December 7, 2016 #30 1.Stranger Inside(Starring Yolanda Ross, Davenia McFadden)
Released in 2001 A striking story of a young woman seeking her mother in the depths of the prison system. Treasure Lee (Yolanda Ross) is a tough juvenile offender who has never known her mother. When she learns that her mother, known as Brownie (Davenia McFadden), is in a nearby prison for life, Treasure attacks a fellow inmate to get transferred there. Once she arrives, she and her mother soon bond, and Brownie puts Treasure to work dealing drugs as part of her team. As Treasure gets in deeper, she discovers that her mother isn’t everything she pretends to be. 2. Yelling to the Sky(Starring Zoe Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe, Jason Clarke, Tim Blake Nelson, Antonique Smith, Sonequa Martin, Shareeka Epps, Marc John Jefferies, Black Thought, E.J. Bonilla)
Released in 2012 Sweetness O’Hara is the 17-year-old daughter of a troubled and ethnically diverse couple; her father, who is white, is caring but suffers from violent mood swings, while her African-American mother struggles with severe emotional issues and eventually abandons the household. While Sweetness is pretty and bright, she attends a school dominated by youth gangs, and she’s often the target of a band of streetwise girls led by Latonya, who resent her for her light skin. While her school counselor believes she can make something of herself, Sweetness is more interested in immediate survival than her long-term future, and she allies herself with Roland, who lures her into the world of drug dealing.
November 9, 2016 #29 1. Love is Blind(Starring Sarah ‘Pinky’ Mirabelli, Felix ‘Cheefe’ Stevenson, and Jason ‘MUGSY’ Smith)
Released in 2013 An urban love story about a strip club owner Smith and his girlfriend an exotic dancer and the struggles of a relationship in the entertainment biz. This shocking and twisted roller coaster ride will have you glued to your seat as this story of love, loyalty and deception unfolds.
2. Havoc(Starring Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips, Freddy Rodriguez)
Released in 2005 Fed up with the harmless antics of their suburban friends, high school students Allison and Emily set off to find some real gangsters on the mean streets of Los Angeles. After meeting inner-city thug Hector, the girls begin spending their time with an entirely different sort of crowd. But, as Allison and Emily venture deeper into the criminal world, Hector’s violent lifestyle and dangerous connections threaten to consume them.
October 26, 2016 #28 1.Jamesy Boy(Starring Spencer Lofranco, Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames, James Woods, Michael Trotter)
Released in 2014 The true story of James Burns who, as a teenager goes from the suburban street gangs of Denver to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. In this unlikely setting, will James emerge with hope and a brighter future? 2.Blue Caprice(Starring Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond, Time Blake Nelson, Joey Lauren Adams)
Released in 2013 An abandoned boy is lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by the real life events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks.
Inspired by true events, it tells a story of fifteen-year-old Layla, who sets up the boy in love with her to be killed. When Troy discards her, Layla is left in ruins. She vows to rebuild herself as a hardened player in order to win him back and Shaun becomes a pawn in her game. Soon the forces she has set in motion are escalating out of control.
2. Adulterers(Starring Mehcad Brooks, Sean Faris, Danielle Savre)
Released in 2015
A husband comes home early on his wedding anniversary and finds his wife in bed with another man. The lovers quickly learn how far a jealous husband will go when uncontrollable passions erupt.
October 12, 2016 #26
1.Where children play(Starring Leon, Macy Gray, Brian J. White, Teyonah Parris)
Released in 2015
A young woman who is estranged from her parents for a decade and after returning home for her mother’s funeral, is forced to stay and care for her sick father.
2.The Sin Seer(Starring Isaiah Washington, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield)
Released in 2015
Rose Ricard has an unusual gift; she can see into people’s souls. She uses her gift to bring closure to unsolved cases, but her most recent task opens the doors to her own past.
September 28, 2016 #25
1.Odd Girl Out(Starring Alexa Vega, Lisa Vidal, Leah Pipes)
Released in 2005
Vanessa was one of the most popular girl in school. Stacey is the queen bee of the school. When they both like the same guy Stacey and the rest of the school start to bully Vanessa. Will Vanessa fight back? Or Will she let then continue to bully her?
2. Eve’s Bayou(Starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Meagan Good, Debbi Morgan)
Released in 1997
Over the course of a long, hot Louisiana summer, a 10-year-old black girl, Eve Batiste, discovers that her family’s affluent existence is merely a facade. The philandering of her suave doctor father, Louis, creates a rift, throwing Eve’s mother, Roz, and teenage sister, Cisely, into emotional turmoil. Eve, though, manages to find some solace with her quirky psychic aunt, Mozelle.
A teen must adjust to life in Philadelphia when her mother becomes the city’s new assistant district attorney.
2.Lila & Eve(Starring Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez)
Released in 2015
After the senseless murder of her son, a grief-stricken mother joins forces with another woman for vigilante justice.
September 14, 2016 #23
1. My Girl(Starring Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Griffin Dunne)
Released in 1991
Tomboy Vada Sultenfuss has good reason to be morbid: her mother died giving birth to her, and her father operates a funeral service out of their home. The other kids think she’s a freak, and it certainly doesn’t help that her best friend, Thomas J. Sennett, is a boy. To make matters worse, Vada is desperately in love with her English teacher, Mr. Bixler. What’s an 11-year-old girl to do?
2. The Last Letter(Starring Omari Hardwick, Sharon Leal, Gary Dourdan, Rosci Diaz, Tatyana Ali, Lynn Whitfield)
Released in 2013
This twisted, psychological thriller as newlyweds Catherine and Michael. The couple’s marriage is threatened by Michael’s disapproving mother and Catherine’s own terrifying secret.