Release Date: 6/14/15 (American Black Film Festival); 8/29/15 (TV One)
Running Time: 84 mins.
Director: Roger Bobb
Cast: Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughn, Essence Atkins, Malinda Williams, Stephen Bishop, Khalil Kane.
Story: Girlfriends’ Getaway 2 reunites actresses Garcelle Beauvais, Malinda Williams, Terri J. Vaughn, and Essence Atkins from the original film. Four girlfriends travel to Puerto Rico for a destination wedding. But, what starts as a simple intimate ceremony chaotically turns into an extravagant nightmare once the bride discovers that her ceremony will be featured in a major magazine. Chaos ensues, secrets are divulged and friendships are tested. Source: Shadow and Act, AMC Theaters. Photo Source: Black Film.
Release Date: 2015
Running Time: 93 mins.
Studio: American Filmmaker
Director: Harold Jackson, III
Cast: Judi Blair (Sky), Danny Gavigan (Jon), Benton Greene (Daniel), Nedra McClyde (Angela).
Story: Sky’s (Judi Blair) last night in Washington DC before moving to North Carolina with her boyfriend (Benton Greene) becomes a whirlwind of emotions when a chance meeting with an attractive stranger (Danny Gavigan) tests her will. Source: Lastnightthefilm.com
Release Date: 6/1/17 – Netflix (2015)
Running Time: 95 mins.
Studio: Datari Turner Productions
Director: Shawn Baker
Cast: Tatyana Ali (Lauren), Marc John Jefferies (Shucky), Tyson Beckford (Alex), Melissa De Sousa (Detective Lacey), Golden Brooks (Patricia Gillard), Roger Guenveur Smith (Max), Datari Turner (Talib), Fat Joe (Xavier), Toccara Jones (Dara), Angela Simmons (Tracy), Sessilee Lopez (Chloe).
Story: A young girl from the Brooklyn housing projects goes from the subway to the runway, becoming one of the most sought after models in the fashion industry. But in the high stakes world of fashion and beauty, things aren’t always as pretty and glamorous as they seem. Source(s): Shadow and Act; IMDB.
Release Date: 6/13/15; American Black Film Festival
Running Time: 119 mins.
Studio: Overflow Entertainment, Silver Lining Entertainment
Director: Paul D. Hannah
Cast: Lisa Arrindell Anderson (Rose Ricard), Isaiah Washington Grant Summit), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Nia), C. Thomas Howell, Michael Ironside (Alexander Rachet), Richard Brooks (Jake Ballard).
Story: Rose Ricard has a gift, she can see into your soul. She can discern the truth from a lie and sometimes, she can perceive the very thoughts before they are formed in your mind. She uses these gifts to solve unsolved cases and bring closure where there is none. Her most recent case, unwittingly opens the doors to her own past and that of her new partner Grant Summit. Source: IMDB.
Release Date: 2015
Running Time: 95 mins.
Studio: Yellow Lens Entertainment
Director: Lisa Haynes
Cast: Darrin Dewitt Henson (Trey Boston), Judi Blair (Kendra Stewart), Victoria Rowell (Sheila Boston), Darryl Booker (Tony Boston), Sir Brodie (Rob Stewart), Carl Anthony Payne II (Sean), Brad James (Joe), Blue Kimble (Todd Boston).
Story: An attorney from a prestigious law firm falls in love with a beautiful woman of his dreams, but later discovers her father is seeking revenge against him over a court case gone terribly wrong. Source(s): Shadow and Act; IMDB. Photo Source: Black Film.
a/k/a Island in the Sun
Release Date: 6/12/15 (American Black Film Festival); 7/25/15 (TV One)
Running Time: 85 mins.
Studio(s): G.R. Entertainment Group, Island in the Sun, TV One.
Director: Dianne Houston
Cast: Lorraine Toussaint (Naomi Holloway), Erica Tazel (Vonda Hines), Aisha Hinds (Lara Cook-Nordholm), Leon Thomas III (Evan Holloway), Tom Wright (Raymond Tepper), Melanie Liburd (Kira Geoffries), Thomas Q. Jones (Raphael Burrows), A. Russell Andrews (Reverend Clinton Hines).
Story: Runaway Island introduces us to a secluded 1700s Gullah Sea Island resort run by an interracial couple. Through their holistic lifestyle, visitors of the island are confronted with the notion to examine their relationships and insecurities, and are challenged to rebuild their love for one another. Among the island guests are the couple’s “wiser-than-her-years” teen daughter, the island care taker, a newly widowed affluent Capitol Hill grandmother and her wayward grandson, a successful pastor and his wife who recently lost their daughter to leukemia, and a media socialite whose engagement to an NFL star poses threat to her cultivated bad girl image. Source(s): Datzhott; IMDB. Photo Source: Blackfilm.
Release Date: 6/6/15 (TV One)
Running Time: Unknown
Studio: Parkside Pictures, Distributors TV One.
Director: Charles Murray
Cast: Paula Jai Parker (Angela), Darius McCrary (Drew), Dorian Missick (Wayne), Terrell Tilford (TJ), Reynaldo Gallegos (Trent), Marco Dapper (Adam), Storm Reid (Kendra), Diandra Lyle (Kiki), Kali Hawk (Ruth).
Story: In The Summoning, Paula Jai Parker plays Angela Simmons-Alexander, a young woman who complicates her life by resurrecting her late husband TJ Simmons. Though her new husband Wayne Alexander is everything she could hope for, the passion in her marriage is lukewarm at best. Given an artifact – a spiritual medallion said to awaken the deceased – by a dead friend’s brother, Angela cannot resist temptation and invokes the magic of the mysterious gift. The reunion with her past love is emotional but turns deadly very quickly as his spirit begins to strengthen and make life-threatening demands, including turning Kendra, one of their young daughters, against Wayne. With the help of Kiki, a homeless woman Angela hired to run her bar’s kitchen, they plot to send TJ back to the grave. Source: Broadway World; IMDB. Photo Source: TV One. Video: Vimeo/Shadow and Act.