Black & Blue (2019)

Black & Blue (2019)

Director: Nate Parker Writer(s): Jim McGrath, Nate Parker Starring: Shondrella Avery, Macy Gray Synopsis: Ralph Waddy was the first African American detective promoted without having obtained the rank of Sergeant. Waddy applied street justice at the private request of...
48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees were announced for the 48th NAACP Image Awards are in. Winners will be announced on February 11, 2017 at a ceremony airing live on TV One. Anthony Anderson will return as host. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Beyoncé Knowles Viola Davis Regina King Dwayne “The Rock”...
The Birth of a Nation (2016)

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

Director: Nate Parker Writer(s): Nate Parker (screenplay, story), Jean McGianni Celestin (story) Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther...
Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner (2016)

Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner (2016)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Unknown Starring: Roger Guenveur Smith Synopsis: Hosted by Roger Guenveur Smith (who also appears in “The Birth of a Nation”), the documentary features interviews with descendants of those who helped shaped things during Turner’s time,...
Milwaukee Film Festival (2016)

Milwaukee Film Festival (2016)

from Shadow & Act The Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Black Lens Program Lineup For our readers in Milwaukee… a program of films at the upcoming Milwaukee Film Festival that should interest you – some of them indie films you may not get to see in a theatrical...
Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (2016)

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (2016)

from Shadow & Act The 14th Annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF), presented by Run&Shoot Filmworks, to be held from August 8–13, 2016, will feature a slate of high-caliber films from emergent filmmakers, panels, conversations and...
Nate Parker to Receive Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Award

Nate Parker to Receive Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Award

Shadow & Act | Tambay Obenson Sundance Institute today announced it will present its Vanguard Award to filmmaker and actor Nate Parker at Night Before Next, a summer celebration benefiting the Institute and its artists on the eve of Sundance Next Fest at the...
The Birth of a Nation Lands Awards Season Release

The Birth of a Nation Lands Awards Season Release

Gordon Cox | Variety “The Birth of a Nation,” the Nate Parker film that was a buzz-magnet sensation at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, has been positioned for an awards-season release this fall from Fox Searchlight. Written, directed by and starring...
Nate Parker shares his honest opinion on diversity in Hollywood

Nate Parker shares his honest opinion on diversity in Hollywood

Brennan Williams | Huffington Post Black Voices Despite landing a role alongside the likes of Denzel Washington in “The Great Debaters” or his phenomenal performance in “The Secret Life of Bees,” Nate Parker says the availability of quality...
Every Secret Thing (2014)

Every Secret Thing (2014)

Director: Amy Berg Writer(s): Nicole Holofcener (screenplay), Laura Lippman (novel) Starring: Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald, Nate Parker, Common, Colin Donnell, Amy Tribbey, Bill Sage, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jaden Michael, Sebastian...
Eden (2014)

Eden (2014)

Director: Shyam Madiraju Writer(s): Mark Mavrothalasitis (screenplay, writer), Nate Parker (story) Starring: Jessica Lowndes, Eugene Simon, James Remar, Sung Kang, Diego Boneta, Ethan Peck, Nate Parker, Leonel Claude Synopsis: When a US soccer team gets stranded on a...
Beyond the Lights (2014)

Beyond the Lights (2014)

 Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood Writer(s): Gina Prince-Bythewood Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Machine Gun Kelly, Danny Glover, Darryl Stephens, Elaine Tan, Isaac Keys, Tyler Christopher, Benito Martinez, Aisha Hinds, India Jean-Jacques,...
#AmeriCan (2014)

#AmeriCan (2014)

Director: Nate Parker Writer(s): James Lopez (story), Nate Parker Starring: Joseph Millson, Jance Enslin, Sarah-Jane Potts, Michael Leone, Shyheim Parker, Q’Shaun Haywood, Daniel Acevedo, Six Reasons, K. Boy, Preston Douglass Synopsis: #AmeriCAN is a short film...
About Alex (2014)

About Alex (2014)

Director: Jesse Zwick Writer(s): Jesse Zwick Starring: Nate Parker, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace, Max Greenfield, Aubrey Plaza, Max Minghella, Jane Levy, Adam Saunders, Rey Lucas, Devon Synopsis: When a group of old college friends reunite over a long weekend after one...
Non-Stop (2014)

Non-Stop (2014)

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Writer(s): John W. Richardson (screenplay & story), Christopher Roach (screenplay & story), Ryan Engle (screenplay) Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Corey Stoll, Lupita Nyong’o,...
They Die by Dawn (2013)

They Die by Dawn (2013)

 Director: Jeymes Samuel Writer(s): Jeymes Samuel Starring: Rosario Dawson, Kelly Hu, Jesse Williams, Giancarlo Esposito, Michael Kenneth Williams, Shanola Hampton, Isaiah Washington, Nate Parker, Harry Lennix, Bokeem Woodbine, Felicia Pearson, Clifton Powell, Denzel...
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)

Director: David Lowery Writer(s): David Lowery Starring: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Nate Parker, Keith Carradine, Kennadie Smith, Jacklynn Smith, Robert Longstreet, Charles Baker, Augustine Frizzell, Kentucker Audley, David Zellner, Turner Ross, Rami...
Lu (2013)

Lu (2013)

Director: Korstiaan Vandiver Writer(s): Lu Lobello, Luigino Lobello, Richard Shehane, Korstiaan Vandiver Starring: Nate Parker, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Omari Hardwick, Saye Yabandeh Synopsis: Based on true events, Lu is a Marine diagnosed with PTSD who sets out years...
Arbitrage (2012)

Arbitrage (2012)

Director: Nicholas Jarecki Writer(s): Nicholas Jarecki Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta, Nate Parker, Stuart Margolin, Chris Eigeman, Graydon Carter, Bruce Altman, Larry Pine, Curtiss Cook, Reg E. Cathey, Felix Solis,...
Red Hook Summer (2012)

Red Hook Summer (2012)

Director: Spike Lee Writer(s): Spike Lee, James McBride Starring: Limary Agosto, Sumayya Ali, Turron Kofi Alleyne, De’Adre Aziza, Jonathan Batiste, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Daniel Breaker, Jules Brown, Charles Anthony Bryant, Janinah Burnett, Thomas Jefferson Byrd,...
Red Tails (2012)

Red Tails (2012)

Director: Anthony Hemingway Writer(s): John Ridley (story and screenplay), Aaron McGruder (screenplay), John B. Holway (book) Starring: Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Mack Wilds, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Marcus T. Paulk, Leslie...
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)

Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)

Director: Jeb Stuart Writer(s): Jeb Stuart, Tim Tyson (book) Starring: Michael Rooker, Ricky Schroder, Natalie Alyn Lind, Emily Alyn Lind, Lee Norris, Nate Parker, Gattlin Griffith, Milauna Jackson, Lela Rochon, Omar Benson Miller, Susan Walters, Darrin Dewitt Henson,...
Tunnel Rats (2008)

Tunnel Rats (2008)

Director: Uwe Boll Writer(s): Daniel Clarke (story), Uwe Boll Starring: Michael Paré, Wilson Bethel, Mitch Eakins, Erik Eidem, Brandon Fobbs, Jane Le, Scott Ly, Rocky Marquette, Garikayi Mutambirwa, Nate Parker, Brad Schmidt, Jeffrey Christopher Todd, John Wynn,...
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

 Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood Writer(s): Gina Prince-Bythewood (screenplay), Sue Monk Kidd (novel) Starring: Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Paul Bettany, Hilarie Burton, Tristan Mack Wilds, Nate Parker, Shondrella...
Felon (2008)

Felon (2008)

Director: Ric Roman Waugh Writer(s): Ric Roman Waugh Starring: Stephen Dorff, Marisol Nichols, Vincent Miller, Anne Archer, Larnell Stovall, Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Johnny Lewis, Harold Perrineau, Shawn Prince, Chris Browning, Nick Chinlund, Greg Serano, Jake Walker,...
The Great Debaters (2007)

The Great Debaters (2007)

Director: Denzel Washington Writer(s): Robert Eisele (screenplay, story), Jeffrey Porro (story), Tony Scherman (American Legacy article that inspired the film) Starring: Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Forest...
Pride (2007)

Pride (2007)

Director: Sunu Gonera Writer(s): Kevin Michael Smith and Michael Gozzard (screenplay & story), J. Mills Goodloe, Norman Vance, Jr. (screenplay) Starring: Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kimberly Elise, Tom Arnold, Brandon Fobbs, Regine Nehy, Nate Parker, Kevin...
Rome & Jewel (2006)

Rome & Jewel (2006)

Director: Charles T. Kanganis Writer(s): Charles T. Kanganis Starring: Nate Parker, Lindsey Haun, Allen Maldonado, Elijah Kelley, John Rubinstein, Cleavant Derricks, Greg Siff, Stephanie Dyann, Russell Howard, Cole Griffin, Ted Lyde, Alison Coster, Joe Palese, Les...
Dirty (2005)

Dirty (2005)

Director: Chris Fisher Writer(s): Chris Fisher, Gil Reavill, Eric Saks Starring: Frank Alvarez, Clifton Collins Jr., Brittany Daniel, Keith David, Roberto ‘Lil Rob’ Flores, Aimee Garcia, Cesar Garcia, Nicholas Gonzalez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kevin Grevioux, Wood Harris,...
Cruel World (2005)

Cruel World (2005)

Director: Kelsey T. Howard Writer(s): Eugene Hess, Paul Lawrence, Paul T. Murray Starring: Edward Furlong, Daniel Franzese, Andrew Keegan, Susan Ward, Sanoe Lake, Laura Ramsey, Aimee Garcia, Joel Michaely, Nate Parker, Nicole Bilderback, Brian Geraghty, Jaime Pressly,...