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House Party Is Being Added To The Library Of Congress

<span data-preserver-spaces="true">The Library Of Congress chooses 25 movies annually to enter its National Film Registry. For 2022, the committee decided to include Kid' N Play's </span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">House Party</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true"> in the hallowed halls. The 1990 film starring Christopher "Kid" Reid and Christopher "Play" Martin, as well as Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Robin Harris, Full Force, and others, will be joining the likes of the original </span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Super Fly</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">, </span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Carrie</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">, 2008's </span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Ironman</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">, and the 1968 eponymous Charles Mingus documentary.</span> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">Reginald Hudlin, who wrote and directed </span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">House Party</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">, reacted to the news with gratitude:</span> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">So proud of this moment! So grateful. <a href=""></a></p> — Reginald Hudlin (@reghud) <a href="">December 14, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">25 Years Later, There’s Still No Party Like A <em>House Party</em> (Video)</a> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">In 2015, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">as </a></span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Ambrosia For Heads</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true"> celebrated 25 years of the original </span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">House Party</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">writer Bonita pointed out</a> that the film began as a vehicle for DJ Jazzy Jeff &amp; The Fresh Prince. However, Select Records' Kid' n Play ended up taking the role, and ushering in film careers for years (and many sequels) to follow.</span> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">The <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">piece wrote</a>, "In contrast to Hip-Hop themed movies before and after, </span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">House Party</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true"> showed the middle class version of the culture. The parents took vacation (thus setting up the circumstance to allow the house party), the lead characters were in school and college-bound, and the violence was kept to a minimum and primarily for comic-value, courtesy of Full Force. The music was still a driving force, though, powered by </span><a class="editor-rtfLink" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span data-preserver-spaces="true">a soundtrack featuring LL Cool J, Force MD's, Flavor Flav, Full Force, Kid' N Play, and more</span></a><span data-preserver-spaces="true">. And, of course, the dancing also was a prominent feature, as Kid and Play showcased moves that would be copied for years to come."</span> <a class="editor-rtfLink" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Kid' N Play Are Back with Some New </span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Funny Business</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true"> (Video)</span></a> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">Late comedians John Witherspoon and A.J. Johnson all appeared in the original New Line Cinema release. Robin Harris, a mentor to the then-burgeoning Martin Lawrence, died less than two weeks after the film was released.</span> <span data-preserver-spaces="true"><em>House Party</em> became a franchise. Two more films starred Kid 'N Play and a cartoon series. They also did <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">1992's <em>Class Act</em></a>, produced by veteran Motown alum Suzanne de Passe's company. While Hudlin went on to direct <em>Boomerang</em>, <em>Marshall</em>, and this year's Sidney Poitier documentary, <em>House Party 2</em> was handled by the <a class="editor-rtfLink" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>New Jack City</em></a> producing duo of George McHenry and Doug Jackson. Following <em>House Party 2</em>, there have been three more films, as recently as 2014—which featured a cameo from Kid 'N Play. </span> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">New Jack City</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true"> Is Turning 25. New Revelations From Its Writer Will Blow Your Mind.</span></a> <span data-preserver-spaces="true">Last year, Play appeared in BET comedy series </span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Bigger</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">. Kid voiced a part in Cartoon Network Studios' British series, </span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Apple &amp; Onion</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">.</span> &nbsp; #DmtDaily


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