Reelblack is proud to be involved in helping to promote Julie Dash’s visit to Philadelphia next week. For those who don’t know, Ms. Dash is a bona fide pioneer. A contemporary of Charles Burnett (Killer Of Sheep), her Daughters of the Dust in 1991 was the first full-length film with general theatrical release in the United States by an African American woman. Daughters of the Dust was included in the National Film Registry in 2004. Please do your best to come out and acknowledge and learn from this master filmmaker who opened the doors for so many to follow. Note–Reelblack Season 7 Members will be afforded a discount for the screening pass and master class (see below). PIONEERING DIRECTOR JULIE DASH IN PHILADELPHIA JAN. 12, 2010 - JAN. 13, 2010 FOR RETROSPECTIVE SCREENING On TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 at 5:30 PM and at 8:00 PM at INTERNATIONAL HOUSE, 3701 CHESTNUT STREET and WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13 at 7:00 PM at SCRIBE VIDEO CENTER, 4212 CHESTNUT STREET, SCRIBE presents THE VISION OF JULIE DASH, a three-part, two-day retrospective of the film works of one of today’s most influential independent filmmakers. JULIE DASH and her movies have inspired a generation of women to become filmmakers and also made clear to audiences the possibility of a cinema outside the classic Hollywood paradigm. Her impact on the independent film community here in Philadelphia, particularly on mediamakers of color, has been enormous.



50 As part of Scribe’s Producers’ Forums Series as Ms. Dash will present seven of her films and some of her current projects.  Films to be screened include the feature-length films DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1992, 112 min), the story of three generations of Gullah women at the turn of the 20th century as they migrate from the Sea Islands to the American mainland; FUNNY VALENTINES (1999, 108 min) starring Alfre Woodard, Loretta Devine and CCH Pounder; and LOVE SONG (2000, 90 min) starring Monica Arnold and Tyrese Gibson.   Also screening are short films including DIARY OF AN AFRICAN NUN (1977, 13 min), adapted from an Alice Walker short story and PRAISE HOUSE (1991, 25 min), a collaboration with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founder of Urban Bush Women.

With the exception of Daughters Of The Dust, none of these films are available on Home Video or DVD. Don’t miss out on the chance to see these classic works on the big screen.

On WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13 at 3:30 PM at Scribe Video Center, Ms. Dash will also conduct a MASTER CLASS titled WRITING, PRODUCING AND KEEPING THE FAITH and focusing on strategies for staying true to an independent vision while working in the world of commercial cinema.

Admission to each screening is $10, $8 students/seniors. Series Pass for all three screenings: $22, $20 students/seniors, $15 Scribe and Reelblack Season 7 members (must show membership card).  Admission to Ms. Dash’s Master Class is $30 and $20 for Scribe and Reelblack Season 7 members (must show membership card).

For information please call 215 222 4201 or email inquiry@scribe.org or visit www.scribe.org

Special Fundraiser/Luncheon With Julie Dash

Lunch will be followed by a Panel Discussion about the cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance of Ms. Dash’s work and its impact on not just independent filmmakers but on artists working in a variety of fields and across different genres.

Guest Panelists include: award-winning writer/director JACQUIE JONES; poet and recording artist URSULA RUCKER; renowned art historian GWENDOLYN DUBOIS SHAW; and award-winning broadcast journalist and music industry professional DYANA WILLIAMS.

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 12pm-2pm

LOCATION: Painted Bride Art Center , 230 Vine Street in Philadelphia

This is a special fundraising event to benefit Scribe Video Center .  Price of admission is $50.

To purchase tickets and to RSVP, please call us at 215-222-4201 or follow this link to purchase tickets through PayPal:


Reelblack’s The 13th Amendment selected as part of Philadelphia Stories 7

Reelblack’s award winning short, THE 13TH AMENDMENT has been selected as part of 10 hours of Philadelphia-made films to be showcased on MindTVs Philadelphia Stories 7.  More details to follow.


In what’s best described as a “misunderstanding,”  Reelblack TV’s Youtube Channel was disabled for close to a month.  We’re happy to report that we’re back online and will have lots of new exclusive clips posting in the very near future.

Philadelphia Stories 7 Screening Event 1/23

Every year, MiND is graciously supported to bring you a very special film series, a series that celebrates the vision of independent filmmakers in our community. This series provides financial support to artists whose stories come to life on film. It brings viewers a new look at the Philadelphia region, and the people who define its character. This series is Philadelphia Stories, and it represents all that is great about local film and public television working together. This January, we are proud to bring you Philadelphia Stories 7 - a new season of films to intrigue you, inspire you or to simply make you say - that’s so beautiful. This season brings you 10 full hour-long episodes!

MiND welcomes you to watch this great series on two of our channels, MiND 35.1 and Global MiND 35.2, and to attend our season 7 film screening on Jan. 23rd at 2PM featuting a screening and Q&A discussion of Termite TV’s Yo! Taxi and Ted Passon’s Joined by Divisions.

Philadelphia Stories 7 Screening Event
January 23rd
2PM, Doors Open
Welcome and Screening Start at 2:15PM
Free ($5 suggested donation to MiND)

At the Arts Bank at the University of the Arts
601 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

RSVP now for our FREE, public screening event to celebrate the launch of Philadelphia Stories 7.  Join us January 23rd at the Arts Bank in Philadelphia, for an afternoon of film and discussion. Doors open at 2PM!

RSVP: kkunda@mindtv.org

Philadelphia Stories 7 Broadcast Premiere
Jan. 28th at 9PM on MiND CH 35.1
Jan. 29th at 8PM on Global MiND CH 35.2

For a complete schedule, visit us online at:
Philadelphia Stories is supported by generous grants from: The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Otto Haas Charitable Trust #2, and the Phoebe Haas Charitable Trust.

Thank You

Thanks For Your Season Twelve Membership.  You will begin receiving Movie Pass Alerts right away.  Membership Materials (cards and buttons) will be available for pick up at any of our shows at United Bak Building or International House.

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