News/Blog: Monthly Archives: February 2016

'Pause It: Amazing Grace'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? It’s Moms Mabley in Stan Lathan’s Amazing Grace(1974). Actor, Civil Rights and LGBT activist, singer, and stand-up extraordinaire Mabley made her first mark performing as a vaudevillian on the famed Chitlin’ Circuit. She later transitioned into film acting alongside the likes of Paul Robeson and Butterfly McQueen. Mabley’s … Continue reading Pause It: Amazing Grace




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February 24, 2016

'Happy 89th Birthday to Sidney Poitier'

“If I’m remembered for having done a few good things, and if my presence here has sparked some good energies, that’s plenty.” Sidney Poitier has done a tremendous amount more than a few good deeds and sparked many more than just some good energies. This February 20, Olive Films would like to wish a very … Continue reading Happy 89th Birthday to Sidney Poitier




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February 19, 2016

'Pause It: The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? George Sanders and Ella Raines embrace on a New England country hillside, a romantic scene perfect in a way that only a Hollywood film can be. But, look closer and you’ll see that all is not quite what it seems. The background: the trees, grass and hills, though … Continue reading Pause It: The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry




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February 17, 2016

'Pause It: Extremities'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? A menacing James Russo stares back at the camera in Robert M. Young’s Extremities (1986). Using the compositional technique “The Rule of Thirds,” cinematographer Curtis Clark (ASC) frames an image of great impact. If you imagine the frame as divided up by a grid of nine equal parts … Continue reading Pause It: Extremities




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February 10, 2016

'Olive Films Announces April 2016 Titles'

We have some really great titles in store for April 19, 2016. We’re very excited to be bringing you some old classics of film noir as well as some great new foreign titles, and everything in between. If you don’t see any films you recognize, you should take a chance with some of them. DEAD … Continue reading Olive Films Announces April 2016 Titles




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February 8, 2016

'Olive Films Celebrates Black History Month'

  At Olive Films, we believe that the need for diversity in the films we watch and cherish is a cause that continues to be worth fighting for. This February, delight in the artistically rich and culturally diverse tradition of African diaspora cinema.   BEAT STREET The upbeat and genuine musical Beat Street holds a … Continue reading Olive Films Celebrates Black History Month




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February 5, 2016

'Pause It: Breaker! Breaker!'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? If what you think you see is a sweaty-faced Chuck Norris in Don Hulette’s Breaker! Breaker! (1977), then you would be wrong. Chuck Norris doesn’t break a sweat. He obliterates it. He doesn’t even have to say a word– his glare has ways of making you talk. He’ll … Continue reading Pause It: Breaker! Breaker!




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February 3, 2016

'Valentine’s Day Film Guide'

Happy Valentine’s Day from Olive Films! Are you bored of the same old films every Valentine’s Day? Mix it up with some of the romantic films from Olive’s library. You can find a fair share of both comedy and drama here, all wrapped up in romance. Whether you want to enjoy a movie alone or … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Film Guide




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February 2, 2016

'April 2016 Crossword'

Another batch of new releases, another Olive Films crossword. Put your film knowledge to the test! This one is themed around genre classics and focuses on our April releases. Clues about films that we’ll be releasing soon are marked with the words “Olive April release.” Enjoy!




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