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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Amandla! A Revolution In Four Part Harmony
Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.
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.
A gang war/drug story set in a Los Angeles neighborhood about the coming of age of a 15-year-old black youth.
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.
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.
Jimmy (Bokeem Woodbine of "Fargo" fame) and Luther (Justin Pierce) are con-men who’ve hit rock bottom. In a desperate move, they plan to blackmail a doctor to pay off their loan shark. What they didn’t count on was their victim being more dangerous than the shark. Action explodes on the streets when a showdown with the cops, the loan shark and the psychotic doctor take the two desperados on a wild ride in pursuit of $100,000 in cash!
Fathers of the Sport
Tells the story of an American social culture embedded with racism, war, oppression, and poverty where these asphalt warriors escaped and rose above it all with a mutual love and respect.
RIZE chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture.
August the First
Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival. Tunde secretly invites his long estranged father to his graduation party, igniting a passionate family drama.
Paul Mooney: Analyzing White America
Paul Mooney is angry, fearless and very funny. Here he takes direct aim at racism and White America and hits his targets with dead-on accuracy and humor.
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.
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.
The Duke is Tops
A theatrical producer puts aside his own success to boost the career of a talented singer.