Charles Black

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Jude Law  •  Alison Eastwood

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Jude Law  •  Alison Eastwood

The Patriot (2000)

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After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Heath Ledger  •  Joely Richardson  •  Jason Isaacs

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Heath Ledger  •  Joely Richardson  •  Jason Isaacs

Promised Land (1988)

Three recent high school grads - star athlete Hancock, his cheerleader girlfriend, Mary, and the awkward Senator - aim to leave their small town behind and realize big dreams, but their idealistic plans collide with life's harsh realities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Tracy Pollan  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Meg Ryan

Three recent high school grads - star athlete Hancock, his cheerleader girlfriend, Mary, and the awkward Senator - aim to leave their small town behind and realize big dreams, but their idealistic plans collide with life's harsh realities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Tracy Pollan  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Meg Ryan

The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Dash
CAST:  Angela Bassett  •  Peter Francis James  •  Tonea Stewart  •  Von Coulter

The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Dash
CAST:  Angela Bassett  •  Peter Francis James  •  Tonea Stewart  •  Von Coulter

Selma (2014)

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"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Carmen Ejogo  •  André Holland

"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Carmen Ejogo  •  André Holland

Need for Speed (2014)

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The film revolves around a local street-racer who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate, only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After he gets out, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But when the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Waugh
CAST:  Aaron Paul  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Imogen Poots  •  Rami Malek

The film revolves around a local street-racer who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate, only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After he gets out, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But when the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Waugh
CAST:  Aaron Paul  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Imogen Poots  •  Rami Malek

96 Minutes (2011)

The story of 4 lives slammed together in a shocking moment. Intercutting between a carjacking and the separate stories of the 4 kids, we watch as they hurtle toward a life-changing end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aimee Lagos
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Christian Serratos  •  David Oyelowo  •  Evan Ross

The story of 4 lives slammed together in a shocking moment. Intercutting between a carjacking and the separate stories of the 4 kids, we watch as they hurtle toward a life-changing end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aimee Lagos
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Christian Serratos  •  David Oyelowo  •  Evan Ross

The Runaway (2000)

At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the town's new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Dean Cain  •  Debbi Morgan  •  Pat Hingle  •  Kathryn Erbe

At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the town's new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Dean Cain  •  Debbi Morgan  •  Pat Hingle  •  Kathryn Erbe

The Derby Stallion (2005)

An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Clyde
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Bill Cobbs  •  William R. Moses  •  Crystal Hunt

An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Clyde
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Bill Cobbs  •  William R. Moses  •  Crystal Hunt

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

To survive harsh economic times, Calvin and Angie have merged the barbershop and beauty salon into one business. The days of male bonding are gone as Eddie and the crew must now contend with sassy female co-workers and spirited clientele. As the battle of the sexes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Common  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Nicki Minaj

To survive harsh economic times, Calvin and Angie have merged the barbershop and beauty salon into one business. The days of male bonding are gone as Eddie and the crew must now contend with sassy female co-workers and spirited clientele. As the battle of the sexes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Common  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Nicki Minaj

Dear Willie (2011)

This is a story about a unique bond between a young man with creative aspirations and his neighbor, an abstract impressionist painter facing the sunset of her life. The fresh bloom of friendship that the new neighbor offers impacts the relative calm of their world. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elmer Bowman
CAST:  Charles Black  •  Deborah Duke

This is a story about a unique bond between a young man with creative aspirations and his neighbor, an abstract impressionist painter facing the sunset of her life. The fresh bloom of friendship that the new neighbor offers impacts the relative calm of their world. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elmer Bowman
CAST:  Charles Black  •  Deborah Duke

The Nth Ward (2017)

An engineer with the US Army Corps is sent to New Orleans after the hurricane the assess the damage. Bizarre happenings and disappearances lead her down a path of political deceit and voodoo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Camille Brown
CAST:  Juliette Bennett  •  James Harvey Ward  •  Charles Black  •  Glenn Magee

An engineer with the US Army Corps is sent to New Orleans after the hurricane the assess the damage. Bizarre happenings and disappearances lead her down a path of political deceit and voodoo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Camille Brown
CAST:  Juliette Bennett  •  James Harvey Ward  •  Charles Black  •  Glenn Magee

The Best of Enemies (2019)

Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Bissell
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Anne Heche  •  Wes Bentley

Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Bissell
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Anne Heche  •  Wes Bentley

The Devil to Pay (2020)

After the disappearance of her husband, a struggling farmer in an isolated Appalachian community fights to save her son when the cold-hearted matriarch of the oldest family on the mountain demands payment of a debt that could destroy a decades-old truce.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruckus Skye  •  Lane Skye
CAST:  Danielle Deadwyler  •  Catherine Dyer  •  Jayson Warner Smith  •  Parisa Johnston

After the disappearance of her husband, a struggling farmer in an isolated Appalachian community fights to save her son when the cold-hearted matriarch of the oldest family on the mountain demands payment of a debt that could destroy a decades-old truce.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruckus Skye  •  Lane Skye
CAST:  Danielle Deadwyler  •  Catherine Dyer  •  Jayson Warner Smith  •  Parisa Johnston

War Camp (1988)

A band of mercenaries is sent to Vietnam to rescue an American airman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jett C. Espiritu
CAST:  Rey Malonzo  •  Bill Baldridge  •  Charles Black  •  Urs Hardegger

A band of mercenaries is sent to Vietnam to rescue an American airman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jett C. Espiritu
CAST:  Rey Malonzo  •  Bill Baldridge  •  Charles Black  •  Urs Hardegger

The Walk (2005)

Sydney's life is in tatters after a series of painful relationships and she is frustrated with the world. Thanks to a caring youth minister, she is able to reconnect to her faith in God and begins a journey of self-discovery that will restore her faith in humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Forbes
CAST:  Eva Marcille  •  Teck Holmes  •  Regina Belle  •  Charles Black

Sydney's life is in tatters after a series of painful relationships and she is frustrated with the world. Thanks to a caring youth minister, she is able to reconnect to her faith in God and begins a journey of self-discovery that will restore her faith in humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Forbes
CAST:  Eva Marcille  •  Teck Holmes  •  Regina Belle  •  Charles Black