Labeled “too difficult” for mainstream Hollywood after a decade of critically praised but noncommercial projects, actor/filmmaker/playwright/novelist Bill Gunn (GANJA & HESS, screenwriter of THE LANDLORD) made this low-budget film with a mostly no-name cast in 1980. An experimental soap opera set in a black middle-class milieu, the film has been more rumor than reality for three decades, save for the rare museum or cinematheque screening, where it has typically played to rapt audiences. “This is not…the black middle class one encounters in commercial sitcom standards like THE JEFFERSONS, but rather a middle class whose concerns reflect the real conflicts inherent in changing value systems [amid] seemingly unchangeable social constructs.” –Pacific Film Archive.
Popeye is a super-strong, spinach-scarfing sailor man who's searching for his father. During a storm that wrecks his ship, Popeye washes ashore and winds up rooming at the Oyl household, where he meets Olive.
When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment.
Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by Gen. Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world.