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: March 25, 2022
in loving memory of John Singleton


The Lost City The Lost City

  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Brad Pitt
  • Directors: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee
  • opened March 25

    A romance novelist is abducted to jungle in a remote island, and her only hope for rescue is her cover model.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • Alice Alice

  • Cast: Keke Palmer, Common, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
  • Director: Krystin Ver Linden
  • opened March 18

    A young enslaved woman in the escapes her secluded plantation only to discover a shocking reality.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • X X

  • Cast: Scott Mescudi, Mia Goth, Brittany Snow, Jenna Ortega
  • Director: Ti West
  • opened March 18

    In 1979, an adult film crew find their production--and lives--threatened by the owners of their rental house.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • The Batman The Batman

  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell
  • Director: Matt Reeves
  • opened March 4

    When a sadistic serial killer begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, The Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • King Richard King Richard

  • Cast: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton
  • Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
  • opened November 19

    Richard Williams coaches his young daughters Venus and Serena in pursuit of tennis greatness.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • APRIL 1

    The Devil You Know The Devil You Know

  • Cast: Omar Epps, Michael Ealy, Will Catlett, Vaughn Hebron, Michael Beach, Vanessa Bell Calloway
  • Director: Charles Murray

    A man finds himself spiraling back to the ways of his dark past as he tries to turn his life around with his family.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • APRIL 8

    All the Old Knives All the Old Knives

  • Cast: Thandiwe Newton, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Pine, Jonathan Pryce
  • Director: Janus Metz

    Two CIA operatives reunite to reexamine a mission years ago where a fellow agent might have been compromised.

    Trailer | IMDb

  • Ambulance Ambulance

  • Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jake Gyllenhaal, Eiza Gonzalez
  • Director: Michael Bay

    Two brothers steal an ambulance after their bank heist goes awry.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2

  • Cast: Idris Elba, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, James Marsden
  • Director: Jeff Fowler

    When the evil Dr. Robotnik returns to Earth with a new ally, Knuckles the Echidna, Sonic and his new friend Tails is all that stands in their way.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb

  • APRIL 19 - MAY 1

    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.

    Official Site

    JUNE 15 - 19

    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

    JULY 22

    Nope Nope

  • Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun
  • Director: Jordan Peele

    A mysterious thriller from writer/director Jordan Peele.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb


    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse--Part One Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse--Part One

  • Cast: Shameik Moore, Oscar Isaac, Hailee Steinfeld
  • 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

  • OCTOBER 21

    Black Adam Black Adam

  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Pierce Brosnan
  • Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

    Bestowed with the powers of the Egyptian gods, Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb after 5000 years.

    Trailer | Official Site | IMDb


    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


    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

  • Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Michaela Coel
  • Director: Ryan Coogler

    The nation of Wakanda faces a new threat.


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