Release Date: 2017
Running Time: 84 mins.
Director: Rhonda Baraka
Cast: Boris Kodjoe (Michael), Nicole Ari Parker (Ebony).
Story: Ebony and Michael were forced into a modern “shotgun” wedding after becoming teenage parents, putting their personal goals on hold in order to support their family. The two high school sweethearts manage to overcome the odds and establish a seemingly ideal life for themselves. However, the success that initially was meant to strengthen their family has become the very thing that is driving them apart. As a result, Michael desperately tries to hold onto everything he’s worked his entire life to gain. This leads the family on an unconventional adventure to restore the faith, hope, and trust that initially brought them together. Source(s): Shadow & Act; abff.com.
a/k/a A Meyers Christmas
Release Date: 11/11/16; In Theaters
Running Time: Unknown
Director: David E. Talbert
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Gabrielle Union, Danny Glover (Walter), Nicole Ari Parker, Omar Epps, Jessie Usher, Romany Malco, Kimberly Elise, Mo’Nique (Aunt May), J.B. Smoove.
Story: Almost Christmas tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle. Source: Almost Christmas Movie, official site; IMDB.
Release Date: 6/24/14, DVD; 2/28/14, Theatrical Release
Studio: Codeblack Films/Lionsgate
Director: Philippe Caland
Cast: Anthony Mackie (Tommy)
Forest Whitaker (Angel Sanchez)
Mike Epps (Ben)
Sanaa Lathan (Maggie)
Nicole Ari Parker (Sophie)
Story: Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Thomas Carter (Anthony Mackie) has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual advisor who advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He’s parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that one day draws the attention of Angel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker), a profoundly troubled man fixated on the “untimely” death of his mother. When Carter takes on Sanchez as a personal client in an effort to raise funds for his indebted brother Ben (Mike Epps), things quickly take a turn for the worse. Angel needs much more than a simple life coach. What may be simple to grasp for some is the idea that single actions in the past comprise tidal waves of reactions in the present. (Synopsis taken from Lionsgate).