a/k/a Only You
Release Date: 1/27/19; Sundance Film Festival
Director: Jacob Estes
Studio(s): Blumhouse Productions
Running Time: 107 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.
Part supernatural thriller, part time-warped police procedural, Relive is the newest release from Blumhouse Productions, the innovative horror hit makers behind Jordan Peele’s Get Out. Writer-director Jacob Estes infuses this heady hybrid with the chills of an old-fashioned ghost story and the paranoia of a conspiracy thriller. David Oyelowo gives a nervy performance as the haunted hero, and Storm Reid, star of last year’s A Wrinkle in Time, is remarkable as the spectral teen detective. Source: Sundance.org.
Release Date: 2016
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.
Release Date: 9/23/16
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.
Release Date: 2015
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.
Release Date: 9/18/15 (In Theaters)
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.
Release Date: 5/29/15; HBO (6/17/14 – Los Angeles Film Festival)
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.
Release Date: 1/13/15 (DVD, Digital HD, On Demand); 10/12/12 (Theatrical Release, limited)
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.