29 Days Of Black History – Day 11: Boycott

Release Date:  2/20/01; TV Movie (HBO) Genre:  Drama/Based on Actual Events Rating:  PG Director:  Clark Johnson Studio(s):   HBO Films, Norman Twain Productions, Shelby Stone Productions Running Time:   113 mins. Cast:  Jeffrey Wright (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), Terrence Howard (Ralph Abernathy), CCH Pounder (Jo Ann Robinson), Carmen Ejogo (Coretta Scott King), Reg E. Cathey (E.D.…

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29 Days Of Black History – Day 10: Mudbound

Release Date:   1/21/17 – Sundance Film Festival; 11/17/17 – Netflix Genre:   Drama Rating:  R Director:  Dee Rees Studio(s):   Armory Films, ArtImage Entertainment, Black Bear Pictures, Elevated Films (II), MACRO, MMC Joule Films, Zeal Media, Netflix. Running Time:  134 mins. Cast:  Jason Mitchell as Ronsel Jackson, Mary J. Blige as Florence Jackson, Jason Clarke as Henry…

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29 Days Of Black History-Day 9: The Tuskegee Airmen

Release Date:   8/26/95; TV Movie (HBO) Genre:  Drama/Historical Rating:  PG-13 Director:  Robert Markowitz Studio(s):  HBO Films, Price Entertainment Running Time:  106 mins. Cast:  Laurence Fishburne (Capt. Hannibal “Iowa” Lee, Jr.), Allen Payne (Cadet Walter Peoples), Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Lt. Leroy Cappy), Courtney B. Vance (2ndLt. Glenn), Andre Braugher (Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr.), Christopher McDonald (Maj. Sherman Joy),…

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29 Days Of Black History – Day 8: Imitation of Life

Release Date:  11/26/34 Genre:   Drama Rating:  N/A Black & White Director:  John M. Stahl Studio(s):  Universal Pictures, Realart Pictures Inc. Running Time:  111 mins. Cast:  Louise Beavers (Delilah Johnson), Fredi Washington (Peola Johnson, age 19), Claudette Colbert (Beatrice ‘Bea’ Pullman), Warren William (Steve Archer), Rochelle Hudson (Jessie Pullman, age 18), Ned Sparks (Elmer Smith), Dorothy Black (Peola…

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29 Days Of Black History – Day 7: Daughters Of The Dust

  Release Date:  Original Release Date: December 27, 1991 Genre:   Drama Rating:  NR Running Time:  112 mins. Director:  Julie Dash Studio:  American Playhouse, Geechee Girls, WMG Film, Kino International Cast: Cora Lee Day as Nana Peazant Matriarch of the Peazant family, determined to stay on the island Adisa Anderson as Eli Peazant Nana’s grandson, torn…

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29 Days Of Black History – Day 6: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Release Date:  1/31/74 Genre:  Drama/Historical Rating:  TV-PG Director:  John Korty Studio(s):   Tomorrow Entertainment, CBS Running Time:  110 mins. Cast:  Cicely Tyson (Jane Pittman), Richard Dysart (Master Bryant), Odetta (Big Laura), Michael Murphy (Quentin Lerner), Rod Perry (Joe Pittman), Arnold Wilkerson (Jimmy), Will Hare (Albert Cluveau). Details:  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a made…

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