‘BLACKBIRD’ Film Limited Release Theaters Announced Cities Include: Atlanta, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco & Washington, D.C.


In Select Theaters April 24






AMC Empire 25 – 234 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY

AMC Village 7 – 66 3rd Avenue, New York, NY


AMC Phipps Plaza – 3500 Peachtree Rd, N.E., Atlanta, GA

AMC Southlake Pavilion – 7065 Mt. Zion Circle, Morrow, GA


City Cinemas Angelika Pop Up – 550 Penn Street, NE, Washington, DC

ArcLight Bethesda – 7101 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD


Cinemark 18 – 6081 Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA

TCL Chinese Theatre – 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA

AMC Town Center 8 – 201 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA


 AMC Metreon – 135 4th St Suite 3000, San Francisco, CA

Cinemark Century 25 – 32100 Union Landing Blvd, Union City, CA

Cinemark 20 Great Mall – 1010 Great Mall Dr., Milpitas, CA

Film Trailer: https://youtu.be/rHe0ukjp0-M

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Randy tries very hard to be a good person. Since his father left, Randy takes care of his emotionally disturbed mother, and he’s the kind of friend all of his classmates can depend on. As strong as he seems on the outside, Randy is hiding a secret inner struggle and denial of his true self. It’s not until he opens himself up to love that he discovers that becoming a man means accepting who you really are.

 Starring: Mo’nique, Isaiah Washington, Kevin Allesee, Gary L. Gray, Nikki Jane, Torrey Laamar, Terrell Tilford, D. Woods & introducing Julian Walker

ABFF ’12 | Showcasing Male Struggles Congratulations Clifton Powell!






Isaiah Washington and Malinda Williams both give searing performances in this portrait of the ballooning ego of a pastor in waiting who schemes to become the lead pastor. Once he does, he predictably loses his mind, in a clear indictment of the scandals that have rocked the Black church in recent years. Parr says that’s what inspired the script, which has a great premise but is overwrought at times and with competing subplots. However, Parr pulls it off for the most part and Washington sinks his teeth into the material. Williams however won the acting award, in a tie with Sheldon Shepherd, the actor from “Better Mus’ Come, ” a film about political unrest in Jamaica in the 70’s.

Grand Jury Prize Best Director
Russ Parr “The Undershepherd”