Release Date: 5/21/16; HBO
Director: Jay Roach
Studio(s): Amblin Entertainment, HBO Films, Moon Shot Entertainment, Tale Told Productions
Cast: Anthony Mackie (Martin Luther King, Jr.), Bryan Cranston (Lyndon B. Johnson), Bradley Whitford (Hubert Humphrey), Stephen Root (J. Edgar Hoover), Frank Langella (Senator Richard Russell), Melissa Leo (Lady Bird Johnson), Joe Morton (Roy Wilkins) Ethan Phillips (Joe Alsop), Toby Huss (Governor Johnson), Aisha Hinds (Fannie Lou Hamer), Mo McRae (Stokely Carmichael).
Story: All The Way offers a riveting behind-the scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Staking his presidency on what would be an historic unprecedented Civil Rights Act, Johnson finds himself caught between the moral imperative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the expectations of the southern Democratic Party leaders who brought Johnson to power. As King battles to press Johnson while controlling more radical elements of the Civil Rights Movement, Johnson navigates the bill through Congress, winning a landslide victory against Barry Goldwater, but causing the South to defect from the Democratic Party. Source: HBO.
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: November 14, 2014
Studio: Relativity Media
Rating: Not Available
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Noni Jean), Nate Parker (Kaz Nicol), Danny Glover (Captain David Nicol), Minnie Driver (Macy Jean), Elaine Tan (April), Aisha Hinds (J Stanley), Aml Ameen (Trey), Hayley Marie Norman (Shai).
Story: Noni Jean is a hot new award-winning artist who is primed for superstardom. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures cause Noni to nearly fall apart – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who has been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of their parents who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But can Kaz’s love give Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be? (Synopsis adapted from comingsoon.net).
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