CodeBlack Films will be making a splash at this year's American Black Film Festival, which starts today, June 19, and ends on Sunday, June 23.
The Jeff Clanagan-run Codeblack (a Lionsgate company) will screen 3 films at the festival - 1 of them making its world premiere: Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, which is the festival's closing night film on June 22.
Codeblack did very well with Hart's last concert movie, Laugh At My Pain, in (2011); Let Me Explain is scheduled to debut commercially in theaters on July 3, 2013, after its ABFF premiere.
The other 2 films the company will screen at the festival this week include:
- George Tillman Jr.'s The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, the festival's opening night film, which stars Jennifer Hudson, Skylan Brooks, Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, in a drama that sees Jennifer Hudson as a drug addict mother whose arrest forces her son and his best friend to fend for themselves.
The script was penned by Michael Starrbury, and by co-produced by Alicia Keys.
Read our review of the film HERE.
- Charles Murray's feature debut, Things Never Said, which stars Shanola Hampton, Omari Hardwick, Elimu Nelson, Tamala Jones, Dorian Missick and Michael Beach.
In the micro-budgeted drama/romance, a young woman struggles to realize her self-worth, purpose and potential via spoken-word poetry.
Things Never Said is produced by Omar Albertto and Brian Lewis.
Read our review of it HERE.
See the poster art below for screening details for each film this week at ABFF: