Black History Month Titles


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Frank Lucas was the driver for one of the inner city's black crime bosses. But, when his boss suddenly dies, Frank builds his own empire. He outplays all of the leading crime syndicates by flooding the streets with a purer product at a better price and eventually rules the inner-city drug trade. Meanwhile, Richie Roberts is an outcast cop close enough to the streets to feel a shift of control in the drug underworld. He suspects that a black power player has come from nowhere to dominate the scene. The destinies of these two men will intersect in a confrontation where only one of them can come out on top.



Director Steven Spielberg's gripping epic chronicles the incredible story of a group of enslaved Africans who overtake their captor's ship and attempt to return to their beloved homeland. When the ship is seized, the slaves are brought to the United States where they are charged with murder and await their fate in prison. An enthralling courtroom battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation. But for the men and women on trial, it's simply a fight for the basic right of all mankind - freedom.



This live show, a combination of comedy and music, was shot on location, as comic Dave Chappelle threw a once-in-a-lifetime free block party in downtown Brooklyn, inviting local residents and cameras. In addition to Chappelle performing all-new material, the roster of artists includes Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, the Roots, Cody ChesnuTT, Big Daddy Kane, and -- reunited for their first performance in more than seven years -- the Fugees. Moviegoers will experience a unique entertainment and communal event. "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" showcases how vital and vibrant music and humor can unite us and help transcend our turbulent times.



In the early 1960s, a trio of women--Effie, Deena, and Lorrell--form a promising girl group, called The Dreamettes. Ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. spots the girls at a talent competition and offers them the opportunity of a lifetime--to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early. Curtis takes control of the girls' look and sound, eventually giving them their own shot in the spotlight as The Dreams. That spotlight, however, narrows in on Deena, finally pushing the less attractive Effie out altogether. The Dreams become a cross-over phenomenon, but they soon realize that the cost of fame and fortune may be higher than they ever imagined.



Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.



Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, Harriet follows Tubman on her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity.



Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who fell in love and were married in 1958. The couple had grown up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C. While relatives made them feel welcome there, the more urban environment did not feel like home to them. Ultimately, the pull of their roots in Virginia would spur Mildred to try to find a way back.



Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo shines as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who rallied his followers on the historic march from Selma to Montgomery in the face of violent opposition, an event that became a milestone victory for the civil rights movement.



In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., this documentary tells the astonishing story of how these young men revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.



In the mid-to-late 1960s, in Washington, D.C., newly minted ex-con Petey Greene talks his way into an on-air radio gig at WOL-AM, where fellow prison inmate Milo's brother Dewey Hughes is the station manager. Petey becomes an iconic radio personality. Combining biting humor with social commentary, Petey openly courts controversy for station owner E.G. Sonderling. Petey was determined to make not just himself but his community heard during an exciting and turbulent period in American history. Through the years, Petey's "The truth just is" style--on and off the air--would redefine both Petey and Dewey, and empower each to become the man he would most like to be.



In June 1966, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a strong contender for the middleweight boxing title. When three people were murdered in a New Jersey bar, Carter's dreams were destroyed. Driving home from a nearby club, Carter was erroneously arrested for the murders and sentenced to serve three life terms in prison. Several years later, Carter's published memoir, The 16th Round, inspired a Brooklyn teenager and three Canadian activists, who believed in the truth, to join forces with Carter to prove his innocence. Their extraordinary efforts, commitment, and love ultimately secured his release, leaving "Hurricane" to sum up his 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit by simply stating, "Hate got me into this place, love got me out."


Xscape Theatre's Black History Month Film Series discount offering is only available for a limited time at participating theatres.

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Xscape Theatres Blankenbaker 16
12450 Sycamore Station Place,
Louisville, KY 40299
Xscape Theatres Brandywine 14
7710 Matapeake Business Drive,
Brandywine, MD 20613
Xscape Theatres Jeffersonville 12
2800 Gottbrath Parkway,
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Xscape Theatres Northgate 14
9471 Colerain Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45251
Xscape Theatres Riverview 14
6135 Valleydale Drive,
Riverview, FL 33578
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16051 Old Conroe Road,
Conroe, TX 77384
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26616 Farm to Market 1093,
Richmond, TX 77406