Paramount On Screen: Black Nativity [PG]

Paramount On Screen: Black Nativity [PG]

Movies | 12/3/2023 | 7:00PM

2013 | PG | Runtime: 1hr 33 minutes

In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play, the holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.

Image credit: Criterion Pictures

Did you know?

  • This film is one of the rare occasions when Forest Whitaker (Reverend Cornell Cobbs) lends his tenor voice for a film.
  • This is Angela Bassett’s and Forest Whitaker’s second collaboration. Their first was Waiting to Exhale (1995), which Whitaker directed and in which Bassett starred.
  • This is Jennifer Hudson’s second musical drama film. Her first musical film was Dreamgirls (2006).

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Ticket Prices

  • $ 6.00 Youth (12 & Under)
  • $ 8.00 Adult

Schedule of Events

  • December 3, 2023 | 7:00PM
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  • Angela Bassett as "Aretha Cobbs"
  • Forest Whitaker as "Reverend Cornell Cobbs"
  • Tyrese Gibson as "Loot, Tyson"
  • Jennifer Hudson as "Naima"
  • Mary J. Blige as "Angel"
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall as "Pawnbroker"
  • Jacob Latimore as "Langston"

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