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Black Nativity (2013)

  • Rate: 3.9/10 total 148 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Musical
  • Release Date: 27 November 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 93 min
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  • IMDb page: Black Nativity (2013)
  • Rate: 3.9/10 total 148 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Musical
  • Release Date: 27 November 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 93 min
  • Filming Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Gross: $1,120,000 (USA) (28 November 2013)
  • Director: Kasi Lemmons
  • Stars: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Laura Karpman  Raphael Saadiq   
  • Soundtrack: Rise Up Shepherd And Follow
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat
  • Plot Keyword: Nativity | Color In Title | Based On Stage Musical | Based On The Bible | Based On Novel

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Langston Hughes  libretto
  • Kasi Lemmons  screenplay

Known Trivia

    Plot: A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey. Full summary » |  »

    Story: 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. Written byFox Searchlight

    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Joy Goodwin known as executive producer
    • William Horberg known as producer
    • T.D. Jakes known as producer
    • Galt Niederhoffer known as producer
    • Celine Rattray known as producer
    • Trudie Styler known as producer
    • Bergen Swanson known as co-producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Forest Whitaker known as Reverend Cornell Cobbs
    • Angela Bassett known as Aretha Cobbs
    • Jennifer Hudson known as Naima
    • Tyrese Gibson known as Loot / Tyson
    • Jacob Latimore known as Langston
    • Mary J. Blige known as Angel
    • Nas known as Street Prophet (Isaiah) (as Nasir Jones)
    • Vondie Curtis-Hall known as Pawnbroker
    • Luke James known as Jo-Jo / Joseph
    • Grace Gibson known as Maria / Mary
    • Rotimi known as Officer Butch McDaniels
    • J. Mallory McCree known as Kyle
    • Henry Hunter Hall known as Snoopy (as H. Hunter Hall)
    • Michael Dale known as Innkeeper
    • Doug Willen known as Chic Man
    • Sorika Horng known as Chic Man's Mistress
    • Jason Samuels Smith known as Hotel Security Guard
    • C. Kelly Wright known as Desperate Pawnshop Woman
    • Braille Diaz known as Boy Theif
    • Roz Beauty known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Tia Blake known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Richard Crandle known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Mamie Duncan-Gibbs known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Bernita Ewing known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Dwayne Grayman known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Bruce Hawkins known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Jared Joseph known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Nei-ce Knight-Preuitt known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Brandi Chavonne Massey known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Nat Morris known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Ashdyn Unique Neal known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Contrella Patrick-Henry known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Gavyn Pickens known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Lexi Rhoades known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Michelle Robinson known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Gayle Samuels known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Eddie B. Sands Jr. known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Levensky Smith known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Judine Somerville known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Milton David Vann known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Anita Welch known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Alyson Williams known as On-Set Choir Member
    • Collin Heyward known as Nativity Dancer
    • Marija Juliette Abney known as Nativity Dancer
    • Abdur-Rahim Jackson known as Nativity Dancer
    • Nijawoon K. Matthews known as Nativity Dancer
    • Coral Dolphin known as Nativity Dancer
    • Karine Plantadit-Bageot known as Nativity Dancer
    • Ayo Jackson known as Nativity Dancer
    • Ryan Rankine known as Nativity Dancer
    • Pedro Morillo known as B-Boy
    • Steven Rosa known as B-Boy (as Steven 'Stylez' Rosa)
    • Virgil Gadson known as B-Boy
    • Prashant Lamar Murthy known as Church Band Guitarist
    • William Powell known as Church Band Drummer
    • Alphaeus Bennett known as Church Band Bass Player
    • Hubert Powell III known as Church Band Organist
    • William Horberg known as Church Band Pianist
    • Abdel Salaam known as Drummer
    • Farai Malianga known as Drummer
    • Frank Malloy IV known as Drummer
    • Antoine Drye known as Trumpet Player
    • Natalie Carter known as Bus Singer #6
    • Tommy Bayiokos known as Hero Bus Driver (uncredited)
    • Alexander Blaise known as Officious Doorman (uncredited)
    • José Báez known as guy in Santa hat(2013) (uncredited)
    • Kevin Cannon known as Actor (uncredited)
    • Marcia M Francis known as Female Usher (uncredited)
    • Samantha Gelnaw known as Bus Passenger (uncredited)
    • Darryl Reuben Hall known as New Choir Member (uncredited)
    • Efraiem Hanna known as Vendor (uncredited)
    • Amyrh Harris known as Church Goer (uncredited)
    • Landon Ifill known as Holy Child (uncredited)
    • Jazmin Kamali known as Church Congregant (uncredited)
    • Dennis Lauricella known as Corrections Officer (uncredited)
    • Ebony J Lewis known as Wretched Woman (uncredited)
    • Mike Malvagno known as Church Goer (uncredited)
    • Michael McFadden known as Bus Passenger (uncredited)
    • Jevon McFerrin known as Bus Singer #2 (uncredited)
    • Chris Nuñez known as Mad Scientologist / Crazy Rabbi (uncredited)
    • Xavier O'Connor known as Transvestite inmate (uncredited)
    • Paugh Shadow known as Bethlehem / Modern Day Thug Hallucination (uncredited)
    • Mihran Slougian known as Convenience Store Manager (uncredited)
    • Iris Taylor known as Church Congregant (uncredited)
    • Naeem Uzimann known as Arab businessman (uncredited)
    • Joseph Monroe Webb known as Security Guard #2 (uncredited)
    • Volieda Webb known as Bus Passenger (uncredited)
    • Darren Whitfield known as Sanctified (Church Congregation) (uncredited)
    • Dolores Winn known as Homeless Wrectched (uncredited)

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    Supporting Department

    Makeup Department:

    • Anita Gibson known as makeup department head
    • Daniel Green Jr. known as key makeup artist
    • Erin Hicks known as hair department head
    • Kym Lee known as makeup artist
    • Donyale McRae known as additional makeup artist
    • Duane Moody known as barber
    • David Presto known as key makeup artist
    • Barbara Roman known as key hair stylist

    Art Department:

    • I. Javier Ameijeiras known as concept illustrator
    • Joe Bird known as foreman
    • Joe Bird known as leadman
    • Jack Brandt known as set dresser
    • Michael Bruno known as set dresser
    • Robert Castillo known as storyboard artist
    • Tim Davies known as construction grip
    • Jennifer Engel known as assistant set decorator
    • Sheyam Ghieth known as art department coordinator
    • Phoebe Glave known as shop production assistant
    • Eric Helmin known as graphic designer
    • Diem Hoang known as art department production assistant
    • Jason Hylton known as set dresser
    • John R. Johnston known as foreman carpenter
    • Heather Danielle Kane known as property master
    • Eoin V. Lambe known as props
    • Steven E. Lawler known as key carpenter
    • Kim Lessing known as art department production assistant
    • Lynn Maffessoli known as camera scenic
    • Shannon Mallan known as set dresser
    • Dan Melchiorri known as set dresser
    • Jamie Moore known as scenic industrial
    • Mike Nallon known as set dresser
    • Ken Nelson known as construction coordinator
    • John Pollard known as assistant art director
    • Thomas Hudson Reeve known as on-set dresser
    • Bryan Scanlon known as set dresser
    • Elizabeth Schlitten known as assistant property master
    • Bonnie Thompson known as set dresser
    • Marc Vranesich known as key construction grip
    • Patricia Walker known as scenic charge
    • Tonero Williams known as props

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    Company

    Production Companies:

    • Maven Pictures

    Other Companies:

    • Liquid Soul Media  marketing and publicity
    • ARRI / Camera Service Center  grip and lighting equipment
    • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
    • Mr. X Gotham  Visual Effects
    • RCA Records  soundtrack

    Distributors:

    • Fox Searchlight Pictures (2013) (USA) (theatrical)

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    Other Stuff

    Visual Effects by:

    • Drew Beekler known as roto artist
    • Alex Cheparev known as senior modeler
    • Christopher DeVito known as cg animator/rigger
    • Bryan T. Evans known as lead matchmove artist
    • da Suel Kim known as visual effects artist
    • Randy Krueger known as digital compositor
    • Mark Lieberman known as lead paint & roto artist
    • Eric J. Robertson known as senior visual effects supervisor
    • Alek Vacura known as modeler

    MPAA: Rated PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.

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    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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