BUZZWORTHY FILMS OF 2011
To celebrate our re-launch, we’ve compiled a short list of buzzworthy films debuting in 2011. Black Actors (and moviegoers) have something to be happy about this year.
I WILL FOLLOW (Currently in theaters)
The independent little film that could. Written and Directed by Ava DuVernay. Starring Omari Hardwick and Sali Richardson-Whitfield. Opens in Washington, D.C. April 15th.
MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY (In theaters April 22nd)
Lionsgate brings us another hilarious Tyler Perry production. Hits theaters nationwide this Friday.
YELLING TO THE SKY
After making a splash at the film festivals, we’re dying to see this. Gabrielle Sidibe and Zoë Kravitz team up for this drama-packed high school flick. Releasing date late 2011.
JUMPING THE BROOM (In Theaters May 6th)
Loretta Devine and Angela Bassett reunite in this TD Jakes film about social class and abstinence.
WINNIE (The Winnie Mandela Story)
Jennifer Hudson gears up for an epic role of the Winnie Mandela, the wife of South African ex-president Nelson Mandela. Jennifer delivers an emotional performance. Winnie is due in theaters later this year.
The film behind the real-life love connection of Halle Berry and Oliver Martinez. No trailer has been released yet, but we’re already anticipating an electrifying performance from Ms. Berry.
DESERT FLOWER (Currently in select theaters)
This film focuses on supermodel Waris Dirie and her struggles growing up in Somolia. There is a heavy focus on female genitalia mutilation. A problem that still goes on today.
Dirie is played by fellow African supermodel Liya Kebede.