A Boy.  A Girl. A Dream.

Release Date:  (2018)
Genre:  Romance
Rating:  NR
Director:  Qasim Basir
Studio(s):   Datari Turner Productions, Samuel Goldwyn Films
Running time:  89 mins.
Cast: Omari Hardwick (Cass), Meagan Good (Free), Jay Ellis, Dijon Talton (Naqeeb)

Story:  On the night of the 2016 Presidential election, Cass, an L.A. club promoter, meets Frida, a beautiful and spirited Midwestern visitor dealing with a difficult breakup. She challenges him to revisit his broken dreams – while he pushes her to discover hers. Nothing will ever be the same again.  Source:  ABFF official site.

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Nobody’s Fool

a/k/a The List

Release Date:  11/2/18 (In Theaters)
Genre:  Comedy
Rating:  Unknown
Director:  Tyler Perry
Studio(s):   Paramount Players, Paramount Pictures, Tyler Perry Studios
Running time:  Unknown

Cast:  Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Taraji P. Henson, Courtney Henggeler, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Riley.

Story:   The film follows a woman who is recently released after serving her time in prison. Once on the outside, she reconnects with her sister, who is in the midst of discovering that her online relationship might be a man “catfishing” her.  Source:  Variety.

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Sorry To Bother You

Release Date:  2018
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Director:  Boots Riley
Studio(s):  Significant Productions
Running time:  105 mins.

Cast:   Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Jermaine Fowler, Armie Hammer, Omari Hardwick.

Story  Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield), a 30-something black telemarketer with self-esteem issues, discovers a magical selling power living inside of him.  Suddenly he’s rising up the ranks to the elite team of his company, which sells heinous products and services. The upswing in Cassius’s career raises serious red flags with his brilliant girlfriend, Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a sign-twirling gallery artist who is secretly a part of a Banksy-style collective called Left Eye.  But the unimaginable hits the fan when Cassius meets the company’s cocaine-snorting, orgy-hosting, obnoxious, and relentlessly optimistic CEO, Steve Lift (Armie Hammer).  Source:  Sundance.org.  Photo Source:  IMDB.

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A Christmas Blessing

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Release Date:  2013
Genre:  Drama/Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  90 mins.
Studio:  Uptoparr Productions; TV One
Director:  Russ Parr

Cast:  Lisa Arrindell Anderson (Pamela), Omari Hardwick (Earl James), David Banner (Charles), Jahnee Wallace (Kara).

Story:  This moving family drama chronicles the parallel hardships of Pamela Cleveland (Lisa Arrindell Anderson), a mother of four whose husband, Charles (David Banner), has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan, and Earl James (Omari Hardwick), a fresh divorcee. While Pamela combats immeasurable grief and a flood of concerns as a new widow, Earl combats anxiety and struggles to maintain custody of and contact with his two sons. Pamela and Earl’s lives are forever transformed when their seemingly separate paths intersect and together, they learn the realities of dating and single-parenthood, the importance of family and the true meaning of Christmas. Source(s): Shadow and Act; Moviefone.  Photo Source:  TV One.

Chapter & Verse

Release Date:  9/23/15 – 9/27/15 (Urbanworld Film Festival); 2014
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  62 mins.
Studio:  Harlem Film Company
Director: Jamal Joseph
Cast:  Daniel Beaty (Lance), Loretta Devine (Miss Maddy), Omari Hardwick (Jomo),
Selenis Leyva (Yolanda), Marc John Jefferies (B-Rock), Khadim Diop (Ty), Justin Martin
(G-Rod).

Story:  Upon his return from serving a ten-year sentence in prison, reformed gang leader, S. Lance Ingram, struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. Unable to use the technological skills he acquired in jail, Lance is forced to accept a position delivering meals for a local food bank. It is here that he befriends Ms. Maddy, a past beauty with an irreverent and hardened shell to whom he delivers dinners. Through her, Lance finds hope, relearning the joys of life and living despite the outwardly bedeviled society in which they find themselves. Source: IMDB.

Middle of Nowhere

Middle of NowhereRelease Date:  1/13/15 (DVD, Digital HD, On Demand); 10/12/12 (Theatrical Release, limited)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  R
Running Time:  97 mins.
Studio:  Forward Movement,  Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Code Black Films
Director:  Ava DuVernay
Cast:  Emayatzy Corinealdi ((Ruby) Omari Hardwick (Derek), Edwina Findley (Rosie), Lorraine Toussaint (Ruth), David Oyelowo (Brian), Sharon Lawrence (Fraine), Maya Gilbert (Gina).

Story:  As Ruby rides a bus through the inner city streets, she wills herself to push away memories that crowd her. Four years earlier, she was a vibrant medical student married to the love of her life, Derek. Now, she makes her way to the maximum security prison on the outskirts of town. This is where her love now resides. Behind coiled razor wire and forty foot concrete walls. As the couple stares into the hallow end of an eight-year prison sentence, Ruby must learn to live another life, one marked by shame and separation.

But through a chance encounter with hard-working bus driver Brian and a stunning betrayal that shakes her to the core, she is soon propelled in new and often frightening directions of self-discovery. As we chronicle her turbulent yet transformative journey, we witness the emergence of a broken woman made whole. Source(s): middlenowhere.com, official site; IMDB.

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