At International House, 3701 Chestnut Street in West Philly.
$10 adults/ $8 Students and Seniors/ $5 Reelblack Season 11 and IHouse members.Featuring:
RBTV’s MIKE D sat down with director CARLOS SALDANHA to discuss his latest project, RIO 2. The ICE AGE creator talks about the changes in computer animation in the past 20 years, the role of a director in animation and offers words of advice in this exclusive clip. RIO 2 is in theaters now. Camera: Rob Kates.
Reelblack and Universal Home Entertainment are giving away 2 copies of Tim Story’s comedy Ride Along (2014), starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, and Tika Sumpter, which comes out Tuesday on Blu-Ray/DVD.
For the past two years, high school security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) has been trying to show decorated detective James (Ice Cube) that he’s more than just a video game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister. When Ben finally gets accepted into the police academy, James invites him on a ride-along designed to scare the hell out of him and ultimately demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it. Also starring John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne, Ride Along is an action-packed comedy with big thrills and even bigger laughs.
Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-ray:
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted Scenes
- Alternate Take
- Kev & Cube’s Wild Ride: Audiences will experience Kevin Hart and Ice Cube’s electrifying chemistry in a short feature that shows first hand how these two megastars fed each other creatively, how Hart’s energy fueled the process, and what he learned about dedication and focus by working with Ice Cube.
- An Explosive Ride: Ever wonder what it would be like to be beaten up by Laurence Fishburne? This trip behind the scenes will expose the hilarious exchanges between the stars and their stunt doubles.
- You Gonna Learn Today: An inside look at the film’s many hilarious off-script moments including b-roll, dailies and alternate takes that showcase the stars’ incredible comic gifts.
- Anatomy of the Big Blast: Watch as the cast and crew prep for the movie’s most explosive sequence!
Enter to win by sending an email with YOUR FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL and THE PHRASE “RIDE ALONG” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to email@example.com
The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Good luck!
ARRAY, the multi-platform distribution label of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), today announced the acquisition of Slamdance 2014 Official Documentary Selection, VANISHING PEARLS. Marking the directorial debut of Louisiana native Nailah Jefferson, VANISHING PEARLS will be released on April 18, 2014 in NY and LA to coincide with the fourth anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. ARRAY has acquired worldwide distribution rights. The announcement was made by AFFRM Founder Ava DuVernay.
The film will have a special, one night only screening on May 21, 2014 at Philadelphia’s International House.
Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, VANISHING PEARLS chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation in Pointe a la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf coast. The filmmaker delves into the worst environmental disaster in American history just as news cameras leave the scene of the crime. While 49 Million barrels of oil settle in the once vibrant coastal waters, a generations-old community of African-American fishermen pledge to fight for justice, accountability and their way of life.
“Nailah has created a breathtaking documentary set against one of the worst environmental catastrophes in US history by highlighting the economic and cultural losses with a strikingly personal approach. We’re pleased to work with this exciting new documentarian in connecting VANISHING PEARLS with its audience,” explained ARRAY’s Managing Director Tilane Jones.
The deal was negotiated by Gordon Bobb of Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano on behalf of AFFRM.
Please join us Friday April 11 at 7pm for a very special screening of RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC. Preceded by the short film CAN’T SELL DRUGS IN THE LIB NO MORE by Milton McGriff.
Friday April 11, 2014 at 4017 LANCASTER AVENUE on the main corridor. Admission is $5.00 (includes refreshments).
This moving portrait of legendary comedian Richard Pryor chronicles his life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise as one of the most respected comic actors of the 20th century. Often misunderstood during the height of his celebrity, the late superstar has never been profiled this extensively. Marina Zenovich’s revealing and entertaining film lays bare the demons with which he struggled, and it reminds us just how daring and dangerous artistic freedom can be.
Zenovich has created a definitive cinematic profile of the comedy icon. Featuring appearances from comedy royalty Mel Brooks, Robin Williams, Dave Chappelle, Paul Mooney and a host of others, the film offers unprecedented access to members of his family and inner circle. Totally unbiased, Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic features rarely seen footage of the artist at work and delves deeply into the public and private lives of this very complex man. Zenovich continues to exercise her methods of revelation with this remarkable film, easily engaging those who may be unaware of Pryor’s struggles and triumphs beyond the silver screen.
—Loren Hammonds, Tribeca Film Fest
Image Entertainment releases MARK HARRIS’ BLACK COFFEE on DVD today. Black Coffee enjoyed a limited theatrical release earlier this year. One of Mark’s earlier films, BLACK BUTTERFLY, screened at Reelblack’s Soul Food Cinema. Support quality independent film. Catch BLACK COFFEE at Walmart, Amazon and Redbox.
SPACE IS VERY LIMITED SO GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
General Admission: $25
WURD Members: $20
(WURD Members, please call the station at (215) 425-7875 between the hours of 9:00am and 4:30pm Monday-Friday to get your exclusive discount code)
Breakfast and workshop materials are included with the ticket price.
Chris Rabb, Adjunct professor at Temple University, Fox School of Business
Executive VP, Wilco Electronic Systems & FCC Advisor
Daryl H. Bryant
CEO & Founder of StartupValley.com
Creator, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” (and a forthcoming HBO pilot!)
Managing Partner, National Minority Angel Network
Founder, Nomadness, LLC
Tonight at Reuben’s Marc (8131 Stenton Avenue in Mt. Airy) Friday 4/4 at 8pm. COVER :$10
The Community Jazz Project’s 2nd floor is proud to present the legendary Sam Reed & his band. In observance of Jazz Appreciation Month, Sam will be highlighting the music of the “Mighty Burner”, Philly’s own Charlie Earland. Charles was one of the great Soul-Jazz Organist of his Day. Although influenced by Jimmy Smith & Jimmy McGriff, Charles soon developed his own swinging style.
Sam Reed was the former Band director for the world renowned Uptown Theater in Philadelphia. During his tenure he added Jazz shows to what was at that time an R&B, Blues and rock and roll venue.
For some years, Sam Reed was also the musical director for Teddy Pendergrass, and in the early 1970s, he was the “horn contractor” for Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International Records. Sam will be joined by Sonny Keaton on the organ, Wayne Morgan on drums and George Parakis on the guitar. The lovely & talented Barbara Yates will be the featured vocalist.
A Fundraiser for Betty Leacraft
Fiber Mixed Media Artist
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Community Education Center (CEC)
Raised: $1,500.00 to date.
Goal: $5,000 by the May 8, 2014 deadline
If you are unable to attend, please consider making a secure donation of
$25.00, $35.00, $50.00 or more by visiting the PayPal link below.
In the behalf of Betty Leacraft
Event Sponsor: The Community Education Center (CEC)
Joe Kim, founder of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, is curating a Korean Film Series at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that runs each Wednesday in April at 6pm. The film series features a mix of contemporary Korean films, documentaries, and classics and showcases traditional and modern Korean culture with themes explored in the museum’s Treasures from Korea exhibition. Films are screened in the museum’s Van Pelt Auditorium and are $8 for general audiences, $5 for museum members and FREE for students with valid ID. (Does not include museum admission, which is Pay What You Wish on Wednesdays after 5pm).
Featuring a mix of contemporary films, documentaries, and classics, this series showcases traditional and modern Korean culture with themes explored in the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910.
Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) is a South Korean drama about a girl who disguises herself as a boy while attending Sungkyunkwan, the Joseon Dynasty’s highest educational institute, where no women were allowed. Each screening features three episodes and is presented by Drama Fever, the largest online video site for the distribution of international televised content.
To get tickets visit philamuseum.org or call 215-235-SHOW (7469)