Passing

Release Date:   1/30/21; Sundance Film Festival Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  Rebecca Hall Studio(s):  AUM Group, Film4, Flat Five Productions, Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, Gamechanger Films, Picture Films, Sweet Tomato Films, TGCK Partners, XRM Media. Running Time:  98 mins. Cast:  Tessa Thompson as Irene Redfield, Ruth Negga as Clare Kendry, André Holland as Brian Redfield, Alexander…

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The United States vs. Billie Holiday

a/k/a Billie Release Date:  2/26/21; In Theaters Genre:  Drama/Biography Rating:  TBD Director:  Lee Daniels Studio(s):  Paramount Pictures Running Time:  TBD Cast:  Andra Day as Billie Holiday; Trevante Rhodes as Jimmy Fletcher; Garrett Hedlund as Harry J. Anslinger; Tyler James Williams as Lester ‘Prez’ Young; Natasha Lyonne as Tallulah Bankhead; Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Roslyn; Evan Ross…

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Release Date:  12/18/20 Netflix Genre:  Drama Rating:  R Director:  George C. Wolfe Studio(s):  Netflix Running Time:  93 mins. Cast:   Viola Davis as Ma Rainey; Chadwick Boseman as Levee; Glynn Turman as Toledo; Colman Domingo as Cutler; Michael Potts as Slow Drag; Taylour Paige as Dussie Mae; Jonny Coyne as Sturdyvant; Jeremy Shamos as Irvin; Dusan Brown…

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The Available Wife

Release Date:  12/17/20 UMC (Original Release – 8/22/20; American Black Film Festival) Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  Jamal Hill Studio(s):  Available Wife, Luna Ray Films, MegaMind Media, BondIt Media Capital Running Time:  100 mins. Cast:  KJ Smith (Nicole), Roger Guenveur Smith (Walter), Clifton Powell (Mitchell), Anwan Glover (Soshi), Terayle Hill (Kingston), Angel Love (Alecia), Brave Williams…

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Fatale

Release Date:   12/18/20; In Theaters (Limited) Genre:  Drama/Thriller Rating:   NR Director:  Deon Taylor Studio(s):  Hidden Empire Film Group, Lionsgate Running Time:  Unknown Cast:  Michael Ealy (Derrick Tyler), Hilary Swank (Detective Valerie Quinlan), Mike Colter (Rafe Grimes), Danny Pino (Carter Haywood), Tyrin Turner (Tyrin Abenathy), Sam Daly (Officer Stallman), David Hoflin (Officer Lowe), Damarius Lewis (Tracie Tyler).…

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Sylvie’s Love

a/k/a Sylvie Release Date:  12/25/20; Amazon (Original Release – 1/27/20 – Sundance Film Festival) Genre:  Drama/Romance Rating:   PG-13 Director:  Eugene Ashe Studio(s):   Iam21 Entertainment Running Time:  114 mins. Cast:  Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Eva Longoria, Aja Naomi King, Wendi Mclendon-Covey, Jemima Kirke Story:  The jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the New York summer…

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