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Antebellum (2020)

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Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.





Cast overview, first billed only:
Arabella Landrum ... Little Blonde Girl
Jena Malone ... Elizabeth
Eric Lange ... Him / Senator Denton
Janelle Monáe ... Veronica / Eden
Tongayi Chirisa ... Eli / Professor Tarasai
Achok Majak Achok Majak ... Amara (Ghanian Queen)
Jack Huston ... Captain Jasper
Kiersey Clemons ... Julia
T.C. Matherne ... Purcell
Robert Aramayo ... Daniel
Marque Richardson ... Nick
London Boyce ... Kennedi
Bernard Hocke ... Talking Head
Dayna Schaaf ... Yoga Instructor
Gabourey Sidibe ... Dawn

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Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future - before it's too late. Visionary filmmakers Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz (Bush + Renz) - best known for their pioneering advertising work engaged in the fight for social justice - write, produce and direct their first feature film, teaming with QC Entertainment, producer of the Academy Award winning films GET OUT and BLACKkKLANSMAN, Zev Foreman, Lezlie Wills, and Lionsgate for the terrifying new thriller ANTEBELLUM.

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, language, and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Antebellum world wide release dates have been postponed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). See more »


Captain Jasper says he is the 9th Infantry. However, his trousers have a yellow stripe on the leg, indicating that he is in the Cavalry. See more »


Sarah: The unresolved past can certainly wreak havoc on the present.
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13th Century Metal
Written by Brittany Howard, Robert Glasper, and Nate Smith
Performed by Brittany Howard
Courtesy of ATO Records
By arrangement with ZYNC Music/A Roundhill Company
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A certain segment of the population are very salty
21 September 2020 | by brando-22300See all my reviews

It's not your typical scary movie, but it certainly depicts real life horror. I knew going into the movie not to trust the reviews. I've often found that movies made by African-Americans about African-Americans and played by African-Americans upset a certain segment of the United States population and those individuals are very vocal and tend to write nasty reviews. So, I knew this would be no different. As the movie progressed, I saw why those particular individuals were salty. You'll see reviews that say this is "fear mongering" or creating racial tensions (as if they didn't already exist). One review even said it misrepresents the past. These reviews are laughable and quite disingenuous.

If you're not among the salty population, then you may just enjoy this. But, and let's be honest here, if you believe the confederate flag is a symbol of your heritage, you're going to be salty AF watching this.

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Release Date:

18 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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