The Great Divide
Director: Ibrahim Yilla
Stars: Tichina Arnold, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Golden Brooks and Victoria Galen
Three women kidnap their exes and hold them hostage until they get the answers they think they need in order for their hearts to be free.
Director: Troy Bailey
Writer: Troy Bailey
Stars: Leon, Shari Headley,Darrin Dewitt Henson, Christopher Bailey, Daphnee Duplaix and Tomiko Hines Fraser
The Last Fall
After several years in the playing professional football, KYLE BISHOP is released from his fourth team in three years and returns to his home town, broke and at a complete loss about what he will do for a living. After an initially cold reception, Kyle reconnects with FAITH DAVIS, his old high school sweetheart. Ready to leave football far in the past, Kyle gets a job at a local gym and starts planning a new life with Faith and her young son, VON. However, when Kyle unexpectedly gets a lucrative offer from another professional team, and the father of Faith's son, RELL, tries to win his way back in her life, he is torn about what path to take.
Written by Matthew A. Cherry
Academy Award nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13), stars as Nora Valentino, a woman whose husband, Mitch (John Doman; Blue Valentine, The Company Men), loves her more than anything in the world. So much so that he, along with his four children and sister-in-law (played by award winning actors; Pablo Schreiber, Sabrina Gennarino, Adam Scrimbolo, Diane Neal), have gone to obscene lengths to hide a horror too painful for Nora to bear.
The compelling journey this family, whose love and honesty has been replaced with lies and secrets, leaves you guessing to the very end.
Director, Pieter Gaspersz, beautifully and intelligently peels away the layers, to reveal the tragic secret that haunts this family, whose actions have unforeseeable consequences.
Nothing is as it seems and you will want to watch it again to see what you missed.Back to top
The year is 2039. World wars have destroyed everything and territories are run by corporations, the mightiest -- and cruelest -- of which is Tekken. Jin Kazama (John Foo) witnesses the death of his mother Jun (Tomita) by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. Vowing vengeance, and armed only with his street smarts and raw fighting skills, he enters a dangerous and potentially deadly combat tournament, where he must defeat the world's most elite fighters to become the "King of the Iron Fist."
Director: Dwight H. Little
Writer: Alan B. McElroy (screenplay)
Stars: Jon Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Darrin Henson
Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis (Rob Brown), the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. Following his draft by the NFL, tragedy struck the star athlete and he was never able to take the professional field. But his tale would forever change the face of professional sports.
Raised in poverty in the Southern Tier of New York State, Davis overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become an unstoppable running back for the Syracuse Orangemen. Under the guidance of coach Ben Schwartzwalder (Dennis Quaid) - a hard-nosed surrogate father with an obsession for winning a national championship - Davis would develop from an impressive high-school athlete into a legend.
While everyone agreed Ernie Davis was a miracle player, few thought this quiet young man would become an icon for the burgeoning civil rights movement dividing America in the early 1960's. Refusing to play by the unspoken racist rules of the day, Davis broke through one barrier after another to alter the way fans looked at men of his color.
Though struck a terrible blow in the prime of his life, his spirit soared when most would crumble. Forcing his bull-headed coach to re-examine a life lived in color-based privilege, Davis would join the ranks of black pioneers who inspired a movement that smashed barriers on and off the playing field. (taken from universalpictures.com)
Starring : Dennis Quaid, Rob Brown, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Clancy Brown, Charles S. Dutton, Geoff Stults, Omar Benson Miller, Aunjanue Ellis
Directed by Gary Fleder
A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Based on the musical stage play of the same name, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, is the story of three women who each undergo romantic crises that challenge their personal and spiritual relationships. Each must overcome personal demons, resist temptations and withstand bad decisions so they can learn how to find and hold on to, a good man.
Henson portrays the lead role of Clarence alongside Golden Brooks, Deborah Cox, Melissa De Sousa, Hill Harper, Darius McCrary and Mel Jackson.
Directed by Leslie Small
Pest exterminators Freddie and Junior keep stumbling into trouble on the job fighting rich ladies, roaches, grumpy pawn shop owners and meter maids when suddenly theyre in way over their heads, owing an Asian Karate World mobster $10,000!
Impossible! Their pest company pay never will cover that kind of debt. And here Freddie was trying to get his life back in order to give his 8-year-old daughter the life she deserves.
Their bad luck seems to turn the next day Freddie and Junior are mistaken as Replacement Ministers at a dying church with an ailing minister. Thats when Freddie gets the big idea. If a glitzy evangelist on TV can rake in big money using religion, maybe this is their ticket to pulling in quick cash fast. All they have to do is win over a smart bronze beauty, heal a homeless man, save a dog, fool an uppity assistant pastor no one likes and get the whole church feelin the spirit.
But can they pull it off?
This sexy, funny comedy of love, laughter and inspiration proves that when you go to this church anything can happen.
Deanna, 17, a young hottie, seduces Melvin the class nerd, only to set him up for a cruel April Fools' joke. She's joined in her prank by Missy, the goody-two-shoes; her boyfriend Malik, Eva the hip-hop diva; Scoop the jock; and Diego the bad-boy. Feeling bad for Melvin, Missy stops the taunting, but Diego presses the issue until things spiral out of control ... and Melvin is accidentally killed. One year later, on April Fools' Day, each of the teens are targeted and killed in succession. Missy's father, Detective Combs and his partner, Detective Ward (Darrin Henson), go to work on the case, trying to find out who's behind the killings and stop them before day's end - before they can take Missy's life too. (taken from imdb.com)Back to top
Inspired by a true story, LIFE SUPPORT uses a mix of actors and real people from the HIV/AIDS community to tell the story of an HIV-positive Brooklyn woman named Ana (Queen Latifah), who channels her energy and regret over past drug addiction into working for Life Support, an AIDS outreach group. Ana, who contracted the virus by sharing drugs with her husband Slick (Wendell Pierce), displays an admirable though obsessive passion for her job that puts her health at risk, and her stubbornness threatens to drive her already fractured family away. Ana's teenage daughter Kelly (Rachel Nicks) is particularly at odds with Ana; she lives with her grandmother Lucille (Anna Deavere Smith), and isn't interested in moving back in with Ana when Lucille announces she's moving to Virginia. When Kelly's HIV-infected gay friend Amare (Evan Ross) disappears, Ana, looking to connect with her daughter while helping a lost soul, throws herself into searching for him. She embarks on a dangerous but necessary journey, and as she seeks to save one life and heal another, Ana learns a poignant lesson about loving and letting go.Back to top
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DJ (Columbus Short), an amazing underground street dancer, hasn't been in college for a day before he's entranced by a lovely co-ed, April (Meagan Good).
Working as a gardener to pay the bills, DJ doesn't fit in with the wealthier students around campus, but one thing does catch his attention - the rival fraternity competitions known as "stepping."
With April's help, DJ learns about the legacy and heritage behind the fraternities and decides to join up. Now part of an official step group, DJ must balance rehearsals, work, and school, while at the same time winning the heart of the girl of his dreams. With the National Step Championship drawing closer, DJ must learn to stop dancing as an individual, and to start stepping as part of a team.
Starring : Columbus Short, Megan Good, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Darrin Henson, Brian White, Laz Alonzo
Directed by Sylvain White
The Last Stand
The Last Stand chronicles the life of four very different people attempting success as performers in Los Angeles until life becomes too much to handle. They meet at a notable Hollywood comedy club, The Last Stand. While waiting for their sets their regular hangout spot is on the roof adjacent to the comedy club. There they form a bond and become fast friends. In dealing with the pressures of life and the industry they become a support unit for each other. Living life in the fast lane their lives start to crumble. As they get closer and closer to the edge, one tragic step ends the pain. Through the lives of Reggie, TD, Bo and Dede we see the drama of comedy.
Cast : Anthony Anderson, Darrin Henson, Todd Williams, Guy Torry, Tami Roman
Directed and written by Russ Parr
The Fabric Of A Man
The Fabric Of A Man is a masterful mix of comedy, romance, and inspiration. It's the story of Dominique Majors, an up-and-coming fashion designer in love with a successful stockbroker who wishes she'd focus less on her career and more on him. Fed up with his controlling ways, she inadvertently stumbles into Ray's Fluff and Fold, an antiquated old-school dry cleaner in downtown Brooklyn. There, she meets Joshua King, played by Darrin DeWitt Henson, a socially conscious, spiritually balanced, and good-looking young tailor who takes interest in more than just her cleaning. Torn between the comfort and security of finance, or the passion and potential for romance, Dominique is forced to decide which fabric of which man best suits her.
"The challenge in this character is to tell the truth about an individual I knew nothing about," Darrin DeWitt Henson says. Darrin's character (Joshua King) is the hero and main character in the play even though he doesn't sing one note. He was the 'good man' that character Dominique (Tammy Townsend) won in the end after dealing with a self-centered, underhanded Blair, played by Clifton Powell (who also doesn't sing).
An irreverent, sassy and heart-warming film for the entire family, THE SALON stars Vivica A. Fox (Jenny)as the inheritor of a neighborhood beauty salon. Jenny is being forced to sell her shop to the Department of Water and Power (DWP) due to eminent domain. She has not told the other tenants in the salon and is trying to build a case to save the shop. The DWP is represented by a hot shot attorney (Darrin Dewitt Henson) who takes a liking to her and a romance begins. This is a fresh look on the inside of a salon where anything can happen.
Enjoy this entertaining ride for the entire family.
From the writer/director and producer of Two Can Play That Game - THE SALON... where you get more than just a hair cut.
Lem Van Adams (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
Henson played Lem Van Adams on the hit Television series Soul Food (the longest running drama with a predominantly African American cast in television history) for five seasons. Henson gave a compelling performance of a street hustler turned husband, father and businessman. His character struggled to balance a drama-free life embodying loyalty to his family with an unstable past life, which included familial dysfunction and repeated prison stays. Depicting Lem was no difficult task for Henson because he believes there's a little Lem in every brother. In Henson's words: "We all want to fight through adversities and feed our families."
Cast: Rockmond Dunbar, Darrin Henson, Boris Kodjoe, Malinda Williams, Nicole Ari Parker, Aaron Meeks, Vanessa A. WilliamsBack to top