Kasi Lemmons’ Black Nativity is based on Langston Hughes’ infamous retelling of the Nativity story with an all black cast.
In this contemporary and musical setting, the film follows Langston (Jacob Latimore) as he travels to New York from Baltimore to stay with his grandparents (Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker) for the holidays.
When Langston’s frustrated by their strict rules, he travels back to his single mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). On his way back to Baltimore, he has a surprising and spiritual journey.
Black Nativity opens just in time for the holidays on November 27th.