Hairspray (1988)

One of the indie greats, John Waters, enters the mainstream with this tale of civil rights and dance shows in 1960’s Baltimore. It is 1962 Baltimore. The local dance show that brings the “nicest kids in town” was the Corny Collins Show. Plump teen Tracy Turnblad has had a dream to go on the show. […]

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Chasing the Dragon (2017)

Donnie Yen stars in this fact-based film on the life of one of Hong Kong’s most notorious drug lords with Andy Lau reprising a role from a two-film series in the 1990’s. In the year 1960, a man named Ho and his three best friends escaped China and headed for Hong Kong. There, they make […]

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Shag: The Movie (1989)

This coming of age tale set in 1963 South Carolina is highlighted by the titular “shag dancing” as well as the cast of talents in the film. Having graduated from Spartanburg High School, summer has come for best friends Carson, Melaina, Pudge, and Luanne. Carson is engaged to be married to longtime boyfriend and tobacco […]

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