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Shoot The Messenger follows one man's painful journey towards self-discovery. On the way he finds both his own attitudes and the expectations of his community challenged.
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The Night James Brown Saved Boston
This film tells the story of the pivotal role that James Brownand that particular James Brown concert in 1968played in the history of the country.
RIZE chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture.
1975 Action, Crime, Drama
A blaxploitation film set in a Southern community called Bucktown, where white police deputies bully and extort money from the black population. Finally, one black man instigates a revolt against the Establishment.
When a metal scrapper meets a teen runaway they dive into the wild world of scrapping and try to maintain a friendship despite their differences and a particularly unhinged neighbor.
Let the Church Say Amen
Official Selection - Sundance FF. In Washington D.C., one close-knit church becomes a symbol of hope in a local community battling drugs and crime.
Children of the Light
"Children of the Light" tells the life story of Desmond Tutu of South Africa. With extensive archival footage, family photos and never before seen interviews, this film shares the legacy of one of the greatest peacemakers of our time.
A gang war/drug story set in a Los Angeles neighborhood about the coming of age of a 15-year-old black youth.
Whitney Houston: An Icon Remembered
Relive the turbulent life of pop icon Whitney Houston. From Grammy Golden Girl to troubled wife of Bobby Brown to the coroner’s findings, we reflect on the incredible impact she had on the world of music.
Run DMC - Forever Kings
Innovators & originators, Run DMC's influence on the music of the new millenium goes every bit as deep of Elvis or the Beatles. The successes of Run DMC resounded through rap, rock, R&B, and eventually international pop of every kind.
In this urban love story, the fates of a boxer, a nurse, and her young son become entwined after a late night brawl. Winner - Canadian Oscars.
August the First
Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival. Tunde secretly invites his long estranged father to his graduation party, igniting a passionate family drama.
Liberty Kid captures with compassion and street-smart humor the spirit and pain of America transformed by September 11 through the eyes of two Brooklyn youth.
2003 Drama, Thriller
Tepper finds a wallet on the street and contacts the owner, later finding a $6 million winning lottery ticket inside. When Tepper and his friends play poker, they bet lottery tickets. When the owner shows up and joins the game, who will be the winner?
The dangerous world of international heroin trafficking is exposed in this elaborate and suspenseful crime thriller which reprises Sidney Poitier's role as Lt. Virgil Tibbs.
A documentary look at women who prefer to dress and act as men and who participate in NYC's predominantly African-American lesbian drag balls.
Dreams of Dust
Official Selection - Sundance FF. A Nigerien peasant arrives at a dusty gold mine in Burkina Faso where he hopes to forget the past that haunts him.
An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the uncle he idolizes in LUV, a poignant and gritty coming-of-age story.
For the Love of Money
Based on a true story. One man leaves his old gangster lifestyle for a fresh start. As his past creeps up, hell have to protect his family even if it means going back to old ways.