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August the First
Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival. Tunde secretly invites his long estranged father to his graduation party, igniting a passionate family drama.
Grand Jury Prize, 1998 Sundance Film Festival. A talented youth (Saul Williams) copes with urban crime and despair by competing in poetry slams. Sonja Sohn of The Wire costars.
Shoot the Messenger
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.
An unlikely friendship blossoms between the pair when N is charged with looking after the new arrival. Although she cannot understand why Poppy is unhappy attending the ward, N agrees to help her make a break for freedom. To qualify for release the pair must first prove that Poppy isn’t mad – but they quickly find themselves in a catch 22 situation; to prove she is sane she must pretend to be mad.
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!
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.
2010 Drama, Independent
Raymond and Tagbo, “Rag” and “Tag”, were inseparable childhood friends until Social Services tore them apart, removing Rag from his neglectful mother in London. At twenty-three, Rag returns a school dropout and jobless, while Tag has just graduated from law-school and is now applying to top-ranking London firms. But after all these years, they realize they are still connected on some deeper level and are oblivious to what anyone else thinks of their friendship. Tag’s Bible-preaching father has more disdain for the boys’ renewed friendship than he does for his son’s white socialist girlfriend. Rag and Tag’s love for each other remains bottled up until a wealthy friend, with some shady business deal, invites them to Nigeria where they have plenty of time alone for their love to blossom. Finally ready to make a commitment to each other on their return to London, they realize that the obstacles they face may tear them apart forever.
Never 2 Big
1998 Action, Thriller
When you make a deal with Rhythm Records, you sign your life away in this suspenseful, action-packed look at the music biz backed by a pulsing hip-hop soundtrack.
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.
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.
RIZE chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture.
1994 Crime, Drama
Two inner-city youths find love on the hard streets of Houston. Each has personal problems to work through, and is wary of emotional attachments. Jason is haunted by the memory of his father's death and feels responsible for his brother's violent behavior. Lyric is strong and passionate, but doesn't want to to give her love to another just to see it snuffed out by the violence around her. Together they learn to let go of fear and guilt and dream of a better life.
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.
Call Me Kuchu
In an unmarked office at the end of a dirt track, veteran activist David Kato labors to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or “kuchus.” But David’s formidable task just became more difficult. A new “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” proposes death for HIV-positive gay men, and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual. Inspired by American evangelicals who have christened Uganda ground zero in their war on the “homosexual agenda,” the bill awaits debate in Uganda’s Parliament. Meanwhile, local newspapers have begun outing kuchus with vicious fervor. David, Uganda’s first openly gay man, is one of few who dare to publicly protest state-sanctioned homophobia. Working with an idiosyncratic clan of fellow activists, including retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, David fights Uganda’s government and tabloids in the courts, on television, and at the United Nations. Because, he insists, “if we keep on hiding, they will say we’re not here.” But no one is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes the movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world. Call Me Kuchu depicts the last year in the life of a courageous, quick-witted and steadfast man whose wisdom and achievements were not fully recognized until after his death, and whose memory has inspired a new generation of human rights advocates.
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.
Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema
Inspired by a true story, Gangsters Paradise: Jerusalema is an unflinching look into the crime, corruption and the transgressions of those looking to survive in the most crime-infested district of Johannesburg, in particular one young hoodlum's rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur.
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.
Women Do It Better
When it comes to playing the dating game, women do it better.