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.
October 19,2016 #27
Omari Hardwick, Sharon Leal, Gary Dourdan, Rosci Diaz, Tatyana Ali, Lynn Whitfield)