Fast Color

Release Date:  3/29/19; In Theaters
Genre:  Drama/Sci-Fi
Rating:  PG-13
Director:  Julia Hart
Studio(s):   LD Entertainment, Original Headquarters, Codeblack Films
Running Time:  100 mins.
Cast:  Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Ruth), Saniyya Sidney (Lila), David Strathairn (Ellis), Lorraine Toussaint (Bo), Christopher Denham (Bill)

Story:   Fast Color stars Mbatha-Raw as a woman who comes into her own after discovering she has superhuman abilities. When her powers are discovered, the woman is forced to abandon her family in order to protect them. Years later, her mission to remain unseen brings her back home.  Source:  Indiewire.

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A Wrinkle In Time

Release Date:  3/9/18; In Theaters
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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Director: 
Ava DuVernay

Studio(s):   Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Cast:  Storm Reid (Meg Murry), Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which), Chris Pine (Dr. Alex Murry), Reese Witherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Dr. Kate Murry), Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Who), Michael Peña (Red), André Holland (Principal Jenkins).

Story:   Follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid), a young girl traumatized by the disappearance of her scientist father (Pine) years before. She finds herself on an interplanetary journey with a schoolmate and her younger brother to find her father. They are aided by a trio of supernatural beings: Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Kaling) and Mrs. Which (Winfrey).  Source:  Movie Insider.

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Concussion

a/k/a GAME BRAIN

Release Date:  11/10/15 (AFI Fest); 12/25/15 (In Theaters)
Genre:  Drama/Sports/Based on Actual Events
Rating: PG-13
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio(s):  Scott Free Productions, Sony Pictures.
Director:  Peter Landesman
Cast:  Will Smith (Dr. Bennet Omalu), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Prema Mutiso), Alec Baldwin (Dr. Julian Bailes), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Dave Duerson), Stephen Moyer (Dr. Ron Hamilton), Luke Wilson (Roger Goodell-rumored), Albert Brooks (Dr. Cyril Wecht), Richard T. Jones (Andre Waters).

Story:  Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.  Source:  Sony Pictures.

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The Free State of Jones

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Release Date: 5/13/16 (In Theaters)
Genre:  Drama/Historical
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time:  Unknown
Studios:  Larger Than Life Productions, Route One Films, Vendian Entertainment, STX Entertainment, Showtime Networks.
Director: Gary Ross
Cast:  Matthew McConaughey (Newton Knight), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Rachel), Keri Russell (Serena Knight), Mahershala Ali (Moses Washington).

Free State of Jones

Details:  The plot is based on the true story of Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a Southern farmer who fell in love with a slave named Rachel (Gugu Mbatha-Raw). This relationship lead him to rebel against the Confederate Army. Actress Keri Russell is set to play Newton’s wife Serena, while Mahershala Ali is portraying Moses Washington, an escaped slave who becomes Newton’s ally in his fight to secede from the Confederacy. Source(s): Movieweb, IMDB.  Photo source: IMDB.

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Beyond The Lights

Beyond The Lights postera/k/a Blackbird

Release Date:  November 14, 2014
Studio: Relativity Media
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  Not Available
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Noni Jean), Nate Parker (Kaz Nicol), Danny Glover (Captain David Nicol), Minnie Driver (Macy Jean), Elaine Tan (April), Aisha Hinds (J Stanley), Aml Ameen (Trey), Hayley Marie Norman (Shai).

Story: Noni Jean is a hot new award-winning artist who is primed for superstardom. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures cause Noni to nearly fall apart – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who has been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of their parents who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But can Kaz’s love give Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be? (Synopsis adapted from comingsoon.net).

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