Really Love

Release Date:   TBA
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 art world. When a young law student unexpectedly comes into his life, he must choose between a whirlwind romance and his budding career as a successful painter.

Story:  Isaiah’s creativity flows with Stevie in his life. They fall in love, but his work remains overlooked, bruising his ego. When Isaiah convinces a gallerist to take a chance on him, he pours himself into his art, which catapults his career, but doesn’t leave room for love. Frustrated, Stevie accepts a dream job in Chicago, breaking Isaiah’s heart.  A year passes without communication until Isaiah sees Stevie at his group show in Chicago. Though Isaiah’s life seems to have improved, it isn’t what he imagined without her.  Source(s):  Deadline.  Photo Source:  Blackfilm; sxsw.com.

Miss Virginia

Release Date:  10/18/19; In Theaters & VOD
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Director:  R.J. Daniel Hanna
Studio(s):   Moving Picture Institute, Vertical Entertainment.
Running Time:  102 mins.

Cast:  Uzo Aduba (Virginia Walden), Vanessa Williams (Sally Ray), Aunjanue Ellis (Congresswoman Lorraine Townsend), Amirah Vann (Shondae Smith), Adina Porter (Annette Johnson), Niles Fitch (James), Nadji Jeter (Bonz), Matthew Modine (Congressman Clifford William).

Story:   Based on a true story, Miss Virginia stars Uzo Aduba as a struggling single mother who is losing her fifteen-year-old son to the rough streets of Washington, DC. Unwilling to see him drop out and deal drugs, she places him in a private school. But when she can’t afford the tuition, she launches a movement to change the system that is destroying him and thousands like him. Attacked and threatened by those who don’t want change—from corrupt politicians to the local drug lord—Virginia must discover depths of strength she never knew she had.  Source:  Official site, missvirginiamovie.com.

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Beats

Release Date:  6/19/19; Netflix
Genre:   Drama
Rating:   TV-MA
Director:  Chris Robinson
Studio(s):   51 Minds Entertainment; Global Road Entertainment; Netflix
Running Time:  109 mins.
Cast:  Khalil Everage, Anthony Anderson, Uzo Aduba, Emayatzy Corinealdi
Story:   An agoraphobic hip-hop prodigy and a disgraced former music manager cross paths in Chicago’s South Side and help each other face the demons of their pasts.  Source:  Netflix.

 

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Showing Roots

Showing RootsRelease Date:   5/26/16; Lifetime
Genre:   Drama
Rating:  NR
Director:  Michael Wilson
Studio(s):   Michael Mailer Films, Upload Films
Cast:   Uzo Aduba, Maggie Grace, Adam Brody, Elizabeth McGovern, Viva Bianca, Cicely Tyson.

Story  Set in 1977, Showing Roots explores the pent up racial tensions of a small town through the eyes of two women (Maggie Grace and Uzo Aduba), who work together at the local beauty parlor.  They forge an unlikely friendship and become inspired to integrate their town when the miniseries Roots hits the airwaves – much to the dismay of those around them.  Source:  Lifetime.

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