Black or White - Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer
Black or White - Elliott Anderson (Kevin Costner) and Rowena Jeffers (Octavia Spencer) © 2014 Blackwhite LLC, photo by Tracey Bennett

Black or White, inspired by actual events, looks at two seemingly different worlds and is anchored by two great actors, Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer.

Black or White is, of course, a common theme. Back in 1991 Michael Jackson had a song titled Black or White where the words were “that it doesn’t matter if you want to be his brother, it doesn’t matter if you’re black or white”.

Check out the trailer, clips and short video feature of this interesting sounding movie where a child is being torn between these two worlds.

Black or White – Official lowdown


Black or White is the story of a grandfather (Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter.

When her paternal grandmother (Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer) seeks custody with the help of her brother (Anthony Mackie), the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding.

Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white.

Cast includes Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jillian Estell, Bill Burr, Jennifer Ehle, André Holland, Gillian Jacobs and Anthony Mackie. Written and Directed by Mike Binder.


Black or White – Theatrical release dates

US and Canada: January 30, 2015


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online