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*After a successful run in select AMC Theatres earlier this year, Image Entertainment releases on DVD and Digital Download the film “Black Coffee” starring Lamman Rucker (“Why Did I Get Married?”), Erica Hubbard (“Let’s Stay Together”), Darrin Dewitt Henson (“Stomp the Yard”), Gabrielle Dennis (“The Game”) and Christian Keyes (“Let’s Stay Together”) on April 8.

“If people want to have a great time with loved ones, family and friends or on a romantic date, “Black Coffee” is a great movie to watch. It will start conversation and raise eyebrows to the average viewer,” said Darrin Dewitt Henson. “It is a feel good movie with a great twist and a lovely ending.”

In the film, Robert (Darrin Henson) picked the wrong time to meet his soul mate!  After being fired from his own father’s company, he feels like his luck has run out – until Morgan (Gabrielle Dennis) enters into his life.  Just as things start to heat up between them, trouble brews as Morgan’s ex-husband (Lamman Rucker) vows to get her back and Robert’s gold-digging ex-girlfriend (Erica Hubbard) returns with an agenda of her own. With the help of his cousin (Christian Keyes), Robert’s about to find out how much good can come out of a bad situation in this charming romantic comedy that’s good to the last drop.

It’s been a while since Lamman Rucker has played a character that can be called the villain.

“He really isn’t a likeableguy andthat is significantly different frommost of the characters people have seen me play. He’s kindof a jerk. Deep down he does care for Morgan,” Rucker said.

The DVD has a suggested retail value of $27.97 and will include behind-the-scenes footage and a photo gallery.

Both Henson and Rucker are excited about the flux of African-American film projects that show the demographic in a positive light.

“I think really what’s happening is people are adapting to the technology that has become available. Black people arenot often considered mainstream,” Rucker said. “We have also been responsible for writing our own stories. I think it’s encouraging that we have the knowledge and talent and skill. I am excited about it. “

According to Henson, “The state of black film is getting stronger andmore creative and all we have to keep doing is the work.”