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21 and Done

Description

21 is a celebrated age for many young Americans, but if you're aging out of the Foster Care system, the countdown can feel more like a ticking time bomb. What should be an age for celebrating adulthood becomes a time of anxiety, desperation and danger for these young adults. Meet current and former Foster children facing these challenges and the organizations outside the system that are working to support them.

Cast & Credits

Director - Kiara C Jones
Producer - Jocelyn Scott
Executive Producer - Sandra Evers-Manley
Director of Photography - Kristina Nikolova Dalio
Editor - Gentrix Shanga
Composer - Greg Polzak 

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Are We Good Parents?

Description

When Lauren and Bill's 14-year-old daughter says she's going to her first dance with her classmate Ryan, they welcome the news with excitement...and hesitation. Lauren and Bill always assumed their daughter was gay, in the same way that most parents assume their child is straight (until given notice). Suddenly, they worry they have not provided an open environment that allows their daughter to be herself. Lauren and Bill do some introspection on their own parenting and ask, "Are we good parents?"

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Tracie Thoms
Sean Maguire
Gabrielle Skye Goodman

Director/Writer/Producer Bola Ogun
Writer    Hailey Chavez
Producer    Tatiana Olsak
Casting    Rachel Imbriglio
Editor    Meaghan Wilbur
DP    Ludovica Isidori
Production Designer    Anelisa Torruella

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Brooklynification

Description

Brooklynification is an uncomfortable comedy series about gentrification in New York’s most storied borough. This diverse cast of characters take on the good, the bad, and the awkward as transforming neighborhoods face the unexpected encounters of Brooklyn’s rapidly changing streets.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Lizan Mitchell
Karl Williams
Felecia Harrelson
Lamar Cheston
Tallie Medel
Charlie Hankin
Tessa Hersh
Nick Feitel

CO-CREATORS: Christopher Poindexter and Keith Miller
PRODUCER and CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Joyce Mishaan
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Aziz Isham & Kuye Youngblood
 

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CÂM LẶNG (THE MUTE)

Description

A girl tries to find the answer about love before her big day, in a rainy night.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Pham Le Kim Ngoc
Dan Le
Nguyen Tan
Nguyen Lam Quynh Han
Vu Trong Tuyen
Le Ngoc Toan

Directed by Pham Thien An

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Coming to America

Description

Coming to America, is a romantic classic comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Eddie Murphy, as the lead character who plays "Prince Akeem Joffer," the crown prince of the fictitious African nation Zamunda. The film also co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos. Released on June 29, 1988, Coming to America tells the story of Akeem Joffer, who travels internationally from Zamunda to Queens, NY in search of his "Queen to be."

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Eddie Murphy
Arsenio Hall
James Earl Jones
John Amos
Madge Sinclair
Shari Headley
Eriq Lasalle
Frankie Faison
Vanessa Bell-Calloway
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Clint Smith

Crew
Director:John Landis
Producers: George Folsey, Jr., Robert D. Wachs
Screenwriters:David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein
Cinematographers: Sol Negrin, Woody Omens

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El Chata ( The Sparring Partner)

Description

Although Samuel has plenty of talent to be a boxing champion, he seems destined to receive blows like a punching bag. Joe, his former coach, who is training a new prospect, decides to put him to test. Unable to feed his family and with temptations all over him, what he can only think about is getting back on the ring and prove himself and everybody else, that time in prison has changed him, and that he is determined to recover his family and win back his son affection.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
 Samuel………Alexon Duprey
 Susana……….Mariana Monclova
 Samuelito……José Gael Valentín
 Fabi…….Camila Monclova
 Papillón…..Modesto Lacen
 Joe…….Carlos Miranda

Director: Gustavo Ramos
Writer(s): Gustavo Ramos Perales
Producer(s): Gustavo Ramos, Carmen Diaz, 
Associate Producer: Annabelle Mullen
Cinematographer: Willie Berrios

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Frank and Lamar

Description

Frank & Lamar are longtime best friends and black men who rely on each other to navigate the overwhelmingly white workspace of prestigious, progressive education. They struggle to explore their own personal growth while trying to help grow the minds of the youth they teach. From work obstacles to the pressures of maintaining relationships with the women they love, a time-honored friendship is put to the ultimate test: adulthood.

Cast & Credits

Anthony Gaskins
Carl Foreman Jr.
Iman Richardson
Daniel Le
Tessa Claire Hersh
Natasha Vaynblat
Evan Hoyt Thompson

Crew: 
Fred Soligan (Director)
Anthony Gaskins (Co-Creator) 
Carl Foreman Jr. (Co-Creator        
Zak Ray
Giovanni Colantonio
Sam Weiner
Katy Cecchetti
Devin Ershow

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F*N Your Life Up

Description

A man wakes up, alone in an apartment with no way out. His only means of communication is via a web chat device. He works with his closest friends to figure out how he got there and why there’s a dead body in the bathroom.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Derrick King
Lauren Daggett
Kendall Johnson
Israel Dixon

Directed by: Fredrick Leach
Written by: James Peoples
Produced by: Dennis Dorth, Shama Davis, and Justin Morrison
Cinematographer: Justin Morrison

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It's a Party

Description

Successful Atlanta rap artist Cory Masters is late for his own surprise birthday party. While his friends anxiously await his arrival, each one individually addresses their own existential crisis. As the night drags on, hilarity ensues amongst the party-goers as they ponder life, careers, and relationships with Cory. Get yo' a** to the party.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Tone Bell
Tony Baker
Open Mike Eagle
Ego Nwodim
Carl Tart
Lamar Woods
Kirby Howell-Baptiste
Hayley Marie Norman
Phil Augusta Jackson
Chinedu Unaka

Director: Weldon Wong Powers
Writers: Lamar Woods & Weldon Wong Powers
Producers: Lamar Woods, Shanon Serikaku
Cinematographer: Carissa Dorson

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Mr. SOUL!

Description

From 1968 to 1973, the public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
BLAIR UNDERWOOD (Voice of Ellis Haizlip)
HARRY BELAFONTE (Himself)
QUESTLOVE (Himself)
SONIA SANCHEZ (Herself)
NIKKI GIOVANNI (Herself)

Director: MELISSA HAIZLIP
Co-Director:SAM POLLARD
Writer:MELISSA HAIZLIP
Producer: MELISSA HAIZLIP
Executive Producer: BLAIR UNDERWOOD
Executive Producer: CHAZ EBERT
Co-Producer: DOUG BLUSH
Associate Producer: LEONARD JOSEPH
Cinematographer: HANS CHARLES

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Pa’lante - Featuring Hurray for the Riff Raff

Description

An estranged family attempts to reconnect in the aftermath of a post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico. The struggles facing the working class become the backdrop to their journey.

Cast & Credits

ATO Records
 
Song by Alynda Mariposa Segarra
Directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa Aka Kris Merc
 
Starring
Mela Murder as Milagros
Kareem Savinon as Manuel
Amethyst as Baby Linda
 
Introducing
Kylie B as Maria
 
Director of Photography - Rudolf Costin
Editor - Michael Reuter EDITBAR
Story - Kristian Mercado Figueroa
Director Rep Reprobates - Doug Klinger
Production - BabyPanther
EP - Andrew Nisinson
EP - Avtar Khalsa
Producer - Yanira Figueroa Velázquez
Producer - Matthew Glueckert
Producer - Luis E Mendez
Assistant Director - Tiffany Stephens
Story Supervisor - Tiffany Stephens
Locations - Luis Mendez
Casting Director - Christina Morales
Driver - Daniel Maldonado
Event Organizer - Nora Cruz
Additional Locations - Balois Cora, Emily Iraola, Francheska Figueroa, Maria Justiniano
Puerto Rico Prep - Felipe Figueroa Jr. 
DIT - Peter Roman
EDITBAR
The Mill
Sound Lounge
Colorist - Josh Bohoskey The Mill NY
Art Director - Ramona Todoca
Type Design - Ionut Radulescu
Street Casting - Dennis Febo
Aerial Images - Drone Dogs
Drone Operator - Su-Jeng Sang
Drone Gimbal Operator - Gilberto Cruz

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RIOT

Description

A young black man is killed in an altercation with a vigilant neighbor and the police. An indignant crowd gathered together. The feeling of injustice is high. A group isolates itself. Emotion engenders riot... In the absence of words, can the body take its revenge?

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Alan Page aka Junior coldboy
Waldo Pierre aka Junior Tiger
Suzie Babin

Writer/Director : Frank Ternier
Producer : Annabelle Gangneux / Maud martin
Animation : Laurent Moulin / Magalie Charrier et Frank Ternier
Voice speaker : Frédéric Duzan dit Zed
Original music and sound design : Frédéric Duzan dit Zed

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SALAM

Description

A female Lyft driver navigates the night shift in New York City while waiting to hear life-or-death news from her family in Syria.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Hana Chamoun
Khaled Al Maleh
Dean Masoud
Jessica Damouni
Julie-Marie Baroody
Jack Romano
Stormi Maya
Leslie Bibb

Crew
Writer & Director– Claire Fowler
Director of Photography – Nicholas Bupp
Editor– Alec Styborski
Sound Design– Peter Warnock
Production Designer– Kelsey Alvarez
Costume Designer– Missy Mickens
Sound– Michael Odmark
Gaffer– Sean Gradwell
Digital Intermediate provided by: Company 3 – New York
Head of Production: Margaret Lewis
Executive Producer– Dave Beazley for Shore Scripts
Executive Producer– Hannah Thomas for BFI network
Producer– Sophia Cannata-Bowman
Producer– Claire Fowler

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The Announcement

Description

A mother has to deal with the death of her son and the injury of her husband due to a random interaction with NYPD officers that went terribly awry.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Mugga - Mother
Attika J. Torrence - Father
Infant - Dallas Mashariki Harvey
Toddler - Donavan C. Lambert Jr.
Boy - Trent Winston
Young Man - Domonique Byrd
Voice of D.A. - Alex Trierweiler

Director - Attika J. Torrence
Executive Producer - Anaya J. Torrence
Executive Producer - Migdalia Torrence
Cinematographer - Alexander Hankoff
Line Producer - Magdalena Albizu
Gaffer - Che Roacher
Key Grip - Nigel McKain
1st Assistant Camera - Nick Suttle

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The Burial Of Kojo

Description

The Burial Of Kojo follows the story of Esi, as she recounts her childhood and the tumultuous relationship between her father, Kojo and her uncle, Kwabena. Through a magical realist lens and a series of bizarre dreams, Esi remembers the tragic accident caused by Kojo which killed Kwabena's bride on their wedding day. Kwabena in turn, devices a revenge plot 7 years later, knocking Kojo unconscious and leaving him in a mine to die. After the police are unable to find Kojo, Esi's bizarre dreams lead her to her father, but will she be too late?

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Cynthia Dankwa
Joseph Otsiman
Mamley Djangmah
Kobina Amissah-Sam
Ama K Abebrese

Director: Blitz Bazawule
Writer: Blitz Bazawule
Producers: Blitz Bazawule, Ama K Abebrese, Kwaku Obeng Boateng
Cinematographer: Michael Fernandez

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The Hangman

Description

When the truth of his father's disappearance is brought to the surface on the eve of his execution, Khetha, a prison warder working in The Gallow's death-row prison in Pretoria, South Africa 1989 must either choose forgiveness or live forever with regret of failing to accept the truth.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Lead Cast:
Thato Dhladhla
Support Female: Lerato Mvelase (Emmy Nominee)
Support Male:Khulu Skenjana
Support Kid:Mxolisi Matlabe
 
Writer/ Director:
Zwelethu Radebe
Producer:Dumisani Mvumvu
Cinematographer: Ofentse Mwase

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TYREL

Description

TYREL follows Tyler, who joins his friend on a trip to the Catskills for a weekend birthday party with several people he doesn’t know. As soon as they get there, it’s clear that (1) he’s the only black guy, and (2) it’s going to be a weekend of heavy drinking. Although Tyler is welcomed, he can’t help but feel uneasy in “Whitesville.” The combination of all the testosterone and alcohol starts to get out of hand, and Tyler’s precarious situation starts to feel like a nightmare.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Jason Mitchell
Christopher Abbott
Michael Cera
Caleb Landry Jones
Ann Dowd

Director Sebastián Silva
Screenwriter Sebastián Silva
Producers Jacob Wasserman, Max Born, Sebastián Silva, Gigi Graff, Carlos Zozaya
Production Designer Nico Arze Cinematographer Alexis Zabe Editors Sofia Subercaseaux, Jennifer Lame
Executive Producer Nico Arze
Supervising Sound Editor/Re Recording Mixer Michael Kurihara

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United Skates

Description

At a time when our country feels painfully divided, and fly-over states are often overlooked, the story of a community crisscrossing our nation to celebrate what unites them, is more important than ever. Few are aware that roller rinks remain a segregated space in America. “Black nights,” referred to as “Adult Nights,” can be found in nearly every major city in the country, boasting vibrant music and skate scenes. From Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa and Naughty by Nature in New York/New Jersey to Dr. Dre in Los Angeles, roller rinks have and continue to be, a mecca for music and creativity.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Reggie Brown
Phelicia Wright
Buddy Love
 
Directors:
Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown
Cinematographers: Dyana Winkler, Tina Brown, and  Matthew Peterson, ACS
Editor:Katharine Garrison

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What happened to Evie

Description

Evie’s mother is worried that something has happened to Evie who has become nervy and withdrawn. When questioned by her kindly school teacher though, Evie convinces him that everything is fine. But her assertions are unfounded when we become voyeurs into Evie’s recall. From the moment four youths rush at her in a dark underpass, we witness through a series of clipped images the sexual assault - and finally, the gang scarpering - leaving Evie bloodied and damaged. But have we been deceived? When revisiting the scene from an alternative perspective we witness a very different reality.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Bessie Coates, Michael Jibson, Sian Reeves, James Backway, Makir Ahmed, Duramaney Kamara, Joshua Lewis

Crew
Director: Kate Cheeseman
Writer: Carol Younghusband
Producer: Georgina French
Executive Producer: Stefan Allesch-Taylor
Co-Executive Producer: Charlie Kay
Cinematographer: Robert Shacklady
Composer: Sarah Warne
Editing: Kate Cheeseman, Sian Fever, Ben Scriven
Production Designer: Adriana Hervas
Costume Designer: Rebecca Duncan
Hair and Makeup designer: Carla Eve
Casting: Emily Jones
First Assistant Director: Lina Remeikaite & Joe Starrs
Focus Puller: Alex Howe
Clapper Loader: Hal Howe
DIT & Camera Assistant: Miles Shacklady
Script Supervisor: Lily Dong
Sound Recordist: Nathaniel Kastoryano
Boom Operator: Kyra Westman
Gaffer: Harry Johns
Lighting Technician: Jake Peters
Fight Director: Lisa Connell
Runner/Driver: Curtis McMullan
Sound Design & Mix: Jo Jackson
Digital Colourist: Claire Winter
Titles Designer: Shona Charlton

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Widows


Description

From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. "Widows" is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Viola Davis
Michelle Rodriguez
Elizabeth Debicki
Cynthia Erivo
Liam Neeson
Colin Farrell
Robert Duvall
Daniel Kaluuya
Lukas Haas
Brian Tyree Henry.

Directed by - Steve McQueen
Co-writer and bestselling author - Gillian Flynn

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