Also coming to UMC in February, Breaking a Monster chronicles the journey of three 7th graders from Brooklyn, New York who spend their weekends playing heavy metal/speed punk music in Times Square as the band "Unlocking the Truth." When the band's Internet fame explodes and the music industry comes calling, Malcolm, Jarad and Alec feel like anything is possible but are soon confronted with the realities that come with being rockstars. In their first year, the band goes from three kids just playing the music they love, to the very adult world of touring, managers and a $1.8 million record contract – all in pursuit of living out their heavy metal dreams. Breaking a Monster first premiered at the 2015 SXSW festival and will be available on UMC beginning Friday, February 3, 2017. Available at urbanmoviechannel.com, UMC is the first premium subscription streaming service that showcases quality African American and urban entertainment across all genres from RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE).
Created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is the first subscription streaming service created for African American and urban audiences in North America that features quality urban content and showcases feature films, documentaries, original series, stand-up comedy, and other exclusive content. New titles added weekly include live stand-up specials like Gary Owen's I AGREE WITH MYSELF, and performances featuring The Daily Show host Trevor Noah and comedic rock star Kevin Hart; comedy films including #LUCKY NUMBER starring Method Man; dramas including KNUCKLEHEAD starring Emmy Award winning actress Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe and SECOND COMING starring Golden Globe Award winner Idris Elba and Nadine Marshall; documentaries including Tim Reid Presents: THE LEGACY DOCUMENTARY SERIES; action/thrillers including THE SIN SEER starring Isaiah Washington and Lisa Arrindell Anderson; and stage play productions including David E. Talbert's ANOTHER MAN WILL. UMC offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year.
UMC Press Contact: Farah Noel, 301.830.6247, fnoel@RLJEntertainment.com
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