Movie Meetup - MKA Institute Film Festival 4/18

The Molefe K. Asante Institute is hosting its annual film festival April 18 & 19 at its headquarters in Germantown. The entire lineup can be accessed here: http://www.mkainstitute.com/Pages/MKAAfAmSchedule%20(1).doc

Let’s meetup and support 12 MONTHS, a really cool documentary I had the pleasure of seeing at last year’s Urbanworld Film Festival. Screening takes place Saturday April 18, 2015 at 6:15pm. Admission is Free and open to the public.
at the
Molefi Kete Asante Institute
5535 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19144
(215) 882-9200

12 Months
Charysse Tia Harper (65m, USA) ‘12 Months’ is a documentary about a Los Angeles man (Tony) who rented his home for the entire year of 2013 for $1 per month to help a family in transitional housing. He never met the family, but offered his 3-bedroom home to give the family a chance to get on their feet. The story follows Felicia Dukes and her four children as they are in Tony’s home, as well as explores the impact that generosity has on the community.

Win A Copy of I REALLY HATE MY EX on DVD

Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of African-American film is giving two lucky readers a copy of the just-released I REALLY HATE MY EX on DVD courtesy of Lionsgate.

Enter to win by sending an email with YOUR FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL and THE PHRASE “I REALLY HATE MY EX” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to reelblackinc@aol.com

The winners will be selected at random and notified next week.  Good luck!

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  • Rowdy romantic dramedy! Three women kidnap their exes and hold them hostage until they get the answers they think they need to be free.
  • Starring
    Chris Spencer, Leon Robinson, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Shari Headley, JD Lawrence, Troy Byer, Bresha Webb, Ernie G., Daphnee Duplaix, Tomiko Fraser Hines, Christopher Bailey, Michael Bernard Beckwith
  • Written and Directed by Troy Byer (Love Don’t Cost A Thing)

Kimberly C. Roberts on RBTV

RBTV’s MIKE D. sat down at PhillyCAM studios with KIMBERLY C. ROBERTS, entertainment writer for the Philadelphia Tribune to discuss her book, Joy Ride! The Stars and Stories of Philly’s Famous Uptown Theater. JOY RIDE is available wherever books are sold.

GET TICKETS NOW FOR REELBLACK BOWLING BASH 2015

Let’s get together and have fun while raising money for our latest project at Reelblack’s Spring Bowling Bash.  Saturday April 25  2-5pm at Liberty Lanes, 6505 Market Street in Upper Darby (right off the El).

Join the Reelblack family for a fun-filled afternoon of bowling, surprises and giveaways.  Light refreshments will be provided (soft pretzels and beverages) and prizes will be awarded for both highest and lowest score.  Bring your team or join forces with new friends.  We have 10 lanes booked from 2-5pm and can accommodate up to 50 bowlers for this event.  Bowl as much as you like within the time frame.

Proceeds will go towards post-production costs of our concert film, LAST NIGHT AT THE FIVE SPOT.

Get your tickets now at http://reelblackbowling2015.brownpapertickets.com

HIP HOP FELLOW WITH 9TH WONDER 4/22 at UPENN

The Hip-Hop Fellow - Film Screening and Discussion with Ninth Wonder

Wednesday April 22 - 6 PM
Annenberg School for Communication-  Room 110
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *Registration Required*

REGISTRATION: https://africana.sas.upenn.edu/hip-hop-fellow-film-screening-discussion-registration-page

Jeff Bradshaw and Kenny Lattimore on RBTV


Trombone virtuoso JEFF BRADSHAW  and KENNY LATTIMORE perform “What Must I Do?” at the TLA on March 31, 2015.  Original version appears on the  CD, HOME: LIVE AT THE KIMMELL CENTER, which is now available wherever you find music. @IAmJeffBradshaw  Camera: Daryl DeBrest and Mike D for Reelblack/Captured Soul.  Edit: Mike D.  Special thanks: Artists First.

Reelblack and BlackStar Present IN THE MORNING/FLEECING LED ZEPPELIN 4/15 at IHouse

Reelblack Inc. and BlackStar Film Festival are proud to host the Philadelphia Premiere of Nefertite Nguvu’s award-winning feature debut IN THE MORNING. Screening will take place at International House, 3701 Chestnut Street on Tuesday April 14 at 7pm. Preceded by the short film FLEECING LED ZEPPELIN by Gabriel Tolliver. FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE.

Tickets are $10 Adults/ $8 Students and Seniors/ $5 Reelblack and IHouse Members (for info on becoming a Reelblack member, visit www.reelblack.com)

Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://ihousephilly.org/calendar/in-the-morning

In The Morning is a feature film about love and its inevitable change/decline. It charts the emotional anatomy of the lives, loves, infidelities, and enduring friendships of a group of inter-connected New Yorkers over the course of one day.

Set in Brooklyn, In The Morning is a searing journey through the lives of nine smart, fiercely articulate New Yorkers. Friends: Harper, Ravi, Fez, Bly and Amara gather to bid farewell to one of their own moving abroad, and debate the compromise and loss of their youthful ideals regarding marriage, fidelity, life, and love. Two lovers: Malik and Cadence, meet to ceremoniously end a whirlwind romance that has collapsed under the weight of fears, obligations, and regrets. A couple: Zuri and Leal, sift through the remains of their broken relationship as they try to make a life-altering decision. They begin to come to terms with their disintegrated trust, and the possibility of renewal. For everyone, life will be indelibly altered in the morning. Winner Audience Award-Urbanworld Film Festival. Official Selection Pan African Film Festival, New Voices In Black Cinema.

Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu and cast members Kim Hill, Alzo Slade, Hoji Fortuna and CJ Lindsey will be in attendance. Q&A Moderated by Maori Holmes.

Trailer - Nefertite Nguvu's 'In The Morning' from Tambay A Obenson on Vimeo.

Screening with:

Fleecing Led Zeppelin



dir. Gabriel Tolliver, USA, 2014, digital, 20 min.

In 1973 someone stole $200,000 from Led Zeppelin’s safety deposit box. Forty years later, it creates a Pandora’s box of trouble for a New York City cop.

Filmmaker Gabriel Tolliver will be in attendance.

Nefertite Nguvu Today on WURD | 11:20am


Tune in today at 11:20pm  Reelblack’s Mike D. will be sitting in with Stephanie Renee for the mid-morning Mojo when filmmaker NEFERTITE NGUVU will be calling in to talk about her film IN THE MORNING, which screens Tuesday at IHouse.

Listen live at   http://900amwurd.com
Join the Conversation: 866-361-0900 or 215-634-8065

Reelblack And PEC Present CAPPUCCINO (1998) | A “Lost” Classic 4/10

Reelblack and PEC continue their successful Second Fridays movie series with a rare public screening of the underground cult classic CAPPUCCINO (1998). Never released on DVD (or YouTube), The original VHS is highly sought-after by collectors, commanding hundreds of dollars.

As an added bonus, filmmaker Craig Ross Jr will be part of a special Q&A via Skype.

At the United Bank Building 3750 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104 Admission is $5.00 (includes refreshments).

Directed by Craig Ross Jr., Cappucino features James Black as Victor Erickson, a hot young writer with what could best be described as a tepid personal life. Victor, frustrated with the predictability of his marriage, decides he’s ready and willing to try something new; a vow which would mark the impeccably timed entrance of Cappucino (Angelle Brooks), a sexy, mysterious woman who exhibits an unnerving amount of knowledge about Victor. From his fantasies and desires to his common goals, Cappucino seems to know it all. Though initially enthralled with the femme fatale, Victor comes to wonder exactly how she came across so much of his personal information, and begins to wonder if Cappucino’s presence in his life is a blessing or a curse.

Hancock/Corea Winners Announced

CONTEST HAS ENDED.  Congrats to Melody Forrester, Lenny Seidman  and Stephanie Shepard who won tix to this Saturday’s Hancock/Corea show at Academy of Music.

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Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of African-American film is giving three lucky readers a tickets to see HERBIE HANCOCK AND CHICK COREA  this Saturday at the Academy of Music 8:00pm.

Enter to win by sending an email with YOUR FULL NAME AND PHONE NUMBER IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL and THE PHRASE “HANCOCK/COREA” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to reelblackinc@aol.com

The winner will be selected at random and notified Thursday.  Good luck!

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For more than half a century, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock have been blazing their own paths of artistic innovation at the keyboard. From the great Miles Davis bands of the 1960s, to the stadium-filling, genre-shattering Headhunters and Return to Forever of the ’70s, to the unparalleled, award-winning careers ever since, Corea and Hancock are among the most important influences on jazz-and beyond-of our time. In a rare and historic duo performance, jazz royalty reigns as they come together for a very special evening of music.

Get tickets now at http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/?id=5128

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