a guide to current and upcoming film releases in cinemas
featuring talent from the African diaspora in front of and behind the camera

a project of Nate Parker & Michael Dequina
established 2012
last update: May 26, 2023
in loving memory of John Singleton


The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid

  • Cast: Halle Bailey, Daveed Diggs, Melissa McCarthy
  • Director: Rob Marshall
  • opened May 26

    A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • Fast X Fast X

  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Momoa, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Tyrese Gibson
  • Director: Louis Leterrier
  • opened May 19

    Dominic Toretto and his family are targeted by the vengeful son of drug kingpin Hernan Reyes.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • JUNE 2

    Shooting Stars Shooting Stars

  • Cast: Marquis "Mookie" Cook, Caleb McLaughlin, Sterling "Scoot" Henderson, Khalil Everage, Avery Wills Jr., Wood Harris
  • Director: Chris Robinson
  • Producers: LeBron James, Maverick Carter

    The true story of the brotherhood between LeBron James and his high school basketball teammates.

    Shooting Stars @ The Movie Report | Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

  • Cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Issa Rae, Oscar Isaac, Brian Tyree Henry
  • Directors: Kemp Powers, Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson

    Miles Morales is transported across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • JUNE 9

    The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster

  • Cast: Laya DeLeon Hayes, Chad Coleman, Denzel Whitaker
  • Director: Bomani J. Story

    A teenage girl embarks on a desperate and dangerous quest to cure death.

    Trailer | IMDb

  • Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

  • Cast: Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback
  • Director: Steven Caple Jr.

    Optimus Prime and the Autobots engage in a war to protect Earth from the imminent arrival of the world-devouring Unicron.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • JUNE 14 - 18

    ABFF poster American Black Film Festival

    The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is a five-day retreat and premiere destination film market that will feature many of Hollywood's heavyweights and industry insiders. Founded in 1997, the mission of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is to strengthen the Black filmmaking community through resource sharing, education, artistic collaboration and career development.

    Official Site

    JUNE 16

    The Blackening The Blackening

  • Cast: Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Walls, Jay Pharoah, Yvonne Orji
  • Director: Tim Story

    Seven Black friends who go away for the weekend only to find themselves trapped in a cabin with a killer who has a vendetta.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • Elemental Elemental

  • Cast: Mamoudou Athie, Leah Lewis
  • Director: Peter Sohn

    In a city where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together, a young fire female and a young water male's lives intertwine.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • JULY 28

    Haunted Mansion Haunted Mansion

  • Cast: LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Director: Justin Simien

    A single mother hires a tour guide, a psychic, a priest, and a historian to help exorcise her newly bought mansion after discovering it is inhabited by ghosts.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • AUGUST 18

    Strays Strays

  • Cast: Jamie Foxx, Will Ferrell, Isla Fisher, Randall Park, Will Forte
  • Director: Josh Greenbaum

    An abandoned dog teams up with other strays to get revenge on his former owner.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb


    The Equalizer 3 The Equalizer 3

  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning
  • Director: Antoine Fuqua

    Now settled down in Italy, Robert McCall soon finds himself at odds with the mafia.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb


    The Creator The Creator

  • Cast: John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Allison Janney
  • Director: Gareth Edwards

    In the future, humans are in a war against artificial intelligence.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • NOVEMBER 1 - 5

    Urbanworld Film Festival poster Urbanworld Film Festival

    The Urbanworld Film Festival is the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind. The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, and short films, as well as panel discussions, live staged screenplay readings, and the Urbanworld Digital track focused on digital and social media. Urbanworld has also provided a platform for some of today's leading brands seeking to reach key influencers across the industry and within the consumer marketplace.

    Official Site


    Dune Part Two Dune: Part Two

  • Cast: Zendaya, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Timothée Chalamet
  • Director: Denis Villeneuve

    The continuation of the story of a young man who becomes the messiah for dwellers of a desert planet that has giant worms that protect a commodity called Spice.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb


    The Color Purple The Color Purple

  • Cast: Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, H.E.R., Ciara, Louis Gossett Jr.
  • Director: Blitz Bazawule

    An African-American woman living in the South during the early 1900s struggles to find happiness and personal fulfillment.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • FEBRUARY 6 - 19, 2024

    PAFF poster Pan African Film and Arts Festival

    The Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF), is America's largest and most prestigious Black film and arts festival, showcasing the largest number of national and international films from international filmmakers. The goal of PAFF is to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images, help to destroy negative stereotypes and depict an expanded vision of the Black experience. PAFF believes film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time, serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.

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