You’ve worked hard all week and you deserve some down time. Spend your evening checking out some of these newly released flicks. Grab the popcorn, because these films are JET-approved! JETflix Fridays starts now…
Filmed over the course of 13 years, this compelling documentary tells the story of Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson as they watch their son, Idris, and his best friend Seun Summers, navigate the school system. This movie, which begins in 1999 and ends in 2012, explores the complexities of race, parenting and the education in the 21st century. Winner of Sundance Film Festival’s 2013 Special Jury Award, the flick is essential to better understanding social and cultural issues that affect us all.
One of the most anticipated days in the world of football is among general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) and a few hundred NFL hopefuls. When Weaver acquires the number-one pick, the spotlight is suddenly shining on him as he must choose which athlete to recruit. With an appearance from Deion Sanders and starring roles from Jennifer Garner and Chadwick Boseman, grab your copy of this sports drama, in stores now, to find out what Weaver decides.
Set in the 1780s, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), is struggling to find her place in society. When she is sent to live in England, she doesn’t experience just a whole new world but one that deems her an outsider based on her skin color. Directed by British writer Amma Asante, this riveting and inspiring film, on DVD now, is a must-see.