Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Omari Hardwick co-star in the first film distributed by a newly created coalition of Black film festivals. “I Will Follow,” which also features Beverly Todd and Blair Underwood, chronicles a life in the day of a successful young woman, who discovers she has cancer.

The film is playing at the AMC Criterion 6 in the Santa Monica Promenade, the AMC Marina Pacifica in Long Beach and the AMC South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach through March 26.