This week, the gang dives deeply into a film we’re betting most folks have not seen, a tale of drama in a diner starring a man who used to be a celebrity revival preacher. I’ve heard of Marjoe Gortner, since I’m an aficionado of “nostalgia television” (what we used to call re-runs, back in the day), but I’ve not heard of this movie that could be described as his star turn. Let’s order a grilled cheese on rye, eye the twitchy stranger who just walked in the door, and listen in!
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Harriet Tubman is one of America’s most beloved historical figures but has sadly been largely relegated to just a few facts during Black History Month. This incredible ex-slave, spy, cook, nurse, public speaker and rescuer deserves a story worthy of her stature.
“Minty” – tentatively titled after Tubman’s nickname – is a “reimagining” of Harriet Tubman as an action hero. It is a period piece with a modern flare.