Black Nativity

Black Nativity

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson

     
 

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Director Kasi Lemmons updates Langston Hughes' acclaimed play for the screen in this inspirational musical drama with a positive spiritual message. Langston (Jacob Latimore) is a street-smart Baltimore teen who lives with his single mother Naima (Jennifer Hudson). It's

Overview

Director Kasi Lemmons updates Langston Hughes' acclaimed play for the screen in this inspirational musical drama with a positive spiritual message. Langston (Jacob Latimore) is a street-smart Baltimore teen who lives with his single mother Naima (Jennifer Hudson). It's Christmas, and this year Jordan is traveling to New York City for a stay with his distant relatives Reverend Cornell (Forest Whitaker) and Aretha Cobbs (Angela Bassett). When Reverent Cornell's strict rules prove too oppressive for the rebellious teen to handle, however, Jordan decides he'd rather spend the holidays with his mother, and embarks on an eye-opening journey that teaches him the true importance of faith and family.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2014
UPC:
0024543886952
Original Release:
2013
Rating:
PG
Source:
Fox Searchlight
Region Code:
1A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
63,141

Special Features

Closed Caption; Blu-Ray Includes: ; Deleted scenes; Featurettes: ; First look; The music behind the film: "he loves me still"; The music behind the film: with Raphael Saadiq; The cast of black nativity; Introducing Jacob Latimore; An inspiring playwright: Langston Hughes; Inside production in Harlem; Be grateful; Feel good; Photoshoot b-roll

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Forest Whitaker Reverend Cornell Cobbs
Angela Bassett Aretha Cobbs
Tyrese Gibson Loot/Tyson
Jacob Latimore Langston
Mary J. Blige Angel
Nasir Jones Street Prophet (Isaiah)
Jennifer Hudson Naima
Luke James Jo-Jo
Grace Gibson Maria/Mary
Vondie Curtis-Hall Pawnbroker
Rotimi Officer Butch McDaniels
Jamal Mallory-McCree Kyle
H. Hunter Hall Snoopy
Michael Dale Innkeeper
Doug Willen Chic Man
Sorika Horng Chic Man's Mistress
Jason Samuels Smith Hotel Security Guard
C. Kelly Wright Desperate Pawnshop Woman
Braille Diaz Boy Thief

Technical Credits
Kasi Lemmons Director,Screenwriter
Steven Baker Musical Direction/Supervision
Adam Escott Asst. Director
Joy Goodwin Executive Producer
Michael Harry Hartney Special Effects
William Horberg Producer
Douglas Huszti Art Director
T.D. Jakes Executive Producer
Laura Karpman Score Composer
T.K. Knowles Associate Producer
Anastas Michos Cinematographer
Galt Niederhoffer Producer
John O'Grady Associate Producer
Celine Rattray Producer
Chuck Ryant Associate Producer
Raphael Saadiq Score Composer
William Sarokin Sound Mixer
Gerard Sava Camera Operator
Terilyn A. Shropshire Editor
Trudie Styler Executive Producer
Bergen Swanson Co-producer
Derrick Williams Executive Producer
Kristi Zea Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Black Nativity
1. Scene 1 [1:29]
2. Scene 2 [1:35]
3. Scene 3 [3:06]
4. Scene 4 [3:53]
5. Scene 5 [1:35]
6. Scene 6 [2:54]
7. Scene 7 [2:27]
8. Scene 8 [4:33]
9. Scene 9 [2:19]
10. Scene 10 [1:44]
11. Scene 11 [1:52]
12. Scene 12 [2:11]
13. Scene 13 [3:52]
14. Scene 14 [1:55]
15. Scene 15 [3:19]
16. Scene 16 [3:17]
17. Scene 17 [3:03]
18. Scene 18 [1:54]
19. Scene 19 [3:04]
20. Scene 20 [2:19]
21. Scene 21 [1:50]
22. Scene 22 [3:08]
23. Scene 23 [3:53]
24. Scene 24 [1:30]
25. Scene 25 [2:58]
26. Scene 26 [3:27]
27. Scene 27 [1:46]
28. Scene 28 [4:41]
29. Scene 29 [1:40]
30. Scene 30 [5:43]
31. Scene 31 [4:22]
32. Scene 32 [5:14]

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