Black Nativity parents guide

Black Nativity

Langston Hughes Broadway musical comes to theaters

Overall A-

When they receive an eviction notice, a single mom (Jennifer Hudson) sends her son (Jacob Latimore) to spend Christmas with his estranged grandparents (Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett). There the African-American youth has an unusual religious experience that helps him see his personal experiences differently.

Release date November 27, 2013

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity B
Substance Use A

Why is Black Nativity rated PG? The MPAA rated Black Nativity PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.

Run Time: 118 minutes

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Black Nativity
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Black Nativity rated PG? Black Nativity is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.

Violence: Rebellious teenagers graffiti a building. Property is stolen. A youth accused of stealing is put in a jail cell with other suspected criminals—these adults tease and mock him. References are made to the black market and drug dealing. A minor tries to buy a gun. An armed robbery turns into gun threats. An angry woman hits a man. Homelessness and poverty are depicted.

Sexual Content: Unwed pregnancies are discussed and shown. The sounds of a woman in childbirth are heard.

Language: Infrequent mild profanity, a vulgar expression and name-calling are included.

Drug and Alcohol Use: None Noted

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Black Nativity
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G
Ontario G
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

Black Nativity is directed by Kasi Lemmons and stars Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Black Nativity movie is October 7, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Black Nativity: Extended Musical Edition
Release Date: 7 October 2014
Black Nativity releases to home video (Blu-ray and DVD) in an Extended Musical Edition (now 143 minutes) with the following extras:
- Deleted Scenes
- The Music Behind the Film: He Loves Me Still
- The Music Behind the Film: Raphael Saadiq
- The Cast of Black Nativity
- Introducing Jacob Latimore
- An Inspiring Playwright: Langston Hughes
- Inside Production in Harlem
- Be Grateful
- Feel Good
- Photoshoot B-Roll
- Theatrical Trailer

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