Black Nativity


1h 35m 2013

Brief Synopsis

Langston, a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs. Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs' rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Holiday
Musical
Release Date
2013
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
New York, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Langston, a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs. Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs' rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima. Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing and family.

Crew

Joe Abbatecola

Best Boy Grip

Olga Abramson

Assistant Camera

Damien Achilles

Stunts

Vanessa Alexis

Grip

Patrick James Allen

Office Production Assistant

Javier Ameijeiras

Illustrator

Caylena Andres

Compositor

Caylena Andres

Craft Service

Douglas Armitage

Location Assistant

Rebecca Arndt

Assistant Camera

Aida Artieda

Editorial Production Assistant

John Aspinall

Music

Justin Rogers C + De Baca

Production Assistant

Stephen Baker

Music Supervisor

Christian Baldi

Best Boy Electric

Olivia Barrand

Tailor

Guy Barresi

Production

Angela Bassett

Song Performer

Daniel Beaman

Dolly Grip

Drew Beekler

Rotoscope Artist

Bruce Bell

Medic

Alex Berard

Location Assistant

Jessiline Berry

Music

Joseph Bird

Art Assistant

Stephanie Blackwood

Assistant Production Coordinator

Mary J. Blige

Song Performer

Danielle Blumstein

Production Supervisor

Keia Bounds

Wardrobe

Ernest Leif Boyd

Assistant Editor

Jack Brandt

On-Set Dresser

Phil Bray

Still Photographer

Shaun Brennan

Foley

David Briggs

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Shaka Brookes

Grip

Gerry "the Gov" Brown

Song

Zack Brown

Craft Service

Robert Bruce

Compositor

Ashley Buonanno

Payroll Accountant

Renee Foley Burke

Script Supervisor

Rachel V Byrd

Titles

Tracy Byrd

Casting Director

Wilson Cameron

Visual Effects Producer

Robert Campbell

Music Engineer

Dj Carroll

Camera Assistant

Randolph Carty

Grip

Robert Castillo

Storyboard Artist

Jared Cauliffe

Production Assistant

Kevin Chang

Accounting Assistant

Alex Cheparev

Modelmaker

Rashad Clinton

Dolly Grip

Rob Cohen

Music Engineer

Peter Colavito

Best Boy Electric

Yana Collins Lehman

Post-Production Accountant

Sarah Connors

Post-Production Supervisor

Luis Contreras

Electric

Pedro Corcega

Assistant Camera

Lamont Crawford

Key Grip

Kyle B Cunningham

Costumes

James Daly

Assistant Camera

Allison Davis

Titles

John M Davis

Music Editor

Molle Debartolo

Film Lab

Michael Deroker

Assistant Location Manager

Charlie Dibe

Production Coordinator

Gwendolyn Dobro

Assistant

Shannon Donahue

Craft Service

Darien Dorsey

Song

Edward Drohan

Special Effects Coordinator

Scott Duskin

Assistant Director

Jody Elff

Sound

Artur Elson

Compositor

Jennifer Engel

Art Department

Adam Escott

Assistant Director

Bryan Evans

Matchmove Artist

Chris Farfan

Camera

Dann Fink

Adr Voice Casting

Kevin Flynn

Transportation Captain

Nancy Foy

Casting Director

Sean Garnhart

Sound Effects Editor

Sean Garnhart

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Joe Gawler

Colorist

Sheyam Ghieth

Art Department Coordinator

Anita Gibson

Makeup

Grace Gibson

Song Performer

Tyrese Gibson

Song Performer

Andrew J Gilbert

Chef

Phoebe Glave

Production Assistant

Lewis Goldstein

Supervising Sound Editor

Lewis Goldstein

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Joy Goodwin

Executive Producer

Taylor Gordon

Song

Deirdra Govan

Assistant Costume Designer

Mark Graham

Score Recording

Ted Graham

Costumes

Perry Grebin

Graphic Artist

Daniel Green

Makeup Artist

Max Greene

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Greg Groenekamp

Compositor

Rickey Grundy

Song

Brad Haehnel

Score Recording

Michael Hartney

Special Effects

Rob Hatch-miller

Location Assistant

Walter Hawkins

Song

Eric Helmin

Graphic Designer

Arthur Herman

Video Playback

Asia Hernandez

Stunts

Ruth Hernandez

Adr Editor

John J Herron

Rigging Grip

Erin Hicks

Hair

Jep Hill

Cg Supervisor

Jeremy Hill

Rigging Gaffer

Diem Hoang

Art Department Assistant

William Horberg

Producer

Jennifer Hudson

Song Performer

Langston Hughes

Source Material

Doug Huszti

Art Director

Jason Hylton

On-Set Dresser

Gary Isaacs

Film Lab

Mia Iverson

Editorial Production Assistant

T.d. Jakes

Executive Producer

Luke James

Song Performer

Roberto Jimenez

Electric

John R Johnston

Carpenter

Charlese Antionette Jones

Wardrobe

Nasir Jones

Song Performer

Heather Kane

Property Master

Sarah Karas

Production Secretary

Laura Karpman

Score Recording

Shahnaz Khan

Tailor

Lain Kienzle

Costumes

Da Suel Kim

Visual Effects

Tiffany Kirkland

Craft Service

John Kleber

Film Lab

T.k. Knowles

Associate Producer

Pete Kreinbihl

Transportation Co-Captain

Nora Kroll Rosenbaum

Score Recording

Randy Krueger

Compositor

Kyle Lacolla

Costumer

Eoin V Lambe

Assistant Property Master

Jacob Latimore

Song Performer

Steven E Lawler

Carpenter

Diane Lederman

Set Decorator

Gong Myung Lee

Cg Supervisor

Jina Lee

Visual Effects

Kym Lee

Makeup Artist

Joyce Leipertz

Scenic Artist

Kasi Lemmons

Song

Kasi Lemmons

Screenplay

George Leong

Boom Operator

Kim Lessing

Art Department Assistant

Taylor Levy

Apprentice Editor

Blake Leyh

Music Editor

Mark Lieberman

Rotoscope Artist

Tim Llewellyn

Compositor

Stephanie Lowry

Music Editor

John Luton

Electric

Robert Macgimsey

Song

Lynn Maffessoli

Scenic Artist

Francisco Marcial

Coordinator

Kiki Martin

Accounting Clerk

Marvin Mclellan

Production Assistant

Ademola Mcmullen

Production Assistant

Adrienne Mcneary

Film Lab

Daniel Melchiorre

On-Set Dresser

Darius Menard

Scenic Artist

Justin Merrill

Song

Anastas Michos

Director Of Photography

Carol Mintz

Sound Editor

Cate Montana

Adr Editor

Duane Moody

Wardrobe

Jamie Moore

Scenic Artist

Michael J Mullen

Best Boy Electric

Bonnie M. Munoz

Accounting Assistant

Mike Nallan

On-Set Dresser

Shannon Nallan

On-Set Dresser

Terence Nance

Main Title Design

Kenneth D Nelson

Construction Coordinator

Herman Netter

Song

Sara Neuffer

Production Assistant

Galt Niederhoffer

Producer

Sharika Niles

Production Assistant

Johnathan Nixon

Animator

Heather Norton

Assistant Camera

Tom O'connor

Rigging Gaffer

John O'grady

Associate Producer

Derek Pacuk

Sound

Egor Panchenko

Sound Mixer

Vikki Paschetto

Costumes

Contrella Patrick-henry

Soloist

Suzana Peric

Music Editor

Philiane Phang

Assistant

Gersha Phillips

Costume Designer

Craig Pressgrove

Assistant Camera

David Presto

Makeup Artist

Kevin Quatman

Compositor

Jennifer Ramos

Visual Effects Coordinator

Celine Rattray

Producer

Thomas Hudson Reeve

On-Set Dresser

Brad Reichel

Location Assistant

Deborah Ricketts

Stock Footage

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Holiday
Musical
Release Date
2013
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
New York, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States November 27, 2013

Released in United States on Video April 15, 2014

Based on the play "Black Nativity" written by Langston Hughes and originally produced on Broadway on December 11, 1961.

Limited Release in United States November 27, 2013

Fox Searchlight delayed a target start date of October 2012 due to casting issues.

Released in United States on Video April 15, 2014