Black Nativity (2013)

93 min.
Plot  After his mother, Naima, is evicted from their Baltimore apartment, teenage Langston is sent to spend the holidays with his estranged grandparents in New York City. When he arrives in the city he just misses his grandparents and shortly after is robbed of his possessions. Entering a hotel to get directions to his grandparents place he is accused of trying to take a wallet and is quickly taken in by the police. While in the holding cell he meets a man who makes fun of him for stealing wallets. Shortly after Langston is reunited with his grandfather, the Reverend Cobb, who takes him to his home.

Langston is taken aback by the comfortable home his grandparents live in and by the fact that they know nothing about him and his mother Naima. In an attempt to bond with Langston the Reverend shows him a pocket watch with a personalized inscription from Martin Luther King, Jr. Langston pockets the watch that night and in the morning tires to pawn it off. However the pawnshop owner is a ...



Forest Whitaker
Reverend Cornell Cobbs
Angela Bassett
Aretha Cobbs
Jennifer Hudson
Naima Cobbs
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Jacob Latimore


All Titles

Black Nativity
English Original Title

Release Dates

United States


United States




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