All In

a/k/a Born In The Game

Release Date:  6/12/19 – 6/16/19; American Black Film Festival
(Original Release:  2018)
Genre:   Drama
Rating:  NR
Director:  Ibrahim Yilla
Studio(s):   Mega Mind Media
Running Time:  105 mins.
Cast:  Niatia ‘Lil Mama’ Kirkland (Keema), Elise Neal (Gina), Robert Christopher Riley (Lance), Dennis L.A. White (Dupree), Lyric Hurd (Treasure), Jim Jones (Assailant), Lena Anthony (Imani).

Story:   A dysfunctional single mother gets pulled back into a life of crime while trying to make a better future for her three children.  Source:  Blackfilm.com.

His, Hers And The Truth

Release Date:  6/12/19 – 6/16/19; American Black Film Festival (Original Release:  2018)
Genre:  Romance
Rating:  NR
Director:  Coke Daniels
Studio(s):   Flixville Studios, Flixville USA, Supremacy Films
Running Time:  90 mins.

Cast: Ashley A. Williams (Tanya), Brad James (Alan), Cocoa Brown (Mrs. Smith), Terri J. Vaughn (Craig’s Mom), Autumn Dial (Becky), Ashani Roberts (Rhonda), Dorien Wilson (Mr. Smith), Dawn Halfkenny (Tamela), Duane Finley (Teddy).

Story:  Behind every great love story, there are three stories: his, hers and the truth. Alan and Tanya meet on a blind date when they’re both fresh out of college. The date is disastrous as these two are the furthest thing from compatible. Alan is self-centered and cocky, and Tanya is a self-assured, independent career woman. They part ways only to reconnect many years later. This time they both mutually agree to be platonic friends. This doesn’t last long as they begin dating. Things fall apart as Alan can’t put aside his narcissistic ways long enough to form a genuine bond. They again part ways. Alan immediately realizes how much he misses Tanya and how much he needs her in his life. He bends over backwards in an attempt to win her back.  Source:  hishersthetruth.com, official site; Blackfilm.com.

Trailer:

If Not Now, When?

Release Date:  6/12/19 – 6/16/19; American Black Film Festival
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Directors:  Meagan Good, Tamara LaSeon Bass
Studio(s):   Krazy Actress Productions
Running Time:  126 mins.

Cast:  Meagan Good, Meagan Holder, Mekia Cox, Tamara Bass, Valarie Pettiford, Edwin Hodge.

Story:   If Not Now, When? introduces us to Suzanne, Patrice, Tyra and Deidre, who have been friends since meeting at the age of fourteen. Over the course of their lives fights, disagreements and love have caused friction and distance to manifest between some of them, particularly Suzanne and Patrice, who haven’t spoken in almost fifteen years. When Tyra, who is mother to fourteen year-old Jillian, suffers a crisis, all four women are drawn back together to make it through, and soon discover that they also need each other, and sisterhood, to make it through what is currently happening in their  lives.

Tears, laughter and most importantly heart are at the center of this poignant drama. If Not Now, When? captures the essence of those female bonding movies that were prevalent in the 90’s, while telling a story that is stirring and will most certainly tug at your emotions.  Source(s):  Blackfilm.com; krazyactressproductions.com.

#Truth

Release Date:  6/12/19 – 6/16/19; American Black Film Festival
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Director/Writer:  Charles Murray
Studio(s):  Ohio Street Pictures
Running Time:  105 mins.
Cast:  Dorian Missick, Simone Missick, Michael Beach, Terrell Tilford, Victoria Platt, Omar Epps.
Story:  After a journalist’s cousin commits suicide, he investigates what caused her to take her life and the people he believes are responsible.  Source:  Blackfilm.com.

Justine

Release Date:  6/12/19 – 6/16/19; American Black Film Festival (Original Release:  2018)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Director/Writer:  Stephanie Turner
Studio(s):  Football Brat Productions
Running Time:  106 mins.
Cast:  Glynn Turman, Stephanie Turner, Darby Stanchfield, Josh Stamberg, Cleo King, Bridget Kallal, Ravi Cabot-Conyers.
Story:   Following the death of her husband, single mom Lisa Wade is forced to move into her father-in-law’s apartment and become the sole provider for her family. She reluctantly starts a job as a nanny for an 8-year-old girl with spina bifida, and though it’s difficult at first, Lisa soon learns that her new role as caretaker is exactly the challenge that she needs to overcome her own obstacles.  Source:  Blackfilm.com.

Trailer:

Love Dot Com: The Social Experiment

Release Date:  6/12/19 – 6/16/19; American Black Film Festival
Genre:  Romance
Rating:  NR
Director:  Charneice Fox
Studio(s):  Soulidifly, Straight, No Chaser Productions
Running Time:  98 mins.

Cast:  Brave Williams, Tobias Truvillion, Kym Whitley, LisaRae McCoy, Charles Malik Whitfield, Wes Felton Raheem DeVaughn, Christopher Williams.

Story:  A vegan chef with a broken heart and an exhausted budget finds love face to face but opts for technology to make the final decision.  Source:  Blackfilm.com.

Teaser:

Perfectly Single

Release Date:  6/12/19 – 6/16/19; American Black Film Festival
Genre:  Romantic Comedy
Rating:  NR
Director:  Van Elder
Studio(s):   Bullz Eye Productions
Running Time:  99 mins.
Cast:  Erica Hubbard, Torrei Hart, Dominique Perry, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Omar Gooding, Trae Ireland, Joe Torry, Stoney Jackson.

Story:   A quirky and successful optometrist in the twilight of her life turns to her friends for help in finding social fulfillment, but she has ignored one particular place…Within.  Source:  Blackfilm.com.