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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.
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.
August the First
Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival. Tunde secretly invites his long estranged father to his graduation party, igniting a passionate family drama.
Good People Bad Things
A dramatic thriller that embodies the impact of decisions against chance random events, that together shape people's lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Changing The Game
Crime and death follows a young black man who leaves the streets to pursue a career in finance on Wall Street.
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!
A Family Thing
1996 Drama, Comedy
Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones portray long-lost brothers in this compelling and poignant family drama about a white Southerner whose identity is shaken after he learns that his natural mother was black.
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.
I Really Hate My Ex
2015 Drama, Comedy, Romance
Best friends, Brea, Wendy, and Jessica, kidnap their exes and hold them hostage to get closure. Sharing their story on line, millions log in to cheer on the battle of the exes.
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.
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.
Mad Hot Ballroom
Merengue, foxtrot, rumba -- the 11-year-old students have all the right moves in this award-winning documentary about the New York City public school systems ballroom dance program.
Women Do It Better
When it comes to playing the dating game, women do it better.