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  • Juke Joint

    Spencer Williams directed his last big-screen comedy with this ultralow-budget 1947 effort, about two penniless con men who charm a woman into putting them up in return for coaching her daughter for an upcoming beauty contest. more...
  • Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1979

    For his fourth holiday outing, the Man in Black returns to his musical roots in Arkansas and Nashville, with June Carter Cash, Anne Murray, and prankster comedian Andy Kaufman joining the celebration. more...
  • Jazz Forum XXXVI

    Performance footage from the late 50s, featuring the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra, Andre Previn with Shelly Manne and Red Mitchell, and Ahmed Jamal and Ben Webster. more...
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (NR)

    Tamra Davis’s documentary on the first African-American to become an international art star centers on interview footage she shot of him in the 80s, around which she weaves the narrative of Basquiat’s life without offering much insight into his art. more...
  • Jane: An Abortion Service

    An hour-long 1995 video documentary by Chicagoans Kate Kirtz and Nell Lundy about the women's health collective Jane, whose members performed 12,000 safe but illegal abortions within the University of Chicago community between 1969 and 1973. more...