Harriet

a/k/a Freedom Fire

Release Date:  11/1/19; In Theaters
Genre:   Drama/Biography
Rating:  NR
Director:  Kasi Lemmons
Studio(s):   Martin Chase Productions, New Balloon, Stay Gold Features, Focus Features.
Running Time:  Unknown

Cast:   Cynthia Erivo (Harriet Tubman), Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Zackary Momoh, Deborah Ayorinde, Vondie Curtis-Hall.            

Story:   Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity.  Source(s):  IMDB; Variety.

Widows

 

Release Date:  11/16/18; In Theaters
Genre:  Drama/Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Steve McQueen
Studio(s):   See-Saw Films, Film 4, New Regency Pictures,
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Cast:   Viola Davis,  Andre Holland, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell.

Story:  Remake of Lynda La Plante‘s 1983 British miniseries of the same name.  Tells the story of a group of armed thieves who are killed during a botched robbery. In the wake of their husbands’ deaths, the thieves’ wives band together to finish the job the men in their lives couldn’t successfully complete.  Source:  Slashfilm.

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