Spotlight Screenings


GIRLS TRIP

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Presented by the MPAA, Courtesy of Universal Pictures

WED 6/14 | 8:30 PM | OLYMPIA THEATER

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When four lifelong friends—Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions, and Preston Holmes, executive produce.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Screenplay by: Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver | Produced by: Will Packer, Malcolm D. Lee | Executive Producers: Preston Holmes, James Lopez | Cast: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, Mike Colter, Kofi Siriboe

ALL EYEZ ON ME

137 min

Courtesy of Codeblack Films

SAT 6/17 | 9:15 PM | REGAL CINEMAS

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“ALL EYEZ ON ME” tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.

Director: Benny Boom | Cast: Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Jamal Woolard, Danai Gurira and Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac Shakur


WHEN LOVE KILLS: THE FALICIA BLAKELY STORY

84 min

Courtesy of TV One

THU 6/15 | 2:45 PM | COLONY THEATRE

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Becoming an exotic dancer seemed like a harmless way for Falicia to make and save money, but it doesn’t take long for her to get swept up in the glamour of quick cash. However, after meeting Dino, everything in her life changes. He is the only man who ever said “I love you,” to her, and for this she would do whatever he asks. Falicia becomes Dino’s puppet, and it was kill or be killed.

Director: Tasha Smith | Cast: Lance Gross, Lil Mama, Tami Roman

DOWNSIZED

84 min

Courtesy of TV One

FRI 6/16 | 2:30 PM | COLONY THEATRE

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Michael and Ebony Nelson’s middle-American, suburban lifestyle is disrupted when they become teenage parents. Forced into a modern-day “shotgun” wedding, they must put their personal goals on hold in order to do what is best for their new family. Amazingly, the two high school sweethearts manage to overcome the odds, and even establish an ideal life. However, life isn’t as perfect as it seems. The success that initially was meant to strengthen their family becomes the very thing that drives them apart. As a result, Michael desperately tries to hold onto everything he’s worked for his entire life. This leads the family on an unconventional adventure to restore their faith, hope, and trust.

Director: Rhonda Baraka | Cast: Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker


CLAWS

60 min

Courtesy of Turner

SAT 6/17 | 2:30 PM | COLONY THEATRE

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Claws is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon. It follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. Claws is about good women caught in bad places with worse men. It’s the story of hardworking women trying to get by in this economy, set against the surreal, bright, gritty landscape of Florida and the luscious, absurd, extreme excesses of the crime world.

Talk back with cast to immediately follow the screening.

Cast: Niecy Nash, Karrueche Tran, Judy Reyes