a project of Nate Parker & Michael Dequina
last update: October 19, 2018


Nigerian Prince poster Nigerian Prince

  • Cast: Antonio J. Bell, Chinaza Uche, Tina Mba
  • Director: Faraday Okoro
  • Opened October 19

    After being sent to Nigeria against his will, a stubborn Nigerian-American teenager joins forces with an Internet scammer in order to return to the United States.

    Trailer | IMDb

  • Liyana poster Liyana

  • Directors: Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp
  • Opened October 19

    Five children in Swaziland dive into their imaginations to create an original African tale about a girl on a dangerous quest.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • Bad Times at the El Royale poster Bad Times at the El Royale

  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Lewis Pullman, Cailee Spaeny
  • Director: Drew Pearce
  • Opened October 12

    Several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a run down hotel with a dark past.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • The Oath poster The Oath

  • Cast: Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish
  • Director: Ike Barinholtz
  • Opened October 12

    In a politically divided America, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • The Hate U Give poster The Hate U Give

  • Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Common, Algee Smith, Issa Rae, Dominique Fishback, Anthony Mackie
  • Director: George Tillman Jr.
  • Opened October 5

    Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb


    Blood Brother poster Blood Brother

  • Cast: Trey Songz, Jack Kesy, China Anne McClain, Hassan Johnson, Fetty Wap
  • Director: John Pogue

    A recently released convict begins to take murderous revenge against his childhood friends, whom he believes let him take the fall for a crime they collectively committed. One of the friends, now a cop, will stop at nothing to put an end to the murderous rampage and to right the many wrongs of their tragically violent past.

    Trailer | IMDb

  • FEBRUARY 2019

    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

    JUNE 2019

    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

    SEPTEMBER 2019

    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.

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