a project of Nate Parker & Michael Dequina
last update: May 31, 2016


Presenting Princess Shaw poster Presenting Princess Shaw

  • Director: Ido Haar
  • Opened May 27

    A documentary tracing the development of the unlikely collaborative relationship between New Orleans based singer/songwriter Samantha "Princess Shaw" Montgomery and Israeli composer/producer/video artist Ophir "Kutiman" Kutiel.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb | Princess Shaw & Kutiman live performance

  • Captain America: Civil War poster Captain America: Civil War

  • Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson
  • Directors: Joe & Anthony Russo
  • Opened May 6

    Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb | Press Conference Video Part 1 | Press Conference Video Part 2

  • Keanu poster Keanu

  • Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Method Man, Nia Long, Jason Mitchell, Luis Guzman, Will Forte
  • Director: Peter Atencio
  • Opened April 29

    Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • Barbershop: The Next Cut poster Barbershop: The Next Cut

  • Cast: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Common, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Lamorne Morris, J.B. Smoove, Tyga, Deon Cole, Nicki Minaj
  • Director: Malcolm D. Lee
  • Opened April 15

    Despite the good times and camaraderie within the shop, the surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, forcing Calvin and our crew to come together to not only save the shop, but their neighborhood.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • The Jungle Book poster The Jungle Book

  • Cast: Neel Sethi, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken
  • Director: Jon Favreau
  • Opened April 15

    An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • Miles Ahead poster Miles Ahead

  • Cast: Don Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Michael Stuhlbarg
  • Director: Don Cheadle
  • Opened April 1

    An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • Zootopia poster Zootopia

  • Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba, Jason Bateman, Octavia Spencer, J.K. Simmons, Shakira, Tommy "Tiny" Lister
  • Directors: Byron Howard & Rich Moore
  • Opened March 4

    In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a fugitive con artist fox and a rookie bunny cop must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • JUNE 8

    A Hundred Streets poster A Hundred Streets
    (at the Los Angeles Film Festival)

  • Cast: Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton, Charlie Creed-Miles, Franz Drameh, Kola Bokinni, Kierston Wareing, Tom Cullen, Ken Stott
  • Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    This multi-stranded drama is set within one specific area of contemporary London. The cast of characters face major choices and changes in their separate lives as their paths sometimes cross.

    Official Twitter | Official Instagram | IMDb | Festival Site

  • JUNE 15-19

    ABFF poster American Black Film Festival

    The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is a five-day retreat and premiere destination film market that will feature many of Hollywood’s heavyweights and industry insiders. Founded in 1997, the mission of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is to strengthen the Black filmmaking community through resource sharing, education, artistic collaboration and career development.

    Official Site

    JUNE 17

    Central Intelligence poster Central Intelligence

  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart
  • Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

    After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • Finding Dory poster Finding Dory

  • Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Idris Elba, Diane Keaton, Willem Dafoe
  • Director: Andrew Stanton

    The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • JUNE 24

    Free State of Jones poster Free State of Jones

  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali
  • Director: Gary Ross

    Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, defiant Southern farmer Newton Knight launches an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • JULY 8

    The Secret Life of Pets poster The Secret Life of Pets

  • Cast: Kevin Hart, Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Hannibal Buress, Albert Brooks
  • Director: Chris Renaud & Yarrow Cheney

    A comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • JULY 15

    Ghostbusters poster Ghostbusters

  • Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Michael Kenneth Williams, Chris Hemsworth
  • Director: Paul Feig

    A quartet of unlikely heroines team up to fight the paranormal.

    Official Site | IMDb

  • JULY 22

    Star Trek Beyond poster Star Trek Beyond

  • Cast: Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Idris Elba, Zachary Quinto
  • Director: Justin Lin

    The USS Enterprise crew has attacked by a powerful unstoppable wave of unknown aliens, leaving them stranded on a new planet where they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • AUGUST 5

    Suicide Squad poster Suicide Squad

  • Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara
  • Director: David Ayer

    A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb


    Urbanworld Film Fetsival poster Urbanworld Film Festival

    The Urbanworld Film Festival is the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind. The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, and short films, as well as panel discussions, live staged screenplay readings, and the Urbanworld Digital track focused on digital and social media. Urbanworld has also provided a platform for some of today's leading brands seeking to reach key influencers across the industry and within the consumer marketplace.

    Official Site


    HBFF poster Hollywood Black Film Festival

    The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is an annual 4-day celebration of Black Cinema drawing together established filmmakers, popular film and TV stars, writers, directors, industry executives, emerging artists, and diverse audiences from Hollywood and around the world.

    Official Site


    The Birth of a Nation poster The Birth of a Nation

  • Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Gabrielle Union, Aunjanue Ellis, Colman Domingo, Mark Boone Jr., Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller
  • Director: Nate Parker

    Nat Turner, a former slave, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virginia that results in a violent retaliation from whites.

    Pan African Film & Arts Festival Q&A | Official Site | IMDb

  • 2016

    Bastille Day poster Bastille Day

  • Cast: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Kelly Reilly, Charlotte Le Bon
  • Director: James Watkins

    A young con artist and former CIA agent embark on an anti-terrorist mission in France.

    Trailer | IMDb

  • The Bounce Back poster The Bounce Back

  • Cast: Shemar Moore, Bill Bellamy, Nadine Velazquez, Sheryl Underwood, Kali Hawk, Denise Boutté, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Michael Beach
  • Director: Youssef Delara

    Father, author and relationship expert, Matthew Taylor has got it all figured out until he meets the acerbic Kristin Peralta, a talk show circuit therapist who's convinced he's nothing but a charlatan.

    Official Site | IMDb

  • FEBRUARY 2017

    PAFF poster Pan African Film and Arts Festival

    The Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF), is America's largest and most prestigious Black film and arts festival, showcasing the largest number of national and international films from international filmmakers. The goal of PAFF is to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images, help to destroy negative stereotypes and depict an expanded vision of the Black experience. PAFF believes film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time, serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.

    Official Site

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