Black Nativity

Black Nativity Trailers

Original title Black Nativity
Category Drama, Music
UK Release Date
Production year 2013
Production Country
Directors Kasi Lemmons
Cast Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige, Nas, Vondie Curtis-Hall, J. Mallory McCree
Distributor 20th Century Fox


BLACK NATIVITY is a joyous Christmas musical, told through uplifting, soulful gospel sounds and featuring a stellar line-up of Academy Award® winning actors and R&B superstars. It's the story of Langston (Jacob Latimore) – a streetwise teen from Baltimore, who journeys to New York City to spend Christmas with his estranged grandparents, Reverend Cornell Cobbs (Forest Whitaker) and his wife Aretha (Angela Bassett). Struggling to find his way in New York and to abide by his grandfather's strict rules, Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). But just as things seem to have hit rock bottom, 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.