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New In Release This Weekend: “Restless City,” “Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story,” “96 Minutes”

New In Release This Weekend: "Restless City," "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story," "96 Minutes"

Nothing new in wide release this weekend, as far as *blac cinema* is concerned; but a few limited-release titles you should be aware of, starting with AFFRM’s 3rd release, Andrew Dosunmu’s visually-stunning immigrant tale Restless City, which, I assume, you’re very well familiar with by now, given how much we’ve talked about it in recent weeks.

It opens in NYLA, and ATL on April 27, and then expands to Philly, SeattleDetroitChicago and Washington DC on May 4.

The 10 winners of my 10-ticket giveaway have been notified, and I’m waiting for all of them to confirm.

My review of it HERE.

Also new in theaters will be the documentary, Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story, which was acquired by Tribeca Film, and described as a intensely personal film about children struggling to understand their parents, as well as a heartbreaking portrait of the legacy of intolerance. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival (which is currently in full swing) in the Spotlight section.

The film is being released simultaneously in theaters and digital VOD services such as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, Vudu and Samsung Media Hub.

My review HERE.

And last but not least, Aimee Lagos’ drama/thriller 96 Minutesthe 2011 SXSW award-winning drama/thriller (Evan Ross – Breakthrough Performance), and Boston Film Festival award recipient (Best Director for Aimee Lagos, Best Actress for Brittany Snow, & Best Film).

David Oyelowo, Christian Serratos and J. Michael Trautmann, amongst others, also co-star.

The film was acquired last fall by ARC Entertainment and XLrator Media (North American rights specifically) in a partnership that will see it make its theatrical premiere tomorrow, April 27th.

Of course, still fresh will be Rainforest Films’ Think Like A Man (which has grossed over $40 million as of today) and CodeBlack’s Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day ($983,929 to day).

Should be a weekend worth watching to see how well each of these films performs – those that will be opening, as well as those in their 2nd and 3rd weeks. 

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