WIN A “GET OUT” BLU-RAY DVD COMBO

Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of Black Film, is giving away seven (7) Blu-Ray/DVD combos of Jordan Peele’s breakout hit GET OUT, courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Enter to win by sending an email with your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THE MESSAGE AND THE PHRASE “GET OUT” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to reelblackinc@aol.com
Winners will be announced Friday. Good luck!

When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. This speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) is equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary.

  • Digital Copy of Get Out (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Alternate Ending with Optional Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele
  • Unveiling the Horror of Get Out
  • Q&A Discussion with Writer/Diretor Jordan Peele and the Cast
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Jordan Peele
  • Alternate Ending with Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele
  • WIN A COPY OF THE WATERMELON ON ON DVD

    Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of Black Film, is giving away two DVDs of the recentlyreleased 20th Anniversary restoration of THE WATERMELON WOMAN, Cheryl Dunye’s landmark black queer film, courtesy of First Run Features.
    Enter to win by sending an email with your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THE MESSAGE AND THE PHRASE “WATERMELON WOMAN” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to reelblackinc@aol.com

    Winners will be announced Friday.  Good luck!

    *****
    Now remastered for its 20th Anniversary, with Pristine 2K HD Restoration overseen by 13 Gen, “The Watermelon Woman” was released on DVD and VOD January 31, 2017.

    Set in Philadelphia, “The Watermelon Woman” is the story of Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye), a twenty-something black lesbian struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, a beautiful and elusive 1930s black film actress popularly known as “The Watermelon Woman.” While uncovering the meaning of Fae Richards’ life, Cheryl experiences a total upheaval in her personal life. Her love affair with Diana (Guinevere Turner, “Go Fish”), a beautiful white woman, and her interactions with the gay and black communities, are subject to the comic yet biting criticism of her best friend Tamara (Valerie Walker). Meanwhile, each answer Cheryl discovers about the Watermelon Woman evokes a flurry of new questions about herself and her future.

    Win Express Tix To The CARS 3 TOUR This Saturday

    This weekend, CARS 3 ROAD TO THE RACES Tour rolls into the Cherry Hill Mall. Fans will be able to catch a sneak peek of the movie, take photos with life-size characters from the film, and participate in various fun activities. Reelblack is giving away 5 family-4-packs  that grant winners EXPRESS race-lane entry into the tour on Saturday, May 13.
    Enter to win by sending an email with your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THE MESSAGE AND THE PHRASE “CARS 3″ IN THE SUBJECT LINE to reelblackinc@aol.com

    Winners will be announced late this afternoon.  Good luck!

    YOUNG MC IS TODAY’S GUEST ON REELBLACK RADIO

    Tune in today at 11am ET to Reelblack Radio. At 11:10am we will chart with filmmaker BRETT STORY, whose documentary, The Prison in Twelve Landscapres, Premiere on PBS’ Independent Lens on May 8.
    At 11:30, Grammy-winning rapper MARVIN YOUNG (Young MC) will call in to discuss JUSTICE SERVED, a new film he directed and co-stars in, which will be released on VOD on Tuesday.
    Tune in/listen live at www.900amwurd.com

    FREE SCREENING - DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST AT AAMP 5/5

    Films at AAMP: Daughters of the Dust Screening & Artists Talk
    Friday, May 5, 6 to 9 p.m.
    Cost: Free with RSVP
    In conjunction with our latest special exhibition, Tone Poems & Light Stories: The Great Migration presented in collaboration with Scribe Video Center, theAfrican American museum in Philadelphia presents a special screening of the 25th anniversary restoration of Julie Dash’s landmark film, Daughters of the Dust.
    At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina - former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions - struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots. The story unfolds over the course of a family picnic, the last supper. Along the way, the film saturates us with impressionistic colors, African symbolism, Geechee-Gullah rituals, cooking, dialect, and the sound of field cries, all expressing the complex resonances of the Lowcountry lifestyle.
    The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, Daughters of the Dust was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991. Casting a long legacy,Daughters of the Dust still resonates today, most recently as a major in influence on Beyonce’s video album “Lemonade.” Restored (in conjunction with UCLA) for the first time with proper color grading overseen by cinematographer AJ Jafa, audiences can now see the film exactly as Julie Dash intended.
    This event is free and open to the public, and is part of Art Sanctuary’s month long Celebration of Black Arts festival lineup. Doors for this event will open at 5:30 p.m. Then at 6 p.m., the event will kick off with a Tone Poems & Light Stories: The Great Migration artist talk, which will be followed by the film screening. RSVP today!

    Win A Download of I Am Not Your Negro

    Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of Black Film, is giving away a three download codes for LIKE I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO from FandangoNOW, the premium on-demand video service from Fandango.
    Enter to win by sending an email with your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THE MESSAGE AND THE PHRASE “NOT YOUR NEGRO” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to reelblackinc@aol.com

    Winners will be announced Friday.  Good luck!

    *****

    Directed by Raoul Peck, I Am Not Your Negro has ignited conversation since its theatrical release as it dives into the Civil Rights Movement and topics that are still very relevant in today’s conversation about American injustices. Adapted from James Baldwin’s unfinished book, “Remember This House,” and narrated by Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), the documentary revisits the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers, while relaying a powerful message that’s vital to all Americans.

    FILMMAKERS AYOKA CHENZIRA JAMAL HILL AND SYDNEY FREELAND ON FRIDAY’S REELBLACK RADIO

    Tune in Friday at 11am ET for Reelblack Radio on The Mojo.  Mike and Steph will speak with Filmmaker AYOYKA CHENZIRA (and Philly native), who recently released a DVD boxset of her pioneering film and video work. We will also talk with director SYDNEY FREELAND whose 2017 Sundance hit, Deidra and Laney Rob A Train recently debuted on Netflix and writer/director JAMAL HILL, whose DUECES drops tomorrow on Netflix.

    Listen live at http://www.mainstreamnetwork.com/listen/player.asp?station=wurd-am

    or watch on facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/900amwurd/

    REELBLACK PRESENTS KNUCKLEHEAD 4/14 AT UNITED BANK

    Reelblack is proud to host a very special screening of KNUCKLEHEAD, starring Gbenga Akinnagbe, Alfre Woodard and Amari Cheatom.  Screening will take place on Friday April 14, 2017 at 7:15pm atthe United Bank Bulding, 3750 Lancaster Avenue in University City. Admission is $7 adults / $5 Reelblack Members, Students and Seniors.

    Following the screening, writer/director BEN BOWMAN and actor/producer GBENGA AKINNAGBE will join us live via Skype for a Q&A.

    When his brother (Amari Cheatom - Night Catches Us, Newlyweeds) is shot, mentally disabled Langston Bellows (Gbenga Akinnagbe - The Wire, The Good Wife) is left without a protector in Brooklyn’s housing projects. Now under the control of his abusive mother (Alfre Woodard - 12 Years a Slave, Luke Cage) Langston must take his future into his own hands. He sets out to find the one doctor he believes can cure him, a celebrity magazine columnist who touts questionable prescription drug cocktails. If Langston can become “mentally excellent”, it will mean moving into an apartment of his own with his girlfriend, who may herself be a creation of his wishful thinking. Plunged into the unscrupulous world of pharmaceutical marketing, the search for his mysterious doctor and hero leads to some surprising discoveries. Langston strives for independence from his prior life, from his mother, and from his fractured mind. Released by RLJ Entertainment in the U.S. and Canada in the fall of 2016, KNUCKLEHEAD has received critical praise and won awards at film festivals across the North America, including the VH1 Audience Award (2015, ABFF).

    Reelblack Presents Black TV Movies at the Rotunda on 4/13

    • I’ve been asked to curate a night at Andrew’s Video Vault and decided to screen two rarely-seen TV movies from the 70s starring icons Levar Burton and Jimmie Walker.  Please come support.

      Thursday April 13, 2017 At the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street (next door to the Cinemark Theater). Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:10.  BYOB. Admission is Free.

      APRIL 13 – REEL BLACK CINEMA PRESENTS TV MOVIES OF THE 1970s
      Dummy (1979 / 75 minutes)
      Levar Burton plays a deaf mute wrongly accused of rape and murder. Based on the real-life case of Donald Lang, this Emmy-nominated film co-stars Paul Sorvino as hearing impaired lawyer Lowell Myers.
      The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (1977 / 100 minutes)
      Adapted from the novel by Don Robertson, Jimmie Walker plays a high school basketball player stricken with sickle-cell anemia. Tony nominated director Gilbert Moses enlists a strong supporting cast, which includes James Earl Jones, Kevin Hooks and Debbie Allen (re-teamed with her Good Times co-star Walker in her movie debut).
      Guest Host and Curator: Mike D.

    ARRAY’S NAMOUR NOW STREAMING ON NETFLIX

    NAMOUR is a film about why life can feel like it’s passing us by. Chronicling the unraveling of Steven Bassem (Kalim Saleh), a valet driver for a trendy Los Angeles restaurant caught between his dead-end job and the demands of his Arab-American immigrant family. NAMOUR made its world premiere at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival where Egyptian-American filmmaker (and Philly resident) Heidi Saman garnered the festival’s LA Muse Award.

    NAMOUR debuts on Netflix starting March 15 via ARRAY.

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