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 picks are JET-approved! JETflix Fridays starts now…
ON MY OWN
Winner of the 2015 Women of African Descent, Jurors Choice and the Big Mini Media Best Feature Documentary Awards, this eye-opening documentary shatters the stigma of single motherhood. It sweeps through the Black experience, offering a refreshing breeze that cools the heated, and often unproductive, discourse of Black family life in America. Through conversations with single mothers, fathers, community leaders and family experts, this flick, streaming now, provides another facade to the one-sided image of single motherhood.
Watch It: On KweliTV
If you missed out on this coming-of-age drama, you’re in luck, because it’s back in theaters! Set in Inglewood, CA., the Rick Famuyiwa-directed film follows the life of Malcom (Shameik Moore) and his friends as he unexpectedly and unknowingly enters the dope game. With appearances by A$AP Rocky, Chanel Iman and Zoë Kravitz, the list of producers includes some heavy hitters, too. Forest Whitaker, Pharrell Williams and Sean “Diddy” Combs all hopped on board for the movie. Don’t miss your chance to catch this classic on the big screen. It’s playing now.
Watch It: In Theaters
FOR MY MAN
TV One is adding a new show to its repertoire. For My Man is an hour-long true crime series that tells the story of women who break the law all for love. D’Angela Proctor, Senior Vice President Original Programming and Production for TV One, said, “We are living in a time where women are among the fastest growing population in prison, and we feel it’s important to make their stories known as both a cautionary tale and as a look into the mind of women who are essentially destroyed by love and obsession.” Catch it when it premieres on Labor Day, Sept. 7 at 10 p.m. est.
Watch It: On TV One
Produced by Nasir “Nas” Jones, this documentary traces how fat-laced sneakers, Kangol hats, Cazal sunglasses and graffiti jackets inspired the style and vibe of rap artists and high fashion designers. The music-drenched, fun-to-watch history features interviews with music and fashion entrepreneurs from the 1970s, 80s, 90s, and today, including Pharrell Williams, Russell Simmons, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Damon Dash, André Leon Talley, Kanye West and many more. Set you DVR for Sept. 5, at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. est to enjoy this film.
Watch It: On CNN