Black Cinema Marathon on FilmRise

By 6/01/2021 10:29:00 AM

It’s June and this month, FilmRise has a wide variety of programming including an updated Black Cinema Marathon in honor of Juneteenth. This time they added the FilmRise title SPRINTER, an award winning sports drama starring David Alan Grier and Lorraine Toussaint and produced by Jada and Will Smith.


In honor of Juneteenth, celebrate your favorite black cinema stars and filmmakers!

Black Cinema Marathon on FilmRise Free Movies (6/18 - 6/20)

Programming Highlights:

  • SPRINTER (Drama, 2018) - A boy separated from his mother who has moved to the U.S. for a better life, is set to be Jamaica's next track-and-field sensation. Starring David Alan Grier and Lorraine Toussaint; produced by Jada and Will Smith.
  • AMERICAN RAP STARS (Documentary, 2002) - Will hip hop become more vital in a post-9/11 world? This and other questions are grappled with in this look deep into the heart of rap music that goes into the streets and the palatial mansions of the most vital voices in the industry. Featuring Big Boi, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Run DMC, Talib Kweli, Questlove, Russell Simmons, Snoop Dogg, and others.
  • HONEYDRIPPER (Drama, 2007) - 1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the chicken man, and the landlord, Tyrone is desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and local Army base recruits into his juke joint, away from Touissant's, the rival joint across the way. His plan to hire a guitar legend goes awry and Tyrone is forced to take drastic action in a final scheme to save the club. Starring Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, LisaGay Hamilton, Vondie Curtis-Hall.
  • LOVE WON’T LET ME WAIT (Comedy, 2015) - Roger is an undeniably charismatic playboy with ill intentions. He manages to date three sisters, Ashley, Michelle and Eadie, all while convincing their unsuspecting mother (Vivica A. Fox) that he is a good guy.

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