Black Nativity - Trailer
Year 2013Genre(s) Dramas
Christmas time is coming but for young Langston, happy holidays aren't going to come easy. He is forced to take a trip to Harlem, New York to stay with his churchgoing grandparents Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs who he has never yet met after his mother is handed an eviction notice from their Baltimore home. Langston struggles to abide by the Reverend's strict household rules and the frequent religious worship he has to undertake while living there, and so the street smart teen winds up getting into trouble in his desperation to return home and help his mother. Despite this, he picks up a few new friends and manages to save his Christmas from becoming a complete disaster with a little help from his guardian angel.
'Black Nativity' is the contemporary musical adaptation of the play of the same name by Langston Hughes ('Cora UNashamed', 'Way Down South') who co-wrote the screenplay alongside director Kasi Lemmons ('The Caveman's Valentine', 'Talk to Me'). It's the original nativity with a much more culturally relevant context about the important of family, love and making peace with yourself over the winter season. See the drama hit cinemas this winter in the UK on December 6th 2013.
Starring: Jacob Latimore, Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Tyrese Gibson, Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Nas, Rotimi, Chris Nunez, Henry Hunter Hall, Samantha Gelnaw, Naeem Uzimann, Alexander Blaise, Tommy Bayiokos