least certain aspects of it - he dispenses advice to the men and women of Chicago about matters of the heart - and body. Leon is earnest, inexhaustible and inexplicably attractive to women - he's The Ladies Man - and in his own endearingly innocent way, he only wants to do one thing: help the world with his expert knowledge of amore.
Leon, however, is having trouble finding a new job after he and his producer, Julie (Karyn Parsons), are sacked for the exceedingly "frank" nature of his on-air comments. He is running out of options when he receives a mysterious letter signed only "Sweet Thing" begging him to return to her -- and her money! With enough change, Leon figures, he could buy his own radio station. All he has to do is look in his giant little black book and recall which one of his many sweet things is the "Sweet Thing," but he can't remember. With so many past conquests to sort through, Leon's search promises to be difficult, made all the more complex by a posse of cuckolded husbands determined to take their revenge on him.
Fresh off the bus from Iowa, Joe (Jerry O'Connell) is just trying to make it in New York, but he's got no job, no girl and, worst of all, he's just moved into a slummy, squalid, seedy little box of an apartment that he shares with 50,000 roommates, an army of roaches - that don't just think and talk, but they also sing and dance!
His new roommates are determined to save Joe from the ills of the big city, including a landlord who is trying to get rid of him, and help him woo the girl of his dreams, the lovely Lily (Megan Ward). As Joe takes on the town, he learns what life's really about in the big city: SEX, BUGS and ROCK 'N ROLL!
A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.
Marcus is a successful advertising executive who woos and beds women almost at will. After a company merger he finds that his new boss, the ravishing Jacqueline, is treating him in exactly the same way. Completely traumatised by this, his work goes badly downhill. But then Jacqueline's more quietly attractive assistant Angela, who has been dating Marcus' best friend, shows herself more than a little concerned by his parlous state.
Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at school has decided to give him a lesson in behaviour
The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single partner.
Independent Lens introduces new drama and documentary films made by independent filmmakers. Independent Lens films vary in length from four-minute comic shorts and half-hour experimental pieces to hour-long dramas and feature-length documentaries. Past seasons of Independent Lens have been presented by hosts Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Susan Sarandon, and Edie Falco. The current host is Terrence Howard.