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COMING TO AMERICA

COMING TO AMERICA

Village East Cinema
R  |  1 hour 57 minutes

Eddie Murphy stars as a pampered African prince Akeem, who rebels against an arranged marriage and heads to America to find a new bride. Joined by his trusty sidekick (Arsenio Hall), the prince attempts to blend into American life, plunges into a job at a fast-food chain -- and romance with the boss's daughter. Thanks to Oscar-nominated makeup wizardry, Murphy and Hall play a range of colorful characters and cameos in this John Landis laugh-out-loud, pointed comedy.

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Film opens on Wed, Feb 6

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DO THE RIGHT THING

DO THE RIGHT THING

Village East Cinema
R  |  2 hours 5 minutes

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. Directed by visionary filmmaker Spike Lee and featuring a stellar ensemble cast that includes Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Samuel L. Jackson, Rosie Perez, and John Turturro, DO THE RIGHT THING is one of the most thought-provoking and groundbreaking films of the last 30 years.

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Film opens on Wed, Feb 13

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POETIC JUSTICE

POETIC JUSTICE

Village East Cinema
R  |  1 hour 49 minutes

Superstar Janet Jackson makes her stunning film debut in director John Singleton's love story, POETIC JUSTICE. A mismatched pair pushed together on a road trip from South Central L.A. to Oakland, Justice (Jackson) and Lucky (Tupac Shakur) have only one thing in common: they can't stand each other. But as their friends Lesha and Chicago (Regina King and Joe Torry) fight and make up in the back of the van, Justice and Lucky find themselves reluctantly drawn together. Featuring the music of Naughty by Nature and Tony! Toni! Tone! and..

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Film opens on Wed, Feb 20

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THE COLOR PURPLE

THE COLOR PURPLE

Village East Cinema
PG-13  |  2 hours 34 minutes

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this American coming-of-age story focuses on African American life in rural Georgia during the early twentieth century through the lens of Celie. Throughout the film, Celie endures multiple injustices, and finds her self-worth through the help of her two strong female companions. Starring Whoopi Goldberg in her film debut, and featuring Opera Winfrey, also in her film debut, this stunning classic shows the power and resilience of African American women.

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Film opens on Wed, Feb 27

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