In honor of the release of I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, Reelblack presents a pair of rare documentaries featuring the late author, including the Philadelphia premiere of MEETING THE MAN: JAMES BALDWIN IN PARIS (1971). Followed by a discussion.
Friday February 10 at 7:15pm. At the United Bank Building, 3750 Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia 19104. Suggested donation: $5.00
Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris
Terence Dixon, UK/France, 1971, digital projection, 31m
An extremely rare film document photographed by Jack Hazan (Rude Boy, A Bigger Splash) in several symbolic locations, including the Place de la Bastille. As Hazan recounts: “Things don’t go to plan for him and the film crew when a couple of young black Vietnam draft dodgers impose themselves on the American. Baldwin wrestles with being a role model to the black youths, denouncing Western colonialism and crimes against African Americans while at the same time demonstrating his mastery and understanding of the culture he supposedly despises.”
Special thanks to Jake Perlin and Rich Blint, who programmed The Devil Finds Work - James Baldwin On Film series at Lincoln Center in 2016.
Lets support opening weekend of SLEEPLESS, the new thriller starring Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union. Pledge to attend the 11:50am show at the UA Riverview in South Philly. Afterward, join us for lunch at Ruby Buffet for discussion and giveaways.
Event is DUTCH TREAT. Get tix in advance at http://www.fandango.com/uariverviewplazastadium17rpx26imax_aadib/theaterpage?date=1/14/2017
SLEEPLESS stars Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground.
“The Oscar for this year’s Best Documentary belongs to 13th, Ava DuVernay’s incendiary, indelible and indispensable document about the myth of racial equality in America.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Join Reelblack and the African American Museum (701 Arch Street) in Philadelphia for a FREE screening of Ava DuVernay’s 13TH. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the issues addressed in this film. Panelists will be announced shortly. This screening is presented as part of AAMP’s annual MLK Weekend Celebration sponsored by Citizens Bank. Community partners: 900AM-WURD, BlackStar Film Festival, Scribe Video Center, Greater Philadelphia Film Office and Philadelphia Sunday Sun.
Confirmed to moderate is 900AM WURD Program Director Stephanie Renee. Panelists for Friday’s screening are
Mitchell Chance, public speaker and author of The Great Hijack https://www.amazon.com/Great-Hijack-stealing-Talented-through/dp/1539478823
William L. Goldsby, Chair Reconstruction Inc. Author, Reconstructing Rage https://www.amazon.com/Reconstructing-Rage-Transformative-Incarceration-Spirituality
El Sawyer, Filmmaker and Social Justice Activist http://pullofgravityfilm.com/bios/
National Youth Advocate, Author of ‘Lessons of Redemption’ and ‘Uprising in the City’ https://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Redemption-Kevin-Shird/dp/1908518235
Doors: 6:00 pm
Screening: 6:30 pm
More about 13TH
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing film refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity.With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. A Netflix original documentary.
Win an official dad hat from the Golden Globe nominated #hiddenfences movie. Send an email with your full name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org With the phrase “Fences Hat” in subject line. Good luck!
Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera celebrate 11 years of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series with “The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 Season” on the big screen.
Reelblack is giving five lucky readers a pair of passes to see NABUCCO on Saturday January 7 at 12:55pm. We have passes to local theaters in the city as well as in the suburban areas.
ENTER TO WIN BY SENDING AN EMAIL WITH YOUR FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER and MAILING ADDRESS IN THE BODY OF THE MESSAGE to email@example.com. Winner will be selected at random and notified this evening.
The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.
For tickets and list of theaters, visit http://www.fathomevents.com/event/the-met-live-in-hd-2016-17-season/more-info/the-met-live-in-hd-2016-17-season
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HULU is the only streaming service you can watch A&E and History Channel’s acclaimed ROOTS Miniseries, just in time for the holiday’s. In celebration, Reelblack is offering one lucky reader a FULL YEAR’S SUBSCRIPTION to HULU ($144 value). For those looking to “cut the cord,” Hulu is the best place for streaming current hit TV shows on demand, plus they have tons of original shows, kids shows and hit movies.
Casting and cinema locations are subject to change.
Reelblack is giving five (5) lucky readers passes for two to see OLD STONE, the acclaimed Chinese psychological thriller, which opens this Friday (12/9) at the Ritz at The Bourse (4th and Ranstead) in Philadelphia. Pass is good for any screening next week Monday-Thursday.
Enter to win by sending an email with your FULL NAME and MAILING ADDRERSS in the body of the message and THE PHRASE “OLD STONE PASSES” in the Subject line to Reelblackinc@live.com Winner will be announced Thursday night.
In Johnny Ma’s thrilling debut feature, a Chinese taxi driver finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare where no good deed goes unpunished. Beginning as a gritty social-realist drama before u-turning into a blood-drenched noir, Old Stone follows the repercussions of a car accident in a society where life is cheap and compassion is ruinously expensive.
When a drunken passenger causes Lao Shi to swerve and hit a motorcyclist, the driver stops to help the injured man. When no police or ambulance arrive he drives the victim to the hospital, checks him in and finds himself liable for the man’s medical bills. The repercussions of Shi’s selfless act expose a society rife with bone-chilling callousness and bureaucratic indifference. On the verge of losing his cab, his job and his family, Lao Shi (in a magnificent performance by Chen Gang) has to resort to desperate measures to survive.
Join us in support of 25th Anniversary restoration of Daughters of the Dust the afternoon of Saturday December 10 at the Ritz at the Bourse, 4th Street between Market and Chestnut at 1:10pm.
Afterward, we will walk down the street to Cosi Coffee Shop for discussion and giveaways (including a few Daughters of the Dust posters kindly provided by Cohen Media Group).
25 years after its world theatrical premiere at Film Forum, Julie Dash’s groundbreaking DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST returns in a stunning new restoration. Set in the legendary Sea Islands off the South Carolina/Georgia coast in 1902, the film follows a Gullah family (descendants of West African slaves) on the eve of its migration to the North. Led by a group of women who carry with them ancient African traditions, the extended family readies itself to leave behind friends, loved ones and their insulated way of life. Can these women hold fast to their sacred religious beliefs and customs, or will they be swept into the race toward an era of science and industry? This richly costumed drama, structured in tableaux to reflect the art and icons of African tradition, testifies movingly to the secret celebrations and packed-away sorrows of African-American women.