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Black Films Expected To Open Theatrically During The Second 6 Months Of The Year

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 26, 2013 at 1:47PM

Black Films Expected To Open Theatrically During The Second 6 Months Of The Year
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Photo Credit: Robert Blake
Photo Credit: Robert Blake

So we're just about half way through the year, with July looming, and a second 6 months of new film releases coming. With that, I thought we'd take a quick look at what's left, in terms of "black cinema" - feature films that we're certain will be released theatrically in the USA, between July and December 2013. Or, at least, those that we know have distribution, and should be in USA theaters before the year ends. 

If I've left any out that meet that criteria (have distribution, have a set theatrical release date, and/or should be out between July and December), feel free to add in the comments section. Although I think we got the majority.

Here's the list (dates are included where available):

JULY

 
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain 7/3
Fruitvale Station 7/12

Big Words 7/19

AUGUST

The Butler 8/16

Savannah 8/23

SEPTEMBER

Mother Of George 9/13

Newlyweeds 9/18
Blue Caprice 9/20

Baggage Claim 9/27

NOVEMBER

Best Man Holiday 11/15

Black Nativity 11/27

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom 11/27

DECEMBER

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas 12/13

Twelve Years a Slave 12/27

Those are the films that have definite release dates set.

The list below are films that do NOT have release dates scheduled yet, but have USA distribution:

Things Never Said

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister And Pete

The list below are films that do NOT have set release dates, nor do they have a USA theatrical distributor that we know of, but they have enough of the right kind of industry support, clout, accolades, etc, that they should debut some time before the year ends. They're all already traveling the film festival circuit, winning acclaim along the way. I know a few of them will air on PBS, or some other premium cable TV channel. Others are touring the country via special screenings. But once we have definite release info, you will too:


Anita
Grisgris
American Promise
God Loves Uganda
The New Black
The Stuart Hall Project

And finally, there are ESPN's Nine For IX documentaries (on Venus Williams, Sheryl Swoopes notably), which may see theatrical releases, although I don't have any confirmation of that. 

This article is related to: Coming Soon


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