Release Date:August 31,2010
Celebrated Women Of Color invites viewers to revisit a selection of beloved films featuring celebrated performances from Queen Latifah, Angela Bassett, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Hudson, Alfre Woodard, Alicia Keys, Sanaa Lathan, Loretta Devine, Whitney Houston and Whoopi Goldberg.
From the wildly popular comedy Beauty Shop to the touching and critically acclaimed The Secret Life Of Bees, Celebrated Women Of Color has something for every movie lover.
Celebrated Women Of Color is comprised of two separate volumes of four films and each.
Celebrated Women Of Color Collection, Volume One:
· Out Of Time
· Jason’s Lyric
· The Secret Life Of Bees
· Woman Thou Art Loosed
Out Of Time (2003)
This spellbinding thriller stars two-time Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington (Training Day), Eva Mendes (2 Fast 2 Furious) and Sanaa Lathan (“The Cleveland Show”). In Banyan Key, a small Florida town surrounded by azure seas and sultry secrets, Chief of Police Matt Whitlock (Washington) is investigating the murder of a woman he was secretly seeing. As he races to uncover a murky trail of stolen money, drugs and deceit, Whitlock attempts to stay two steps ahead of his own detectives as he finds that all the evidence points to him as the killer.
Jason’s Lyric (1994)
Jason (Allen Payne, The Walking Dead) and Joshua (Bokeem Woodbine, Ray) are two brothers left fatherless by a family fight that spun out of control. Trying to make good and get off the ghetto streets of Houston, Jason finds a source of inspiration in a beautiful and sexy girl named Lyric (Jada Pinkett Smith, The Matrix Reloaded), whose dreams of fleeing the city together give him hope for a better life. But when Joshua turns to a life of crime and drugs, Jason finds he's torn between his love for Lyric and his obligation to family. And as the time comes for Jason to leave, he finds that Joshua will stop at nothing to see that he stays, even if the fight to keep him rivals the one that killed their father.
The Secret Life Of Bees (2008)
Starring Queen Latifah (Chicago), Dakota Fanning (The Runaways) and Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), The Secret Life Of Bees is the tale of Lily Owens (Fanning), a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen (Hudson), her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.
Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Based on the bestselling novel by Bishop T.D. Jakes, Woman Thou Art Loosed is the story of Michelle Jordan (Kimberly Elise, Beloved), a young woman raised in an environment of abuse and molestation at the hands of her mother's boyfriend Reggie (Clifton Powell, Ray); which her mother Cassie (Loretta Devine, Death At A Funeral) unwittingly condones. While incarcerated, Michelle sends Bishop Jakes a letter requesting a visit. Jakes agrees to meet Michelle and soon uncovers the painful history that led to her personal demise.