Desert Flower Now Playing @ Ritz Bourse

Desert Flower

Biopic of Somalian Model Now Playing @ The Ritz Bourse

The autobiographical drama Desert Flower is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller. When at the age of thirteen, Waris Dirie (Liya Kebede) discovered that her father has decided to marry her off as the fourth wife to a considerably older man, the young girl realizes that she has no choice but to flee. After going into exile with the help of distant relatives and the Somali Embassy in London, Waris goes into hiding in the big city. One day, while working as a cleaning woman in a fast-food restaurant, she attracts the attention of famous fashion photographer Terry Donaldson (Timothy Spall). From that moment on, it’s as if a fairy tale has come true: Donaldson opens the doors of the fashion world to Waris, and she ultimately becomes a well-known international model. However, after years of success, she refuses to repeat her Cinderella story during an interview to Marie Claire magazine, choosing instead to tell of the day that changed her life forever: the day of her circumcision in the Somali desert at the tender age of five. Also starring Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky). (Partially subtitled) Official Web Site

Director:

Sherry Horman

Cast:

Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins, Craig Parkinson, Meera Syal, Anthony Mackie, Juliet Stevenson, Timothy Spall, Soraya Omar-Scego

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

2hrs 4mins

Release Year:

2009

Country Of Origin:

UK/Germany/Austria


Official Site: http://movies.nationalgeographic.com/movies/desert-flower/
Ritz Website: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/philadelphia/philadelphia_frameset.htm

No April Dinner & A Movie


There will be no April Dinner and A Movie as we are helping to promote both CINEFEST and PIFA
next month.  More Details to follow.

SCRIBE WORKSHOPS


Did you know that Sonia Sanchez, Tanya Hamilton (Night Catches Us) and Nadine Patterson are all teaching workshops this spring at SCRIBE VIDEO CENTER?  Visit www.scribe.org for details.

Nadine Patterson Book Signing


The Art Sanctuary is hosting a special reading and signing event for Nadine Patterson’s new book, Always Emerging: Observations on Cinema Culture & Practice on Wednesday April 6th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at their new space in South Philadelphia on the corner of 16th & Bainbridge, 628 S. 16th Street Philadelphia, PA. Aishah Simmons will moderate the discussion For more information visit http://hipcinema.net or call (215) 232.4485.

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MILES FROM HOME SEES OFFICIAL RELEASE


MILES FROM HOME, the indie feature which screened in January 2007 at Reelblack Presents is finally seeing an official release this Spring.

Miles Conway (Ty Hodges) is barely 18 and finds himself homeless on the streets of Los Angeles in a world where life is raw and exposed, and the idea of hope and security is fictional. In searching for refuge he’s engulfed by drugs, violence and prostitution under the protection of a new adopted mother figure, Keisha (Tasha Smith) a woman who appears to fill the void of the mother he is so desperately searching for. When hope comes in the form of Natasha Freeman (Meagan Good), a young woman of faith and innocence, Miles must confront his inner demon and decide where his value lies. To what will he be true?

To view the entire film online or to pre-order the DVD, please visit https://www.milesfromhomethemovie.com

Illvibe Collective CD release Party @ Silk City 4/5


llvibe Collective in association with gL Productions present

A Celebration For The Debut Album
“ALL TOGETHER NOW”

Silk City Diner
5th & Spring Garden Streets

Performances by:
John Robinson
Hezekiah
Lady Alma
Reef The Lost Cauze
Dave Ghetto
Ne’a Posey
and more…

w/ DJs Ultraviolet and Foxx Boogie

Tuesday 4/5

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St)

Doors @ 9pm

$10 (includes a copy of the CD)

Noni’s Patois Open Mic Wednesdays

Nonis Patois Presents Niambi Mi Chele Live & Open Mic Jam Session March 30th 2011 at Dowling’s Palace 1310 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19121. Hosted by: Kindle & Shannon Woodall! 8pm-2am.

Cover $10.00

Noni’s Patois was recently founded by Kindle Noni who is an up and coming songwriter and poet in the Philadelphia area. Kindle, whose own musical talents were nurtured and developed around the Black Lily era, grew such a passion for the artist stories and their energy that it inspired her to keep the “Sound Of Philadelphia” alive and healthy. Noni’s Patois offers a live band experience every Wednesday night. The venue opens each week with a talented open mic portion before and after our Headliner Performance.

This week, March 30th 2011 songstress

Niambi Mi Chele

is the featured guest.

Philadelphia Native, Niambi Mi Chele, is a songwriter and an amazing songstress. She captivates her audience with her powerful piercing voice and stage presence. The song “Killing Me Softly” was written about a presence such as hers. Niambi Mi Chele will be blessing us will her performance. Be there to experience history being made!!!

For complete schedule visit http://www.nonispatois.com/

Paul Mooney At Helium/ Meetup



Stand-up comedy legend Mr. Paul Mooney is performing this week at HELIUM COMEDY CLUB, 20th and Sansom Streets Wed 3/30- Sat 4/2.

At age 69, Paul Mooney is a bona-fide comedy legend. As a writer for The Richard Pryor Show, In Living Color and Chappelle’s Show, he is responsible for some of the funniest moments on TV. As a stand-up, he is one of the most insightful around.

Reelblack has organized a meetup around Thursday night’s 8pm show.  If you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP at www.meetup.com/reelblack

To preorder tix for any show, visit www.heliumcomedy.com

WEST PHILLY YMCA FUNDRAISING DRIVE


Milton McGriff

AMM Publishing LLC is asking you to help with a worthy cause. We want to raise the modest sum of $400 for the West Philadelphia YMCA fundraising drive. If you will donate ONE DOLLAR, we want to say thank you with a free paperback copy of 2236, the exciting novel by Milton McGriff that everyone talks about after they read it. AMM Publishing will even pay shipping and handling!
This is our way of helping the West Philadelphia YMCA and also announcing the upcoming release of 2236 as an E-book. We think you’ll like McGriff’s intriguing set-in-the-near-future tale of race, religion, repression and resistance so much that you will help spread the word when the E-book is released.
Send us a 3″ x 5″ card or a slip of paper with your name, address, and email address on it, along with just ONE DOLLAR (of course, if you donate more, we’ll accept it) to Y Donation, AMM Publishing LLC, PO Box 13017, Philadelphia, PA 19104, and we’ll send you a trade paperback copy of 2236. Please allow four-six weeks for delivery. (Please, no cash. Send a check, money order, or use PayPal at our website, www.ammpublishingllc.com, then click on “Orders.”)
This offer ends on March 30, 2011. Please help the young people at the West Philadelphia YMCA if you can. We say thanks to you in advance.
Best wishes,
Milton McGriff
President, AMM Publishing LLC

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