Trailer Roundup: Lovers Rock and So Does Batwoman

Lovers Rock (2020); Batwoman, Season 2 (2020)Screenshot: Amazon Prime Video/YouTube, The CW/YouTube

I hope you’re having a better week than Rudy Giuliani, who seems to be slowly turning into Venom, but if you’re not…I have some trailers to tickle your fancy! Let’s get to it…

Princess of the Row (Digital and Video On Demand; Release Date: Nov. 27)

First Impressions: Princess of the Row follows 14-year-old Alicia (Tayler Buck), who is faced with caring for her houseless, mentally ill father who lives on Skid Row in Los Angeles, while she’s also struggling to maintain in an abusive foster care system. This one looks like it’ll be very emotional. Plus, I heard TikTok sensation Tabitha Brown even appears in the film

Lovers Rock (Amazon Prime Video; Release Date: Nov. 27)

First Impressions: We’ve already debuted the extended trailer for Steve McQueen’s complete Small Axe anthology series, but each film within the series is getting its own trailer, too! Next up—Lovers Rock. Swoooooon.

MLK/FBI (Select Theaters and On Demand; Release Date: Jan. 15, 2021)

First Impressions: This fall, we debuted an exclusive clip from this documentary from Sam Pollard during its festival circuit and now we know we have an official countdown for the film’s wide release. As you can probably guess from the title, this will be an in-depth expose of the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

20/20 – Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor (ABC; Release Date: Nov. 20 at 9 p.m. ET)

First Impressions: ABC News and the Courier Journal in Louisville are teaming up to take a 2-hour deep dive into the Breonna Taylor case, including “9-1-1 calls and interrogation tapes to jailhouse calls, surveillance photos and hundreds of pages of police records.”

40 Years A Prisoner (HBO; Release Date: Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)

First Impressions: In this documentary, Mike Africa Jr., the son of one of two MOVE members arrested on the now-historic day in 1978 when the Philadelphia police raided the radical, back-to-nature group. That day, one of the most controversial shootouts in American history occurred, and Africa Jr. is committed to finding out the truth about what really happened.

Always And Forever (Limited Theaters and On Demand; Now Playing)

First Impressions: In this psychological thriller, Lauren London is making her return to the screen. Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Power), Loretta Devine, Rocsi Diaz, Wood Harris and Deborah Ayorinde (Girls Trip) also star in this film about four childhood friends who must grapple with the trauma (a “deadly secret” per the trailer) they experienced long ago at summer camp.

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