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Black Shack Alley ()

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Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for the smallest infraction. The way to advance is to do well in school. José studies hard and succeeds in an exam allowing him to attend school in the capital. (imdb)

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Black Shack Alley belongs to 15 collections
1. Female Directors (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 64 stars)
2. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2008 revision) (public: moderated by Scottathon - 34 stars)
3. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2010 revision) (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 29 stars)
4. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2012 revision) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 23 stars)
5. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2011 revision) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 13 stars)
6. Sight and Sound 2002 (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 9 stars)
7. Black Cinema (public: moderated by Pickpocket - 4 stars)
8. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2007 revision) (public: moderated by Scottathon - 3 stars)
9. Most popular film from each country (as of 12/2014) (public: moderated by juandr - 3 stars)
10. 1930s period film (public: moderated by djross - 2 stars)
11. Third Cinema / Tercer Cine (public: moderated by Ag0stoMesmer - 1 star)
12. Venice Film Festival: Volpi Cup for Best Actress (public: moderated by CCLZA)
13. Slate: The Black Film Canon (public: moderated by trippingly)
14. Filmspotting Ratings Project: Week 3 (private: PeaceAnarchy)
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60 36%
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66 67%
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70 58%
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56 40%
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76 81%
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60 20%
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Jan 15, 2011 empire434
78 75%
Jul 17, 2010 micmac_ii micmac
77 80%
Feb 19, 2010 laika laika
70 45%
Jan 15, 2010 theyshoot10
63 26%
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Oct 03, 2009 winds winds
5 51%
May 20, 2009 jjack229
50 16%
Apr 22, 2009 imdb imdb
74 81%
Dec 19, 2008 theyshoot08
66 32%
678
Oct 30, 2008 Pickpocket Pickpocket
8 82%
A very beautiful film.
Jun 23, 2008 jewellrunner jewellrunner
30 6%
Jun 15, 2008 balbobin balbobin
94 91%
Jun 01, 2008 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
80 67%
Palcy has distinguished herself for being the first black woman to direct a Hollywood movie, A Dry White Season. I thought that was a decent but unremarkable drama. This earlier work is a bit better. The storyline is somewhat been-there-done-that, and the mise en scene is nothing special, but there is an authentic quality to it. In some ways it was reminiscent of Satyajit Ray. The film's greatest asset is the strong characterization: Jose and his grandmother are people who grow on you quickly.
Mar 02, 2008 theyshoot07
57 31%
# 865
May 10, 2007 Theyshootpic
20 36%
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