|Introducing Dorothy Dandridge 1999 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: Martha Coolidge
Cast: Halle Berry, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Brent Spiner, Obba Babatunde, Loretta Devine, Cynda Williams, Tamara Taylor, LaTanya Richardson, D.B. Sweeney, William Atherton, Don Gettinger, Nicholas Hormann, Sharon Brown, Darrian C. Ford, M.J. Sawyer
The troubled life of Dorothy Dandridge–the first Black woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress (1954's "Carmen Jones")–is insightfully portrayed by Halle Berry. The story begins with Dandridge's early vaudeville acts and continues through her professional triumphs, which culminated tragically in her fatal overdose on prescription drugs.
|Kramer vs. Kramer 1979 PG, 104 min.|
Director: Robert Benton
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Howard Duff, Justin Henry, George Coe, JoBeth Williams, Howland Chamberlin, Joe Seneca, Jack Ramage, Bill Moor, Jess Osuna, Nicholas Hormann, Ellen Parker, Carol Nadell
This is the story of father Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) and son Billy (Justin Henry) who are forced to go it on their own after their wife and mother Joanna (Meryl Streep) walks out on them. Ted does learn how to care for Billy and places Billy over other priorities–Ted even loses his much loved job in order to make time for Billy. Now, Joanna returns planning to take custody of Billy, but Ted refuses to give him up, and a custody battle ensues. The film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep), and Writing.
|1. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)|
2. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
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