Release Date: 3/16/18; In Theaters & VOD
Director: Laurie Collyer
Studio(s): EFC Films, Furlough Productions, IFC Films
Running Time: 83 mins.
Cast: Tessa Thompson (Nicole Stevens), Whoopi Goldberg (Mrs. Stevens), Melissa Leo (Joan Anderson), Anna Paquin, La La Anthony (Brandy)
Story: When a rowdy inmate (Melissa Leo) gets one weekend out of prison to visit her ailing mother, the rookie corrections officer (Tessa Thompson) assigned to keep an eye on her struggles to keep her in line during their emergency furlough. Source(s): Indiewire, IFC Center.
Release Date: April 2017; Netflix
Running Time: 87 mins.
Director: Jamal Hill
Studio: Flavor Unit Entertainment, Netflix.
Cast: Larenz Tate (Deuces), Meagan Good (Janet Foster), Rotimi (Face), Rick Gonzalez (Papers), La La Anthony (Detective Diaz), Lance Gross (Jason), Antonique Smith (Tanya).
Story: Detective Jason Foster goes undercover to take down a crime ring that has been impenetrable by the police department for years. However, Foster finds himself drawn in by the unique persona of ringleader Stephen “Deuces” Brooks and the dual life that he leads. The mission is further complicated when Janet Foster also falls under Deuce’s spell. Source: Shadow & Act.
Release Date: 11/17/17; TBA (Original Release Date: 2016)
Running Time: 95 mins.
Director: Qasim Basir
Studio(s): Confluential Films, Lola’s Productions, Tilted Windmill Productions,
Cast: Cory Hardrict (Rasheed), Jesse Metcalfe (Dylan Holder), Hill Harper (Mayor Jones), Margot Bingham (Maya), Zulay Henao (Giselle Porter), Mo McCrae (Dontay), Robert Christopher Riley (Calvin, Jason Dohring (Nathan Miller), La La Anthony (Jada), Paula Devicq (April Smith), James McCaffrey (Bill Holder), Curtiss Cook (Mr. Davis).
Story: In one world, Rasheed Smith is a hardened criminal who has spent years building his drug empire. In another, he is an ambitious architect who has been working his way up the corporate ladder. Illustrated through parallel lives, Rasheed faces everything from street violence to corporate corruption, demonstrating that regardless of which path his life takes, there is no simple journey toward fulfilling one’s destiny. Source: L. A. Film Festival.
Release Date: 2/14/15 (TBA)
Running Time: Unknown
Studio: Capital Love, Flavor Unit Entertainment, Jacavi Films.
Director: Mike Elliott
Cast: Mo McRae (Steve), Tatyana Ali (Leah), Jay Ellis (James Avedon), DJ Qualls (Kareem), Maria Conchita Alonso (Ms. Luisa), Sasha Jackson (Goldie), Faizon Love (Theo), Kali Hawk, La La Anthony (Stacey), Rick Gonzalez (Nick), Joyful Drake (Jean Worther),.
Story: Up-and-coming sports shoe entrepreneur Steve, who is still reeling from the death of his dad, has made a “November rule” in order to keep his distance from the women who seem to be getting too serious about their relationship. Every November 1st, Steve makes up a whopping lie in order to break up with his current girlfriend. However, this year, when he gives the beautiful Leah her walking papers, he realizes his immature and arbitrary rule has just lost him the woman of his dreams. But whether he can win Leah back seems increasingly doubtful, especially after she starts dating pro sports star, James Avedon. Source: IMDB.
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