Showing posts with the label Robert Townsend

Celebrating Juneteenth and Father's Day

As Father's Day and Juneteenth coincide this year, it provides  TheArchive  an opportunity to feature our favorite content celebrating black fathers. We start with a  A Fight for Jenny , where we meet Kelsey and her new husband as they fight against her racist ex-boyfriend who attempts to sue for full custody of their young daughter. Now Kelsey and her husband must battle injustice to get her back. A Fight for Jenny stars father of 11, Philip Michael Thomas along with Lesley Ann Warren and Jean Smart. In On the Streets of L.A. an estranged father and son are paroled from the same maximum-security prison with one unusual condition, they must become roommates and are forced to depend on each other. Emmy winning Georg Stanford Brown and father of three directs Louis Gossett Jr., Blair Underwood, and Rae Dawn Chong. In  Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story , we see Natalie Cole wrestle with the legacy of her father the late great Nat King Cole and the "unforgettable"

Family is "Unforgettable"

As we gear up for the holidays we wanted to share two family stories worth streaming. So grab some hot cocoa, curl up on the couch with your loved ones, and start with Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story . Follow Natalie Cole and the  legacy of her father the late great Nat King Cole whose absence fueled her triumph over drug addiction, paved a path to resilience, and the duet that reignited a remarkable comeback. The legendary Robert Townsend directed the true story. In Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge , Ashley Judd, narrates the true story of the illustrious Judd family. Starting with Naomi's struggles as a single mother in 1960s in Kentucky, we follow the trio of Judds as they fight to achieve their dreams. Along the path to musical stardom for Naomi and Wynona, they're faced with struggles and familial tensions all the while tracking Ashley's battles with isolation and loneliness, feeling like an outsider. The family drama stars Kathleen York, Viveka