Detroit

Release Date:  8/4/17; In Theaters
Genre:  Drama/Based on Actual Events
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Kathryn Bigelow
Studio:  Annapurna Pictures, First Light Production, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Cast:  John Boyega, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter, Ben O’Toole, Hannah Murray, Anthony Mackie, Jacob Latimore, Algee Smith, Joseph David-Jones, Kaitlyn Dever, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski, Jeremy Strong, and Laz Alonso.

Story:  Profiles the story of the infamous Detroit riot of 1967.  The film features an ensemble cast of characters to tell the story of why so many citizens decided to rise up, and how the riot expanded so quickly to become so massive that the President had to send in federal troops to get things under control.  Source:  Firstshowing.net.

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All The Way

All The WayRelease Date:  5/21/16; HBO
Genre:   Drama/Biography
Rating:  NR
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.

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Black or White

Black Or White

Release Date:  1/30/15 (Theatrical Release)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time: Unknown
Studio: Relativity Media
Directors:  Mike Binder

Cast Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Gillian Jacobs, Jennifer Ehle, Anthony Mackie and Bill Burr.

Story:  Black or White tells the story of a grandfather (Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When the little girl’s paternal grandmother (Spencer) seeks custody, a legal battle ensues that forces the families to confront their true feelings on race, forgiveness and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white. Source: Official Facebook page; Comingsoon.

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Repentance

repentanceRelease Date: 6/24/14, DVD; 2/28/14, Theatrical Release
Genre: Thriller
Rating: R
Studio: Codeblack Films/Lionsgate
Director: Philippe Caland
Cast:  Anthony Mackie (Tommy)
Forest Whitaker (Angel Sanchez)
Mike Epps (Ben)
Sanaa Lathan (Maggie)
Nicole Ari Parker (Sophie)
Story: Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Thomas Carter (Anthony Mackie) has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual advisor who advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He’s parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that one day draws the attention of Angel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker), a profoundly troubled man fixated on the “untimely” death of his mother. When Carter takes on Sanchez as a personal client in an effort to raise funds for his indebted brother Ben (Mike Epps), things quickly take a turn for the worse. Angel needs much more than a simple life coach. What may be simple to grasp for some is the idea that single actions in the past comprise tidal waves of reactions in the present. (Synopsis taken from Lionsgate).

The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Peete

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & PeeteRelease Date: 2/4/14 (DVD); 10/11/13 (Limited)
Genre: Drama
Rating: R
Running Time: 108 mins.
Studio: Codeblack Entertainment/Lionsgate Films
Director: George Tillman, Jr.
Cast: Skylan Brooks (Mister)
Ethan Dizon (Pete)
Jennifer Hudson (Mom Gloria)
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Sergeant Pike)
Jordin Sparks (Alice)
Julito McCullum (Dip Stick)
Anthony Mackie (Kris)
Jeffrey Wright (Henry)
Story: During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister’s hard-living mother is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister’s vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude. (Synopsis taken from Codeblack).

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