LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RLJ Entertainment's Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents the gripping psychodrama, Second Coming, premiering on May 6, 2016. Written and directed by Olivier Award-winning playwright, Debbie Tucker Green, the film stars Idris Elba (Luther, Beasts of No Nation, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and Nadine Marshall (The Smoking Room, Waterloo Road) as a married couple left with unanswered questions when the wife mysteriously becomes pregnant despite their lack of intimacy.
Receiving a BAFTA award nomination for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2014.The film is distributed in the U.S. by Film Movement. Available on urbanmoviechannel.com, UMC is the first urban-focused streaming service in North America showcasing quality and exclusive urban content designed for African American and urban audiences from RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE).
As busy, working parents, Jackie and Mark haven't been intimate in quite some time. However, Jackie abruptly discovers that she is pregnant. She knows it's not her husband Mark's, but claims she hasn't been with anyone else either. The unnerving side effects of her pregnancy begin to affect her mental state, creating turmoil within the family that is only made worse by Mark's fury. Second Coming follows the close knit family over the course of a year as they navigate their way through family life and cope with an unexplainable pregnancy.
Film Movement CEO Michael Rosenberg says "We're very excited that SECOND COMING'S exclusive premiere will be on UMC. Not only is it the perfect platform for the film to debut on and just in time for Mother's Day, but this also marks the first time Film Movement and UMC are working together on a title. We look forward to continuing to find ways to work with the UMC team on future releases."
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ABOUT RLJ ENTERTAINMENT
RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is an entertainment content distribution company in primarily North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. RLJE's titles are distributed in multiple formats including broadcast television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, and digital streaming.
With its popular OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), RLJE targets distinct, premium audiences and Urban niche audiences. The company grows its proprietary digital channels through development, acquisition, and distribution of exclusive rights of program franchises and feature film content.
Through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, RLJE owns all rights to the hit UK mystery series Foyle's War and is developing new programs. RLJE owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited, which manages the intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the greatest works of mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic sleuths Miss Marple and Poirot. Through its proprietary e-commerce web sites for the Acorn brand in North America and the UK, the company also has direct contacts and billing relationships with millions of consumers.
ABOUT UMC - URBAN MOVIE CHANNEL
Urban Movie Channel was created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET). UMC is a premium subscription-based service which features quality urban content showcasing feature films, documentaries, original series, stand-up comedy, and other exclusive content for African American and urban audiences. New titles added weekly include live stand-up specials like Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand Up and Comedy Underground Series, and performances featuring Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx and comedic rock star Kevin Hart; dramas including Blackbird starring Academy Award® winning actress and comedian Mo'Nique, Isaiah Washington, and directed by Patrik-Ian Polk, and Playin' For Love, starring and directed by Robert Townsend; documentaries including Bill Duke's Dark Girls and I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac; action/thrillers including The Colony starring Laurence Fishburne; and stage play productions including What My Husband Doesn't Know by David E. Talbert. For more information visit: www.urbanmoviechannel.com.
Media Inquiries: Traci Otey Blunt, 301.830.6204, umc@RLJEntertainment.com
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