Jeris Poindexter

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

InspiringIntenseUpliftingThought provoking

Akeelah is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee, her principal Mr. Welch, and the proud ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Atchison
CAST:  Keke Palmer  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Angela Bassett  •  Curtis Armstrong

Akeelah is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee, her principal Mr. Welch, and the proud ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Atchison
CAST:  Keke Palmer  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Angela Bassett  •  Curtis Armstrong

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman named Daphne Monet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Don Cheadle

In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman named Daphne Monet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Don Cheadle

Nothing in Common (1986)

On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Jackie Gleason  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Héctor Elizondo

On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Jackie Gleason  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Héctor Elizondo

Set It Off (1996)

HeistViolentAction-packedDramatic

Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the women add to the loot, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Queen Latifah  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Kimberly Elise

Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the women add to the loot, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Queen Latifah  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Kimberly Elise

Sunset (1988)

Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  Kathleen Quinlan

Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  Kathleen Quinlan

The Color Purple (1985)

PowerfulInspiringEmotionalBeautiful

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing 'Mister' Albert Johnson, things go from bad to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Margaret Avery  •  Danny Glover  •  Akosua Busia

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing 'Mister' Albert Johnson, things go from bad to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Margaret Avery  •  Danny Glover  •  Akosua Busia

The Doctor (1991)

Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that there is more to being a doctor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randa Haines
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Christine Lahti  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Mandy Patinkin

Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that there is more to being a doctor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randa Haines
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Christine Lahti  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Mandy Patinkin

Land of Plenty (2004)

After living abroad, Lana returns to the United States, and finds that her uncle is a reclusive vagabond with psychic wounds from the Vietnam War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Michelle Williams  •  John Diehl  •  Shaun Toub  •  Burt Young

After living abroad, Lana returns to the United States, and finds that her uncle is a reclusive vagabond with psychic wounds from the Vietnam War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Michelle Williams  •  John Diehl  •  Shaun Toub  •  Burt Young

The Hustle (2008)

Disenchanted pest worker and single dad Freddie Manning unintentionally steals and then loses mob money and now he really is in trouble. So when a run-down Baptist church mistakes him and his best friend Junior for replacement ministers, he grabs at the opportunity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deon Taylor
CAST:  Al Shearer  •  John Witherspoon  •  David Alan Grier  •  Tamala Jones

Disenchanted pest worker and single dad Freddie Manning unintentionally steals and then loses mob money and now he really is in trouble. So when a run-down Baptist church mistakes him and his best friend Junior for replacement ministers, he grabs at the opportunity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deon Taylor
CAST:  Al Shearer  •  John Witherspoon  •  David Alan Grier  •  Tamala Jones

Con Air (1997)

When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon West
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  John Cusack  •  John Malkovich  •  Ving Rhames

When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon West
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  John Cusack  •  John Malkovich  •  Ving Rhames

The Job (2003)

CJ is a sexy, cold-blooded assassin who wants to quit the business. She agrees to carry out one last hit, but for the first time in her career as an assassin, she is unable to finish the job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Golde
CAST:  Daryl Hannah  •  Brad Renfro  •  Dominique Swain  •  Eric Mabius

CJ is a sexy, cold-blooded assassin who wants to quit the business. She agrees to carry out one last hit, but for the first time in her career as an assassin, she is unable to finish the job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Golde
CAST:  Daryl Hannah  •  Brad Renfro  •  Dominique Swain  •  Eric Mabius

Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm, 'The Further'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leigh Whannell
CAST:  Dermot Mulroney  •  Stefanie Scott  •  Lin Shaye  •  Leigh Whannell

A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm, 'The Further'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leigh Whannell
CAST:  Dermot Mulroney  •  Stefanie Scott  •  Lin Shaye  •  Leigh Whannell

Sonny (2013)

This short film tells the story of an amnesic, generous homeless man, Sonny, who squats in a dirty old RV on an empty lot, mostly keeping to himself. When he discovers his RV has been towed, he must get past his fear and pride, and befriend a brash young woman, in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillian Fritzsche
CAST:  Alexander Wright  •  E.R. Womelsduff  •  Thomas F. Evans  •  Michael Ford

This short film tells the story of an amnesic, generous homeless man, Sonny, who squats in a dirty old RV on an empty lot, mostly keeping to himself. When he discovers his RV has been towed, he must get past his fear and pride, and befriend a brash young woman, in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillian Fritzsche
CAST:  Alexander Wright  •  E.R. Womelsduff  •  Thomas F. Evans  •  Michael Ford

Footprints (2011)

An amnesiac young woman (Sybil Temtchine) wakes up, face down on the footprints of Graumans Chinese Theatre, and spends one day, from sunrise to sunset, entirely on Hollywood Boulevard, piecing together her identity through her interaction with a host of disparate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Peros
CAST:  Sybil Temchen  •  H.M. Wynant  •  Pippa Scott  •  John Brickner

An amnesiac young woman (Sybil Temtchine) wakes up, face down on the footprints of Graumans Chinese Theatre, and spends one day, from sunrise to sunset, entirely on Hollywood Boulevard, piecing together her identity through her interaction with a host of disparate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Peros
CAST:  Sybil Temchen  •  H.M. Wynant  •  Pippa Scott  •  John Brickner

The Killing Floor (1984)

During World War I, a poor black Southerner travels north to Chicago to get work in the city's slaughterhouses, where he becomes embroiled in the organized labor movement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Moses Gunn  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Dennis Farina  •  Clarence Felder

During World War I, a poor black Southerner travels north to Chicago to get work in the city's slaughterhouses, where he becomes embroiled in the organized labor movement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Moses Gunn  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Dennis Farina  •  Clarence Felder

Slam Dance (1987)

An artist, framed for the murder of a woman, is drawn into a web of corruption, blackmail and deceit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Tom Hulce  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Don Keith Opper

An artist, framed for the murder of a woman, is drawn into a web of corruption, blackmail and deceit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Tom Hulce  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Don Keith Opper