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Black Joy (1977) starring Norman Beaton Blu Ray (Indicator)

This documentary-like look at a Guyanese immigrant learning the ropes of life in Brixton provides both a fascinating window back to a burgeoning ethnic community and a gritty but entertaining drama. Starring Norman Beaton, Trevor Thomas, Dawn Hope and Floella Benjamin.

Floella Benjamin and Norman Beaton in Black Joy

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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972) Blu Ray (Indicator)

Paul Newman directed his wife Joanne Woodward and daughter Nell Potts in this sad but surprisingly funny and rewarding drama examining both the inherent psychological abuse within a broken family and the beacon of hope brought by education.

Nell Potts in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

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The Reckoning (1970) Blu Ray & DVD (Indicator)

Jack Gold’s British Social Realism/Kitchen Sink drama has an excellent performance by Nicol Williamson, who plays an unpleasant executive with Irish immigrant roots.

Nicol Williamson in The Reckoning

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