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TILL | Official Trailer + Poster

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     Most of us know who Emmett Till is. But far less know who his mother Mamie Till-Mobley is. Till takes us behind the powerful story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s quest for justice for her son, Emmett.      The cast includes Danielle Deadwyler (The Harder They Fall), Whoopi Goldberg, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Jayme Lawson, Tosin Cole, Kevin Carroll, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Haley Bennett.      Director Chinonye Chukwu has previously wrote and directed Clemency. Till was written by Michael Reilly (producer/director The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till), Keith Beauchamp, and Chinonye Chukwu.       There was some online discourse around the film. Some believe that at this point in time, this particular story has been covered enough. There have been two major projects featuring the Till story in recent times: the Women of the Movement series that premiered in January of this year and the 2020 Lovecraft Country episode "Jig-a-Bobo". Othe

Amsterdam | Official Trailer

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Set in the 1930s, it follows three friends who witness a murder, become suspects themselves, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history.  This exciting trailer is chalk full of one star appearance after another. The cast includes John David Washington, Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, as the leads along side Chris Rock, Zoe Saldaña, Anya Taylor-Joy, Taylor Swift, Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, and so many more.  It hits theaters November 2022. 

The Woman King | Official Trailer

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  The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for. The film features a star-studded cast including Viola Davis,Lashana Lynch,Sheila Atim,Thuso Mbedu,John Boyega,Jayme Lawson,Jordan Bolger and is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.  See The Woman King rise exclusively in cinemas September 16.

Jovan Adepo And Juliana Canfield To Star As William And Ellen Craft In ‘Everlasting Yea' From Lynn Nottage And Tony Gerber

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Jovan Adepo and Juliana Canfield will star as abolitionist couple William and Ellen Craft in the upcoming film Everlasting Yea!. Everlasting Yea! will follow the love story of the Crafts and their rise to international fame in the abolitionist movement after escaping their enslavement in Georgia.  The Crafts are famous for the way that they escaped their enslavement. Ellen disguised herself as a white Southern gentleman, and William played the role of her obedient slave. The film is set in the North before the Civil War and will follow the couple as the fall in love, escape slavery, and handle the fame that comes along with becoming an international news story and celebrities of the abolitionist movement. Lynn Nottage has commented on the project stating, “Our film centers the complex reality of free Blacks in the antebellum North, posing the question, what is freedom, and what price must one pay in order to maintain it?” Lynn Nottage and Tony Gerber co-wrote and will also co-direct th

Trailer for 1950s Set Murder Mystery See How They Run Starring David Oyelowo and Pippa Bennett-Warner

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I love a good murder mystery and this trailer fits the bill for me. So many actors that I enjoy watching are in it too. Watch it down below.  Summary: In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theater underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.  Cast: Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson, Harris Dickinson, Shirley Henderson, Sian Clifford, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Reece Shearsmith, Charlie Cooper

From History to Page and Screen: Talking about 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham' for 30+ Minutes (VIDEO)

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  A video about the 2013 adaptation of Christopher Paul Curtis’ 1995 novel The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1963 and the history changing events surrounding the story. Sources American History TV C-Span Colored Conventions Project Documenting the American South (DocSouth) Democracy Now! Hallmark Channel Jet Magazine JFK Library Library of Congress PBS The Library Company of Philadelphia The Martin Luther King, Jr.Research and Education Institute Wikimedia (Uploader: N-gio)

The Official Trailer for Mr. Malcolm's List is Here!!

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At long last! We finally have a trailer for the long awaited feature length film, Mr. Malcolm's List.   Summary: When she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride, Julia Thistlewaite (Zawe Ashton) is jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù). Feeling humiliated and determined to exact revenge, she convinces her friend Selina Dalton (Freida Pinto) to play the role of his ideal match. Soon, Mr. Malcolm wonders whether he’s found the perfect woman...or the perfect hoax. This film is based on Suzanne Allain's 2009 novel of the same name. What makes this trailer so exciting is this film and its history with period film lovers. Starting with The Black List podcast script reading of Allain's highly rated script. After filmmaker Emma Holly Jones heard this reading she pursued the rights and brought on producers Laura Rister and Laura Lewis to begin the film adaptation. A short film was made as a teaser for the feature length film and