Don’t Let Go

a/k/a Relive
a/k/a Only You

Release Date:  8/30/19
Genre:  Horror
Rating:  NR
Director:  Jacob Estes
Studio(s):   Blumhouse Productions
Running Time:  103 mins.
Cast:  David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Mykelti Williamson, Alfred Molina, Brian Tyree Henry.

Story:   Los Angeles detective Jack Radcliff fields a distressed phone call from his niece Ashley and rushes to the rescue—only to find the girl and her parents dead in an apparent murder-suicide. Then, just as the police department declares the killings an open-and-shut case, Jack gets another call from Ashley. With the cell-phone connection acting as a link between the past and the present, Jack urges Ashley to collect clues that will help him to solve her murder and change her fate. Source:  Sundance.org.

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A United Kingdom

a-united-kingdomRelease Date:   2016
Genre:  Drama/Biography
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  105 mins.
Director:  Amma Asante
Studio(s):   Film United, Harbinger Pictures, Pathé, Perfect Weekend, Yoruba Saxon Productions.

Cast David Oyelowo (Seretse Khama), Rosamund Pike (Ruth Williams Khama), Jack Lowden (Tony Benn), Terry Pheto (Naledi Khama), Vusi Kunene (Tshekedi Khama), Jack Davenport, Tom Felton (Rufus Lancaster).

Story:  Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.  Source:  IMDB.

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Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe posterRelease Date:  9/23/16
Genre:  Biography/Drama
Rating:  PG
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Mira Nair
Studio(s):   ESPN Films, Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Productions.

Cast:  Lupita Nyong’o (Harriet Mutesi), David Oyelowo (Robert Katende), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Tendo), Madina Nalwanga (Phiona Mutesi).

Story:  Queen Of Katwe is the true story of a young girl, Phiona Mutesi selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess by Robert Katende a soccer player turned missionary.  As a result of the support she receives from her mother, her family and community, Phiona pursues her dream of becoming an international chess champion.  Source(s):  Deadline; IMDB.

Five Nights in Maine

Five Nights In MaineRelease Date:  2015
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  82 mins.
Studio:  Loveless, Yoruba Saxon Productions
Director:  Maris Curran

Cast:  David Oyelowo (Sherwin), Teyonah Parris (Penelope), Dianne Wiest (Lucinda), Rosie Perez (Ann).

Story:  A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter’s death. Source: IMDB.  Photo Source:  Thompson on Hollywood.

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Captive

CaptiveRelease Date 9/18/15 (In Theaters)
Genre:  Drama/Thriller
Rating:  PG-13
Running Time:  93 mins.
Studio(s):  BN Films, 1019 Entertainment, Brightside Entertainment, Itaca Films, Yoruba Saxon Productions, Distributors Paramount Pictures.
Director:  Jerry Jameson

Cast:  David Oyelowo (Brian Nichols), Kate Mara (Ashley Smith), Michael Kenneth Williams (Detective John Chestnut), Mimi Rogers (Kim Rogers), Leonor Varela (Detective Sanchez), E. Roger Mitchell (Sergeant Teasley).

Story:  Based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, a thrilling drama about the spiritual collision of two broken lives. When Brian Nichols – on the run as the subject of a city wide manhunt and desperate to make contact with his newborn son – takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment, she turns for guidance to Rick Warren’s best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life. While reading aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer each face crossroads where despair and death intersect hope. Source(s): captivethemovie.com, IMDB.

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Nightingale

NightingaleRelease Date:  5/29/15; HBO (6/17/14 – Los Angeles Film Festival)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time: 83 mins.
Studio(s):  Sea Smoke Entertainment, BN Films, Yoruba Saxon Productions, HBO Films.
Director:  Elliott Lester

Cast:  David Oyelowo (Peter Snowden), Barlow Jacobs (Beasley), Heather Storm (Newscaster).

Story:  Nightingale is a provocative drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind, as a war veteran begins to unravel thread by thread. This searing story of solitude and isolation offers a poignant look at how life has failed one man. Source(s): HBO, IMDB.

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Middle of Nowhere

Middle of NowhereRelease Date:  1/13/15 (DVD, Digital HD, On Demand); 10/12/12 (Theatrical Release, limited)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  R
Running Time:  97 mins.
Studio:  Forward Movement,  Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Code Black Films
Director:  Ava DuVernay
Cast:  Emayatzy Corinealdi ((Ruby) Omari Hardwick (Derek), Edwina Findley (Rosie), Lorraine Toussaint (Ruth), David Oyelowo (Brian), Sharon Lawrence (Fraine), Maya Gilbert (Gina).

Story:  As Ruby rides a bus through the inner city streets, she wills herself to push away memories that crowd her. Four years earlier, she was a vibrant medical student married to the love of her life, Derek. Now, she makes her way to the maximum security prison on the outskirts of town. This is where her love now resides. Behind coiled razor wire and forty foot concrete walls. As the couple stares into the hallow end of an eight-year prison sentence, Ruby must learn to live another life, one marked by shame and separation.

But through a chance encounter with hard-working bus driver Brian and a stunning betrayal that shakes her to the core, she is soon propelled in new and often frightening directions of self-discovery. As we chronicle her turbulent yet transformative journey, we witness the emergence of a broken woman made whole. Source(s): middlenowhere.com, official site; IMDB.

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