It’s Giving Black Excellence: Four Upcoming Films That Will Showcase the Very Best of Us

It’s been an amazing time for Black cinema, with several actors and films being recognized and honored for their incredible work. Films like Judas and the Black Messiah, King Richard and The Harder They Fall have set a standard for Black art that will undoubtedly propel the next wave of films forward. Over the next few months there are a plethora of titles poised to make their mark and showcase the very best of Blackness.

Below are four such films, featuring Oscar winners Viola Davis and Daniel Kaluuya along with stars like Idris Elba, Sterling K. Brown and Regina Hall, with direction from Jordan Peele and Gina Prince-Bythewood. Check the list and set your calendars. It’s about to be a Black excellence summer, and I can’t wait!


Date: July 22, 2022

Starring: Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya

Director: Jordan Poole

Synopsis: Caretakers at a California horse ranch encounter a mysterious force that affects human and animal behaviour.


Date: August 19, 2022

Starring: Idris Elba, Leah Jeffries, Iyana Halley

Director: Baltasar Kormákur

Synopsis: Recently widowed Dr. Nate Daniels and his two teenage daughters travel to a South African game reserve managed by Martin Battles, an old family friend and wildlife biologist.

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.

Date: September 2, 2022

Starring: Regina Hall, Sterling K. Brown

Directors: Adamma Ebo, Adanne Ebo

Synopsis: Proud first lady of a Southern Baptist megachurch, Trinitie Childs carries immense responsibility on her shoulders. After a scandal involving her husband, the church is forced to temporarily close, leaving Trinitie struggling to manage the aftermath. Now, she and her spouse must rebuild their congregation and reconcile their faith by all means necessary to make the biggest comeback that commodified religion has ever seen.

The Woman King

Date: September 16, 2022

Starring: Viola Davis, John Boyega, Lashana Lynch

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Synopsis: A historical epic inspired by the true events that happened in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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