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Black Nativity (2013)

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Writer(s): Kasi Lemmons, Langston Hughes (play)

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige, Nas, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Luke James, Grace Gibson, Rotimi, J. Mallory McCree, Henry Hunter Hall, Michael Dale, Doug Willen, Jennifer Sorika Wolf, Jason Samuels Smith, C. Kelly Wright, Braille Diaz, Roz Beauty, Tia Blake, Richard Crandle, Mamie Duncan-Gibbs, Bernita Ewing, Dwayne Grayman, Bruce Hawkins, Jared Joseph, NeiCe Knight-Preuitt, Brandi Chavonne Massey, Nat Morris, Ashdyn Unique Neal, Contrella Patrick-Henry, Gavyn Pickens, Lexi Rhoades, Michelle Robinson, Gayle Samuels, Eddie B. Sands Jr., Levensky Smith, Judine Somerville, Milton David Vann, Anita Welch, Alyson Williams, Collin Heyward, Marija Juliette Abney, Abdur-Rahim Jackson, Nijawoon K. Matthews, Coral Dolphin, Karine Plantadit, Ayo Jackson, Ryan Rankine, Pedro Morillo Jr., Steven Rosa, Virgil Gadson, Prashant Lamar Murthy, William Powell, Alphaeus Bennett, Hubert Powell III, William Horberg, Abdel Salaam, Farai Malianga, Frank Malloy IV, Antoine Drye, Tommy Bayiokos, Alexander Blaise, José Báez, Kevin Cannon, Natalie Carter, Rebekah Cohen, Marcia M Francis, Samantha Gelnaw, Darryl Reuben Hall, Johnathan Hallgrey, Efraiem Hanna, Amyrh Harris, Landon Ifill, Jazmin Kamali, Dennis Lauricella, Ebony J Lewis, Doris McCarthy, Michael McFadden, Jevon McFerrin, Chris Nuñez, M. Xavier O’Connor, Austin Purnell, Darnell Rose, Paugh Shadow, Nadine P. Simmons, Mihran Slougian, Iris Taylor, Uzimann, Joseph Monroe Webb, Volieda Webb, Darren Whitfield, Dolores Winn

Synopsis: In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play, the holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY follows Langston, a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs. Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima. Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.

Release Date: November 27, 2013 (USA) | Length: 93 min | Genre: Drama, Family, Music | MPAA Rating: Rated PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.

 

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