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Celebrating Juneteenth and Father's Day

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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"

The "Real" Blonde

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Yesterday Netflix dropped the trailer and release date for the Ana De Armas version of Blonde - a Marilyn Monroe biopic based on our film Blonde and the bestselling novel of "historical-fiction" by Joyce Carol Oates -- a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001.  Blonde is a mini-series that mixes a fictional interpretation of Marilyn Monroe with actual events that happened in her life. From her childhood years, her first marriage, and her first encounter with a professional photographer, to her contract with 20th Century Fox and marriage to Joe DiMaggio, Blonde captures Monroe's sensational life and the indelible mark she left on Hollywood.  Joyce Chopra directes an excellent cast featuring Poppy Montgomery as Monroe, Patrick Dempsey, Ann-Margret, Eric Bogosian, Jensen Ackles, Griffin Dunne, Kirstie Alley, and Patricia Richardson. Don't wait until September to see its adaptation; stream the "real" Blonde now on  TheArchive . And don't miss this other

Summer Summer Summer Camp!

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As summer approaches, kids everywhere are gearing up for summer camp. Well maybe not these kids. Especially without their gear. TheArchive  is excited to bring you a brand new comedy featuring the Shocklosers from Super Science Showcase in their very first feature! In Surviving Camp Analog , an online prank goes wrong, and the Shocklosers - a group of YouTubing high schoolers - are shipped off to Camp Analog: a summer camp designed to rehabilitate destructive tech habits.  Lee Fanning directs these "losers" and others: Luke Partridge, Hunter Flanagan, Daniel Profeta, Maxwell Ross, and Piper Collins. Stream this summer camp comedy and much more on  TheArchive . TheArchive  channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rare, retro, and 4K restored films and classic TV.  From indies and series, to Oscar winning documentaries, unearthed MOWs, and a killer horror library,  TheArchive  delivers forgotten, never-before-seen gems fo

This Pride Month, Here's What to Watch

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This Pride Month we've gone through TheArchive to curate a streaming playlist of LGBTQ content that should take you through June and beyond. Two men with AIDS develop a close friendship while roommates at a residence for people living with the disease. One man is a heterosexual ex-con, and the other is a homosexual educated professional. Roommates stars  Elizabeth Peña,  Randy Quaid and Eric Stoltz. In  Alto , Francesca “Frankie” Del Vecchio (Diana DeGarmo) is adamant about many things in life. Headstrong and passionate, she loves her family, her band, and her fiancé; but disagrees with all of them about one thing: "Mob Hit" a TV show symbolizes the fetishizing of Mafia culture that to Frankie obscures all the more important aspects of the Italian American culture she longs to feed her soul.  But Frankie’s abhorrence of–and her sister Heather’s attraction to–Mob culture remain symbolic, that is until Frankie opens the trunk of a rental car and finds her world turned up

Memorial Day Features: Honoring the Fallen

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Now more than ever we must honor our fallen heroes. Those who step in to fight for liberty and democracy; for the sanctity of human life. Those on the front line fighting wars large or small; on any battlefield on any part of our planet. And those not celebrated enough who pave a vital path to democracy. This Memorial Day  TheArchive  offers you a collection of films that revisit history and commemorate lives lost in the line of fire. Stream these and so much more free on TheArchive .                       TheArchive  channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rare, retro, and 4K restored films and classic TV. From indies and series, to Oscar winning documentaries, unearthed MOWs, and a killer horror library,  TheArchive  delivers forgotten, never-before-seen gems for free.  Marilyn ,  Karloff , and  Orson Welles  stream alongside  Reese ,  Keanu , and  Samuel L. Jackson . Find true stories of  Queen ,  Hendrix , and  Sinatra , an 

Memorial Day Spotlight: War of 1812 Docuseries

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This was originally published 5/27/21 and updated 5/26/22 Now more than ever we must honor our fallen heroes. Those who step in to fight for liberty and democracy; for the sanctity of human life. Those on the front line fighting wars large or small; on any battlefield on any part of our planet. And those not often discussed that still paved a vital path to democracy. The War of 1812, while known by name, is often one of those long running series of battles and significant losses of life, that is not well known in story.  War of 1812 , the four part docuseries, brings to life an extraordinary conflict that decided the fate of North America, confirmed the creation of Canada, and annihilated the dream of an independent Native nation.   Featuring robust reenactments of the battles and tense correspondence between leaders,  War of 1812  offers a rare look at history.  The depth of death and loss among Canadian militia forces and losses among native tribes was staggering for its time or any

Can a Miracle Save the Children?

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The horror of mass shootings is again on the rise as unprecedented levels of violence and unimaginable terror pervade our schools.  These acts are often perpetrated by people who are victims of their circumstances and can be largely undiagnosed.  But May is mental health awareness month and a time to reflect and to raise awareness of those living with mental health issues. This is a serious issue and one that can be conflated with mass shootings and human atrocity, often compromising the efforts millions take to improve their condition. In that spirit, we surfaced a very powerful movie from TheArchive called To Save the Children  starring Robert Urich and Richard Thomas and based on the true story and novel, "When Angels Intervene to Save the Children." This is the story of teacher Jake Downey who has relocated to a small town called Cokeville in rural Wyoming hoping to escape the urban problems of his last assignment. His myth of rural bliss is shattered when a former polic