bScene’s Black Films Coming to the Big Screen: January Spotlight

While 2017 left us all a bit shook, 2018 is looking bright with major Black talent hitting the big screen and giving us something to root for.

Major motion pictures and independent films will be hitting theaters and festivals all year long, featuring some heavy-hitting actors, writers and directors, and we are here for it.

We’ll be bringing you some of the amazing films gracing the big screen each month in the new bScene’s Black Films Coming to the Big Screen.

Produced by Capital City Black Film Festival, b Scene showcases old and new Black films for the community to enjoy together at Alamo Drafthouse locations. bScene has screened films such as All Eyez on Me, Boomerang, Marshall, and others, and more screenings are to come in 2018.

Here’s January’s Black Films Coming to the Big Screen spotlight:

Proud Mary

Taraji P. Henson is a fierce assassin in Proud Mary, where she plays a professional hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. The film hits theaters nationwide on January 12, 2018. bScene will be hosting a Special Screening and #BawseBabe Karaoke Happy Hour for the movie on Thursday, Jan 11 at 7p at Alamo Mueller.

A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love On Election Night

Starring Omari Hardwick (“Ghost” from Power) and Meagan Good, A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love On Election Night tells the story of two people discovering their dreams and finding love during the night of the 2016 Presidential Election.  It will show at the 2018 Sundance Festival in January.

Monsters and Men

Monsters and Men, featuring She’s Gotta Have It’s Anthony Ramos, follows the aftermath of a police shooting of a black man. The story is told from the perspective of many, including the officer and the bystander who filmed it. It will also screen at the 2018 Sundance Festival in January.

Want more Black films?

Be on the lookout for the 7th annual Capital Black Film Festival returning August 2018. CCBFF showcases independent Black films from local, national and international filmmakers, provides panel discussions with industry professionals and hosts networking mixers and parties for all to enjoy.


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