Emperor

Release Date:  3/27/20 Genre:   Drama Rating:  PG-13 Director:  Mark Amin Studio(s):  Hudlin Entertainment, Sobini Films Running Time:  Unknown Cast:  Dayo Okeniyi (Shields Green), Naturi Naughton (Sarah Green), Kat Graham (Delores), Mykelti Williamson (Truesdale), James Cromwell (John Brown), Bruce Dern (Levi Coffin), Harry Lennix (Frederick Douglass). Story:  Emperor is inspired by the legend of Shields ‘Emperor’ Green, a…

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Spiral

a/k/a Spiral: From the Book of Saw Release Date:  5/15/20; In Theaters Genre:  Horror Rating:  R Director:  Darren Lynn Bousman Studio(s):  Twisted Pictures, Burg/Koules Productions, Dahlstar, Serendipity Productions Running Time:  Unknown Cast:  Samuel L. Jackson (Marcus), Chris Rock (Det. Zeke Banks), Marisol Nichols (Capt. Angie Garza), Max Minghella (William Schenk), Genelle Williams (Lisa Banks). Story:  A sadistic…

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Really Love

Release Date:   3/15/20; SXSW Film Festival Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  Angel Kristi Williams Studio(s):  MACRO Running Time:  Unknown Cast:  Michael Ealy, Naturi Naughton, Uzo Aduba, Jade Eshete, Tristan Mack Wilds, Kofi Siriboe Details:  Really Love follows the life of a starving artist in gentrifying Washington D.C. who is struggling to find his place in the prestigious…

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The 24th

Release Date:  3/15/20; SXSW Film Festival Genre:  Drama/History Rating:  NR Director:  Kevin Willmott Studio(s):  EMJAG Productions Running Time:  105 mins. Cast:  Trai Byers (Boston), Bashir Salahuddin (Big Joe), Aja Naomi King (Marie), Mo McRae (Walker), Tosin Morohunfola (Franklin), Mykelti Williamson (Sgt. Hayes), Thomas Haden Church (Col. Norton), Lorenzo Yearby (Lucky). Story:  The 24th tells the true…

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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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Open

Release Date:  3/14/20; BET & BET Her Genre:  Drama/Romance Rating:  NR Director(s):  Cas Sigers-Beedles Studio(s):  Nina Holiday Entertainment Running Time:   87 mins. Cast:  Essence Atkins (Wren), Keith Robinson (Cameron), Matt Cedeño (Mars), Kerri J. Baldwin (Tea Cup), Franceli Chapman (Viv), Imani Duckett (Luna), Marquita Goings (Courtney), Jason Graham (Ed), Chantal Maurice (Kendall), Roxzane T. Mims (Ruth),…

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