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Mel Davis in Hardwood / Tiananmen Square / Ryan

Hardwood / Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square / Ryan

1998 NR

This compilation package boasts a trio of Oscar-nominated short films. In "Hardwood," director Hubert Davis examines the complex life of his father, former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis, while the animated "Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square" charts director Shui-Bo's journey through China's unrest in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Last, "Ryan" chronicles the fall of Ryan Larkin, a once-prominent animator turned panhandler and welfare recipient.