Black Nativity

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Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jacob Latimore and Jennifer Hudson star in the holiday musical drama Black Nativity, based on the play by Langston Hughes. Watch the movie trailer and see the photos and movie poster for Black Nativity below. A street-wise teen (Latimore) from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother (Hudson) travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives (Whitaker, Bassett), where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.

Black Nativity movie poster
  • Release Date: November 27, 2013
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Genre: Drama, Musical, Adaptation
  • Director: Kasi Lemmons
  • Screenwriter: Kasi Lemmons
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  • Cast: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige, Nasir “Nas” Jones, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jennifer Hudson
  • Running Time: 1 hr. 32 min.
  • MPAA Rating: (PG) for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.

Plot Summary

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.

Movie Trailers

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Black Nativity – Movie Trailer (Flash)
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Movie Posters

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Movie Photos

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