MACHINE GUN PREACHER IN THEATERS TODAY

Machine Gun Preacher is just one of several movies Reelblack members had a chance to preview that is being released today in theaters.  Inspired by the true story of SAM CHILDERS, you can check out RBTV’s exclusive interview with Childers above.

Also opening today that Reelblack members have seen in advance are 50/50 starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Leavitt and DREAM HOUSE starring Daniel Craig.  Not a Reelblack Season 9 member yet?  You can join by clicking the “Membership” tab at the top right of the page.

Win A Copy Of Lion King Diamond Edition on Blu-Ray

Great news!  Reelblack will be giving one lucky attendee at our October 11 Season 9 Kickoff event a copy of the soon-to-be released LION KING Blu-Ray/DVD combo, courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video.

Just another reason why we need to see your place in the place at international House on 10/11 at 7.  If you have yet to claim your FREE tickets, you can do so now by clicking the link below:

www.reelblackspike.eventbrite.com

The Lion King–the best-selling home entertainment release of all time–will be released on Blu-Ray for the first time to own/rent on Tuesday October 4th.  There are several configurations, including a 3-D edition.  We’ll be giving away the two disc blu-ray/DVD edition.

Also–Pamela Peaks of W. Philly won the Patrice O Neal DVD courtesy of Comedy Central Records and Mark Coleman won the tickets to tonight’s event at the Painted Bride.

TEODROSS AVERY AT WARMDADDYS THIS WEEKEND

Friday & Saturday September 30 & October 1 7:30pm & 10:00pm $15
LAUNCH PARTY at WARMDADDYS Columbus Bld and Reed Streets.  http://warmdaddys.com/oct.html

Teodross Avery has performed and/or recorded  with Amy Winehouse, Leela James, Roy Ayers, Mos Def, Lauryn Hill, Shakira, Matchbox Twenty, Joss Stone,  Talib Kweli, Roy Hargrove, Pat Monehan (of Train) and many others.

As a musician, Teodross epitomizes live music—best experienced front row, and full throttle. His commanding stage presence reflects his musical ingenuity and skill. With an outstanding pedigree, both professionally and academically, Teo is a young saxophonist to watch, as evidenced by many of today’s biggest names in music relying on his wide musical reach

His television performances include: American Idol, MTV’s TRL, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The CBS Morning Show with Epic Recording Artist, Shakira, VH1, Regis & Kelly with Leela James; The Essence Awards, Soul Train Awards, Source Awards, Saturday Night Live, MTV Awards, Billboard Music Awards with Lauryn Hill.

Teodross holds a Masters degree in Music from the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Berklee College of Music.  He is also the recipient of multiple awards, including The Sony Innovator Award, The National Foundation for The Advancement in The Arts’Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship, and The NAACP ACT-SO Award.

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Win Tickets To See olive Dance Theater At The Painted Bride

Reelblack and The Painted Bride Arts Center have teamed to give one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see olive Dance Theatre’s “Brotherly Love” this Friday or Saturday night at The Painted Bride Arts Center 230 Vine Street in Old City.

olive DANCE THEATRE
Fri-Sat, Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 | 8pm
$20 in advance/$25 day of show
20% off for patrons in our Ticket Discount Program. Program members/Crush Card Holders
CLICK HERE to SIGN IN and get the appropriate price. You will be directed back to this page for purchase.

Read their feature story in the Philadelphia City Paper HERE.

“Stepping toward hip-hop’s serious side…oDT used this movement language to tell complex stories.”-The Washington Post

“olive Dance Theatre abstracts the hip-hop vocabulary, loosening it from its usual musical moorings…it was exhilarating.”-Dance Magazine

“If this is where hip-hop is going, hold on tight for the ride.”-The Philadelphia Inquirer

olive Dance Theatre revisits the moral terrain and perspectives surrounding the MOVE confrontations in Philadelphia circa 1978. Inventive dance choreography including hip-hop breaking is used to explore each dancer’s personal struggle with the subject. Dynamic dance movements and challenging social history, set to an eclectic soundtrack featuring soul, folk and hip-hop music, come together for a thrilling and thought-provoking evening of dance theater.

Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund for MetLife Foundation.

Visit  to www.paintedbride.org to purchase tickets.

ENTER TO WIN by sending an email with YOUR FULL NAME IN THE BODY OF THE MESSAGE AND THE DATE YOU’D LIKE TO ATTEND (Friday or Saturday Night) and THE PHRASE “PAINTED BRIDE TIX” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to contests@reelblack.com.

Winner will be notified on Wednesday evening.  Good Luck!

PATRICE O’NEAL at HELIUM 9/29 - 10/1


Comedian Patrice O’Neal (Opie and Anthony, Tough Crowd) will headline at Philly’s Helium Comedy Club, 20th and Sansom Streets September 29 - October 1.

We don’t have free tix for this one but Reelblack HIGHLY RECOMMENDS you check out comedian Parice ONeal this weekend at Helium Comedy Club, 20th and Sansom.  His raw unadulterated talk about love, sex and relationships comes from an honest and searching place.  He keeps it real and makes it funny for both sides of the room.  Recently stealing the show at the Roast For Charlie Sheen, it won’t be long before he is packing big theaters ala Kevin Hart. One show Thursday.  Shows at 8pm and 10:30pm Friday and Saturday.  Order tickets now at
http://heliumcomedy.com/philadelphia/index.php#

WIN A COPY OF PATRICE’S RECENTLY RELEASED “ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM” DVD courtesy of Comedy Central. by sending an email with YOUR FULL NAME IN THE BODY OF THE MESSAGE AND THE PHRASE “PATRICE ONEAL DVD” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to contests@reelblack.com.

Winner will be notified at the end of the week.  Good Luck!

MIKE D. IN NYC

If you’re in NYC this Saturday night, please join me at the 7:40pm or 10pm screenings of THUNDER SOUL at the Regal Walk 42nd Street. I’ll be moderating the post film Q&As with filmmaker Mark Landsman.

ROCKIN’ IT CLEAN LIVE 10/8

The showcase “Rockin it Clean Live”  is the cleanest showcase of the season.  Presented by LA Virgil and the Philly Connection, Shawn Livingston of Kamel Entertainment Group and Hosted by Entertainer Cigar Williams to be held  Saturday October 8th, 2011 at the Rotunda, University City, Philadelphia. Doors open 1:00pm and Showtime is 2:00PM. There will be Live Taping and Industry networking. Admission is $7 at the door.

Reelblack At Urbanworld Opening Night

RBTV’s Rbobin Laverne Wilson was on the red carpet for the New York premiere of Nelson George and Diane Paragas’s BROOKLYN BOHEME, his personal chronicle of the Black Arts Movement that developed in the late 1980s and 1990s around the neighborhood of Fort Greene, Brooklyn. This clip features interviews with Giancarlo Esposito, Chris Rock, George and Paragas and Spike Lee. Special thanks: 135th Street Agency, Urban Romances and Urbanworld film festival.

Acclaimed Filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson Visits Philly 9/21 & 22

Filmmaker KEVIN JEROME EVERSON, recently featured in the New York Times for his career retrospective at the Whitney Museum,  will spend two days in Philadelphia, sharing his latest film ERIE (2010) on September 21 then leading a special workshop at Scribe video Center on September 22.

Reelblack Season 8/9 members can see ERIE for the discounted cost of only $5.  Spread the word.  Bring a friend.

ERIE, a film by Kevin Jerome Everson, in person

Wednesday, September 21, 7:00PM
Ibrahim Theater @ International House
3701 Chestnut Street
$10, $8 students/seniors, $5 Scribe, Reelblack and PIFVA members

Presented in partnership with Film @ International House, Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association (PIFVA) and the Film and Media Arts Department at Temple University and the Africana Studies and Cinema Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Erie (USA, 2010, 81 min, b&w) consists of a series of single take, black and white, 16mm sequences filmed in and around communities near Lake Erie, including Buffalo, Cleveland, Mansfield, Ohio and Niagara Falls. The scenes relate to Black migration from the American South to the North, contemporary conditions, current realities impacting workers and factories in the automobile industry, folks concentrating on the task at hand, theater and famous art objects. The first sequence of the film, part of a extended short entitled “American Motor Company” was produced as part of the filmmakers’ 2009/10 residency at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, New York. Some of the personages featured in the film are actors, dancers, singers and performers from the local Buffalo community. Others are family members in Ohio. The audience at any given screening is also an integral component of the film, as the rhythm of observation meshes with the routine of concentration and movement experienced in each shot.

On September 22, Everson will present a Special Topic Lecture “Materials, Process, Procedures and Subject” at Scribe Video Center. Click HERE for more information

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