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Black nativity [videorecording] /

by Rattray, Celine [producer.]; Horberg, William [producer.]; Niederhoffer, Galt [producer.]; Lemmons, Kasi [director.]; Hughes, Langston; Whitaker, Forest [actor.]; Bassett, Angela [actor.]; Tyrese [actor.]; Blige, Mary J [actor.]; Nas (Musician) [actor.]; Hudson, Jennifer [actor.]; Latimore, Jacob [actor.]; Kappman, Laura; Michos, Anastas; Sallid, Otis; Saadiq, Raphael; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Maven Films (Firm); Wonderful Films; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc [film distributor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Beverly, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; Close-captioned for the hearing impaired; English descriptive audio.Subject(s): Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 -- Film adaptations | Mothers and sons -- Drama | Christmas plays | Comedy films | Feature films | Fiction films | Christmas films | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Video recordings for people with visual disabilities | Christmas films | Comedy films | Drama | Feature films | Fiction films | Film adaptations | Video recordings for people with visual disabilities | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige, Nasir Jones, Jennifer Hudson.Summary: A holiday musical that follows teenaged Langston as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives. Unwilling to live by their imposing rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima. Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey, and along with new friends and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Director Kasi Lemmons updates Langston Hughes' acclaimed play for the screen in this inspirational musical drama with a positive spiritual message. Langston (Jacob Latimore) is a street-smart Baltimore teen who lives with his single mother Naima (Jennifer Hudson). It's Christmas, and this year Jordan is traveling to New York City for a stay with his distant relatives Reverend Cornell (Forest Whitaker) and Aretha Cobbs (Angela Bassett). When Reverent Cornell's strict rules prove too oppressive for the rebellious teen to handle, however, Jordan decides he'd rather spend the holidays with his mother, and embarks on an eye-opening journey that teaches him the true importance of faith and family. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (2.40:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Surround 2.0.

English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; Close-captioned for the hearing impaired; English descriptive audio.

Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige, Nasir Jones, Jennifer Hudson.

Director of photography, Anastas Michos ; choreographer, Otis Sallid ; editor, Terilyn A. Shropshire ; music, Raphael Saadiq, Laura Kappman.

Originally released as a motion picture 2013.

Based upon the play by Langston Hughes.

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

A holiday musical that follows teenaged Langston as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives. Unwilling to live by their imposing rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima. Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey, and along with new friends and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.

Bonus features: first look; the cast of Black Nativity; an inspiring playwright: Langston Hughes; be grateful.

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