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Happy Friday!

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…

OPEN WOUND

This documentary follows the personal journey of a family struggling with the tragic murder of their relative Aunt Janie. While they await the parole hearing and potential release of Grady Stokes, the man who killed her, they’re forced to reflect on the implications of the gut-wrenching crime. Check it out on KweliTV. It’s streaming now.

Watch It: On KweliTV

THE MARTIAN

Astronaut Mark Watney is left for dead when a strong storm passes through while he and his crew are on a mission. Although his team believes he’s deceased, he survived. Now, the stranded spaceman must use his scarce resources to make it back to Earth. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover, this action flick is in theaters now.

Watch It: In Theaters

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION

Be prepared to take notes when you watch this powerful documentary about the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, a socialist organization that worked to better the lives of African-Americans by “any means necessary.” The Stanley Nelson-directed film, which includes a variety of interviews with police, FBI informants, white supporters and more, is playing now in select theaters.

Watch It: In Theaters

UNEXPECTED

When an inner-city high school teacher discovers she’s pregnant, she learns one of her most promising students is expecting, too. The two then develop a surprising friendship as they both attempt to prepare for motherhood. Nominated for the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, this movie, starring Cobie Smulders and Gail Bean, is available now on DVD.

Watch It: On DVD