Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Release Date:  3/20/20; Netflix – Limited Series Genre:   Drama/Biography Rating:  NR Director(s):  Kasi Lemmons and DeMane Davis Studio(s):  Netflix, SpringHill Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television Story:  The four-part limited series Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker will debut on Netflix on March 20.  In the series, Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer stars as Sarah Breedlove,…

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Bad Hair

Release Date:   October 2020; Hulu (Original Release: 1/23/20 – Sundance Film Festival Genre:   Comedy/Horror Rating:  NR Director:   Justin Simien Studio(s):   Sight Unseen Pictures Running Time:  115 mins. Cast:  Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Jay Pharoah, Lena Waithe, Blair Underwood, Laverne Cox Story:   Los Angeles, 1989. Anna Bludso (Elle Lorraine) is a scarred survivor of a scalp…

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Juanita

Release Date:  3/8/19; Netflix Genre:  Drama/Romance Rating:  TV-MA Director:  Clark Johnson Studio(s):   Homegrown Pictures, Netflix. Running Time:  Unknown Cast:  Alfre Woodard (Juanita), Adam Beach, Ashlie Atkinson (Peaches), Blair Underwood, Lindsley Register (Candice), LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Gil Birmingham. Story:   At forty-one, Juanita Lewis is running away from home, courtesy of a one-way ticket to Montana, a…

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Nat Turner: Story of A Prophet

a/k/a The Nat Turner Story Status:  Pre-Production Release Date:  TBA Genre:  Biography/Historical/Drama Rating:  Unknown Studio(s):  TMG Entertainment Running Time: 120 mins. Director:  Bill Duke Cast:  Blair Underwood (Nat Turner), Keith David (Nathanial), Eric Roberts (Captain Hunt), Mindy Robinson (Mary Barrows), Mike Epps (Nelson), Kym Whitley (Momma Bridgette), Lester Speight (Hark), Todd Bridges (Jack Waller), LisaRaye McCoy…

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The Trip to Bountiful

Release Date:  March 8, 2014 (Made-for-TV; Lifetime Network) Genre:  Drama Rating:  Not Available Studio:  Ostar Productions/Lifetime Television Director:  Michael Wilson Cast:  Cicely Tyson (Mrs. Watts), Vanessa Williams (Jessie Mae Watts), Blair Underwood (Ludie Watts), Clancy Brown (Sheriff) Keke Palmer (Thelma). Story:  As reported on January 6, 2014 by Broadway World, The Trip to Bountiful is…

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