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AFFRM To Release Alrick Brown’s Acclaimed Feature Debut on December 2, 2011 in Eight Cities

Sundance Film Festival 2011 Audience Award Winner Hits Theaters

KINYARWANDA

AFFRM To Release Alrick Brown’s Acclaimed Feature Debut on

December 2, 2011 in Eight Cities

Los Angeles, CA (October 24, 2011) – AFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, is pleased to announce that it will open its second film, KINYARWANDA, in theaters on Friday, December 2 in eight cities nationwide.

KINYARWANDA will be released in AFFRM’s founding markets: New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Seattle.  In addition, three new opening week cities have been added: Chicago, Washington DC and San Francisco.

Reelblack is a proud member of AFFRM.  In Philadelphia, it will debut at the AMC Franklin Mills.

Writer/director Alrick Brown’s compelling feature directorial debut garnered the Sundance Film Festival 2011 Audience Award in the World Cinema Drama category this year, and captured the Grand Prize at the lauded Skip City Film Festival in Japan last week.

In KINYARWANDA, a young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos, a soldier struggles with being absent from her family to foster a greater good, and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror.  The Hollywood Reporter stated, “Brown presents these personal and heartbreaking stories with steadfast compassion.”

AFFRM is a collaborative theatrical distribution entity powered by the nation’s finest black film organizations.  The founding organizations are Urbanworld Film Festival with Imagenation in New York, BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta, ReelBlack Film Series in Philadelphia and Langston Hughes African-American Film Festival in Seattle.  For its second release, AFFRM is pleased to welcome the DuSable Museum of African-American History in Chicago and the Black Cinema at Large Film Series in San Francisco.  AFFRM’s inaugural release was the award-winning film, I WILL FOLLOW, which opened March 2011 in more than 20 cities during its seven week run.

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Reelblack Recommends TO BE HEARD at The Philadelphia Film Festival Sunday 12:30pm.

Reelblack HIGHLY RECOMMENDS you bring your family to see TO BE HEARD, which makes its Philly Premiere tomorrow at 12:30pm at international House with director Roland Legiardi-Laura in person.  Additional screening Wednesday October 25 - Ritz East B, 2:40pm.

Simply put, TO BE HEARD is one of the best movies in recent years that deals with the pain and complexity of becoming an adult.  It is also filled with excellent spoken word performances by the three leads.

Mr. Legiardi-Laura will also conduct a FREE filmmaking masterclass at Scribe Video Center, 4212 Chestnut Street at 7pm.

Digital Spoken Word:

Creating and Adapting Poetry for Video

and New Media Platforms

Roland Legiardi-Laura, co-director of the award winning documentary To Be Heard, hailed by the New York Times as the Best Documentary of the year,  conducts a special master class for spoken-word artists and media makers to explore how the lyricism of poetry can fuel the narrative vision of video as well as media works for web based and transmedia platforms. 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.   No pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcomed

*****

TO BE HEARD

Three teenage friends from the Bronx tell their stories of friendship, love and struggle, showing how a radical poetry class can ignite change.

Karina, Pearl and Anthony are in an alternative poetry workshop called Power Writing. Its motto is: “If you don’t learn to write your own life story, someone else will write it for you.” By writing and reciting their poetry, the students articulate their realities and dreams, striving to create their future. Two of the “outsider teachers”, Roland Legiardi-Laura and Amy Sultan, were a part of the collaborative film team following the three teens over four years; along with Edwin Martinez, the older sibling of another Power Writer. Academy Award winning director Deborah Shaffer joined them at a Power Writing performance. The filmmakers “believe the impact of empowering the creative voices of youth and guiding their energy toward social engagement will lead to a more literate, ethical, critically minded citizenry, without which democracy is little more than a sham.” To Be Heard shows how the transformative power of education can help students pass the test of life and provides a valuable, inspiring contribution to the critical discussion of non-traditional youth education in the United States.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Screenings:

Sunday October 23 - International House, 12:30pm

Wednesday October 25 - Ritz East B, 2:40pm

Meet Filmmaker Harry Davis This Saturday at 1pm

Philadelphians will have the unique opportunity to meet award-winning filmmaker HARRY DAVIS tomorrow afternoon when he comes to town to do a special Q&A/Meet and Greet with Associate Producer YVETTE GANIER at Warmdaddy’s, following the 1pm matinee of his new film JOY ROAD at the UA Riverview Theater, Columbus Blvd. and Reed Street.

Harry will share story behind the film and his 6 year journey to get JOY ROAD on the big screen.  Please spread the word.   Bring a friend.

On Saturday 10/22, we’ll be supporting the national theatrical release of JOY ROAD by attending the 1pm matinee at the UA Riverview, Columbus Blvd and Reed Streets.  Afterward, writer/director HARRY DAVIS and Associate Producer YVETTE GANIER will meet us at Warmdaddys for a special Q&A/ Film Production and Distribution Seminar from 2:45pm-5pm.

In JOY ROAD, Public Defender Tony Smalls has to defend his sister’s boyfriend, the reputed leader of the notorious MVP gang in Detroit.The trial becomes a battleground to determine who really controls the fate of the young black men…

Awards

A Sundance Film Festival Selection
Nominated for the IFP’s Gordon Parks Director’s Award
Finalist - Saatchi & Saatchi Nothing is Impossible Award
Winner - Hamptons Black International Film Festival
Winner - Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

Starring

Wood Harris, Obba Babatunde, Roger Smith, Nbushe’ Write and introducing Detroit rapper, Trick Trick

These events are “Dutch Treat.”   Each guest will be responsible for the cost of their movie tickets and meals.  For The JOY ROAD seminar, we will “pass the hat” and make a small collection in honor of our guest, who is coming down from New York.  RSVP at

www.meetup.com/reelblack

Presented in association with The Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Scribe Video Center, Art Sanctuary and The Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association.

DINNER AND A MOVIE RETURNS WITH BLACK BUTTERFLY 10/21

Black Butterfly is about 16 year old Ariel–a girl with a dream. Making the Women’s U.S. Swim Team will change her life. Ariel excitedly begins training when tragedy strikes. She is brutally raped. Her dreams of swimming, relationships, and life are tossed to and fro as she struggles within the aftermath. Should she tell? Should she hide? Adrenaline and anticipation rise as her coach, family and friends find out about the rape in various ways. Now, what will each do to seek revenge? How will they deal with a rapist who is no stranger to their lives? What draws the line between pain and possibility for Ariel? Written and directed by Mark Harris.  95 minutes/DVD/Color.

Friday October 21 at 7pm at The Point of Destination Cafe, 6460 Greene Street Philadelphia, PA 19119.  215-849-7771.  Admission is Free w/ purchase of a Soul Food Friday meal ($12.00 and up).

Reelblack Picks For The 20th Philadelphia Film Festival

The 20th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival runs from October 20 - November 3, 2011 and will feature over 250 screenings at venues throughout the city.  Reelblack is a supporter of the festival and recommends the following feature films:

To purchase tickets, visit http://www.filmadelphia.org/content/philadelphia-film-festival

STREETS
From the maker of Money Power and Respect and After Autumn Philly Filmmaker JAMAL HILL teams with rapper MEEK MILL for this action-packed movie filmed entirely in Philly.

Set within the grid of Philadelphia’s complex status quo, Streets delves deep into the dynamics between the city’s warring power sub-cultures. From the corners where crime is a way of life, to the affluent neighborhoods of Center City, director/writer Jamal Hill’s Philadelphia is governed by tough laws- no matter the intersection.

Screenings:
Friday, October 21, 2011- Prince Music Theater, 5:00PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2011- Ritz East B, 10:10PM

In Person: Jamal Hill, Charlie Mack and Cast and Crew.

TO BE HEARD

Three teenage friends from the Bronx tell their stories of friendship, love and struggle, showing how a radical poetry class can ignite change.

Karina, Pearl and Anthony are in an alternative poetry workshop called Power Writing. Its motto is: “If you don’t learn to write your own life story, someone else will write it for you.” By writing and reciting their poetry, the students articulate their realities and dreams, striving to create their future. Two of the “outsider teachers”, Roland Legiardi-Laura and Amy Sultan, were a part of the collaborative film team following the three teens over four years; along with Edwin Martinez, the older sibling of another Power Writer. Academy Award winning director Deborah Shaffer joined them at a Power Writing performance. The filmmakers “believe the impact of empowering the creative voices of youth and guiding their energy toward social engagement will lead to a more literate, ethical, critically minded citizenry, without which democracy is little more than a sham.” To Be Heard shows how the transformative power of education can help students pass the test of life and provides a valuable, inspiring contribution to the critical discussion of non-traditional youth education in the United States. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Screenings:

Sunday October 23 - International House, 12:30pm

Wednesday October 25 – Ritz East B, 2:40pm

In Person: Director Roland Legiardi-Laura (10/23)

JOE FRAZIER: WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS
A documentary on the most well-known and accomplished heavyweight to hail from Philadelphia; Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears is a fantastic and much-deserved look at the career of a Philadelphia and international boxing icon.

Screenings:
Saturday, October 22, 2011- Prince Music Theater, 4:15PM
Sunday, October 23, 2011- Ritz East A, 9:25PM

In Person: Director Mike Todd with Boxer Joe Frazier (10/22)

I’M CAROLYN PARKER

Filmmaker Johnathan Demme’s fantastic new documentary chronicles five years in the life of Caroyln Parker (New Home Movies From The Lower Ninth Ward), a remarkable resident of New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, as she struggles to rebuild her life following Hurricane Katrina.

Screenings:

Monday October 24 – Ritz East A, 7:45pm

In Person: Filmmaker Jonathan Demme

Powerful and provocative, explicit and controversial, Shame is the story of a man who is forced to confront his own sexual compulsions along with the self-destructive acts of his sister.

SHAME

The second film from outstanding and bold young director Steve McQueen, who won the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his first film Hunger, Shame continues McQueen’s piercing, unfiltered and unrelenting examination of human behavior. Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a 30-something New York sex addict. Burying the majority of his free time in pornography and the release it provides, he eschews relationships with women, instead prowling the streets of Manhattan nightly looking for quick hookups. After his wayward, self-destructive younger sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment, Brandon’s world beings to spiral out of control. His meager attempts at true human connection are thwarted by his burning desires, sinking him deeper into a seedy world of illicit sexual activity and farther from reconnecting with his sibling. Anchored by Fassbenders stunning performance, one that is sure to be one of the great Oscar contenders of the year, Shame is an intensely intimate and effecting character study. Contrasting somber tones with jarringly graphic sexual content, McQueen holds steadfast in portraying taboos in the modern world. He exhibits great restraint and class until just the right moment and then, aided by Sean Bobbit’s gorgeous cinematography and borrowed bits of Hans Zimmer’s score for Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line, lets it all go as raw emotions soar through. Shame is an unflinching and uncompromising portrait of a man in descent that is sure to be among the most talked about films of the year. But, consider yourself warned – it holds nothing back.

Screenings:

Friday October 21 - Ritz East - 7:55pm

THE DESTINY OF LESSER ANIMALS

A dangerous, moving journey through modern Ghana, American filmmaker Deron Albright”s The Destiny of Lesser Animals travels through a familiar crime template mixed with a unique look at modern Africa.

Modeled in part on Akira Kurosawa”s classic Stray Dog, this poignant story of cops and criminals is also the tale of one man immersed within his own culture. Police Inspector Boniface Koomsin is desperate to return to the United States years after his deportation, now finding himself against the wall after his counterfeit passport is stolen. Joining forces with an older, still optimistic partner, Koomsin journeys further into the dark heart of his culture. With a beautiful sense of place and a steady pace, The Destiny of Lesser Animals delivers a portrayal of modern Africa that is more immediate and authentic than anything you”ll see this year.

Screenings:

Sunday October 30, International House, 7:30pm

Thursday November 3, Ritz East B, 7:30pm

BENDA BILILI!

A truly inspiring film about individuals rising above their circumstances to triumph over adversity, Benda Bilili! documents the journey of the street band Staff Benda Bilili as they use handmade instruments to “make the sweetest music on the meanest streets”.

Benda Bilili! begins by transporting the audience to the Congo, in a city with devastating poverty and laden with shantytown communities. The images are shocking and tragic; they serve to make the journey documented that much more impressive. The band, Staff Benda Bilili, was founded by three homeless paraplegic men crippled by the after effects of polio. The men play instruments either scavenged from the trash or built themselves from disposed materials, demonstrating remarkable talent and drive in overcoming their dire circumstances. Performing a fusion of rumba, hip hop, and rhythm and blues on their makeshift instruments, Staff Benda Bilili have earned an international reputation which has now transported them out of the Congo slums and into concert halls throughout Europe. Benda Bilili! is an amazing success story documenting the power to rise above circumstances and inspire success.

Screenings:

Sunday October 23 – Ritz East B, 12:00pm

BEING ELMO

The man behind the most popular Sesame Street character of all time is profiled in this undeniably sweet and hilarious documentary for the whole family.

There is perhaps no puppet more beloved in the world than Elmo, the furry red monster whose deep emotional connection to the lives of young children has made him the undisputed star of Sesame Street. But who is the man behind the monster? In Constance Marks’ surprisingly moving Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, we learn the story of Kevin Clash, the young man whose love of puppeteering set him on a remarkable path to international superstardom as the artist who gives voice and expression to the loving, kind Elmo. From his humble beginnings in Baltimore to his big break working with Jim Henson at the Children’s Television Workshop, Clash’s life provides a shining example of hope and perseverance, a story of the power of hard work and talent to overcome difficult odds. Recommended for Ages 10 and up.

In Person: Kevin Clash (with Elmo), Producer Corrine LaPooke (10/28).

Screenings:

Friday, October 28 – Prince Music Theater, 7:30pm

Saturday, October 29 –, Ritz East A 12:05pm

LIKE WATER

Inspiring, exciting and often absolutely hilarious, this incredible portrait of Anderson Silva follows the UFC champion through the training for the most important fight of his career.

Many people know of Anderson Silva as one of the greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time. The longest-reigning Middleweight champion, he has become a legend in the UFC world. In first time director Pablo Croce”s immensely entertaining documentary, the audience is given a prime inside look into Silva”s training regiment and Zen-like philosophy. Following a controversially passive victory, Silva is publicly reprimanded by UFC promoters for his lack of showmanship. Given one final shot to stay in the organization, he must bring all he’s got to one edge-of-your-seat title fight. Croce’s observational film examines Silva as he employs techniques he derived from Bruce Lee to build a fighting style that is incredibly foreign to his testosterone-fueled, loud-mouthed opponent. Peppered with wit and full of heart, Like Water is a rare document of an artist and a warrior that transcends interest in the subject, and plays to all with a fire in their soul.

Screenings:

Sunday, October 23 – Ritz East A, 5:10pm

Tuesday, October 25 – Prince Music Theater, 5pm

SCENES OF A CRIME

Like a real life Law and Order episode, this fascinating and enthralling documentary examines the tactics used by modern law enforcement to coerce a confession out of a suspect.

Following a lead on a brutal child abuse allegation, two determined detectives picked up Adrian Thomas of Troy, NY late one night. They brought him into the station and asked him if he wanted to waive his Miranda rights, not knowing that this would lead to the videotaping of what became a long and painful interview in which Thomas would finally confess to neglectful parenting that lead to the physical harm of his child. But was this confession coaxed out of him? Are there circumstances in which someone can be convinced to lie and confess to heinous crime they did not commit? Fans of police investigation shows like CSI are sure to become quickly engulfed in Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh’s terrifying documentary about the nature of police work. Relying primarily on the 10-hours of interrogation video that the detectives amassed for the jury over the course of two days, Babcock and Hadaegh pose tough questions and let you decide the answers. How much is too far and where do we draw the line between inquisition, suggestion and manipulation?

Saturday, October 29 – Ritz East B, 5:05pm

Wednesday, November 02 – Ritz East B, 10:05pm

In Person: Directors Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh (10/29)

Also Recommended

WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM

Employment options in Hancock were limited in 2007 when best friends Dominic Fredianelli, Cole Smith and Matt “Bodi” Beaudoin graduated from high school. At first glance, the $20,000 signing bonus and college tuition support offered by the National Guard looked like a good deal. They signed up, and, all too soon, were active duty soldiers looking for roadside bombs in Afghanistan.

Hancock native Courtney has extraordinary access, and creates an intimate, sensitive, coming of age film – filming the guys for nearly two years when they were regular 19 and 20-year-olds, going with them when they were deployed, and showing the effects on those left behind. Dom, Cole and Bodi somehow survive the countless violent explosions captured by cameras in their vehicles. The three 23-year old veterans return home, changed and disillusioned, and suffering, like so many other vets, from Traumatic Brain Injury while struggling to reconnect with their lives. And back in Afghanistan, the Michigan troops are replaced by troops from Missouri or, perhaps, Pennsylvania… HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Screenings:

Saturday October 22 – International House, 2:30pm

Thursday November 3 – Ritz East A, 5:30pm

In Person: Director Heather Courtney (10/22).

THE PRUITT-IGOE MYTH

Radically re-examining the traditional narratives about public housing in America, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth paints a vivid picture of the urban decline in post-war America and how, in a myriad of simple ways, the residents of housing projects like Pruitt-Igoe in St. Louis fought back against the larger forces aligned against them.

Screenings:

Tuesday October 25 – Rave Motion Pictures, 7:45pm

Wednesday October 26 – Ritz East B, 5:25pm

THE ARTIST

A powerful silent film delivered in classic black and white, The Artist reinvents the timeless tale of an actor’s rise and fall in film against the backdrop of the golden age of Hollywood. Both the surprise and darling of the Cannes Film Festival, The Artist juxtaposes the story of a silent-film star who refuses to adapt to the advent of sound and dialogue in film, while a young extra’s career blossoms in the new talkie era.

Screenings:

Friday October 21 – Prince Music Theater, 7:15pm

Thursday October 27 – Ritz East A , 7:20pm

First Weekend Field Trips 10/14 & 10/22

Because we feel it’s important to support African-American film in theaters–not on bootleg–Reelblack is planning two more First Weekend Field Trips in support of new movies in the month of October.

On Friday night 10/14, we want as many people to attend the 7pm (approx) show of THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE at the Ritz at the Bourse, 4th and Ranstead streets (between Market and Chestnut).  After the screening, we’ll meetup at the Cosi at 4th and Chestnut for coffee and a special giveaway of a Black Power Mixtape poster and other surprises.

The Black Power Mixtape is one of the most fascinating cinematic treasures of the year.

The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 is a candid look at one of the most impactful moments in recent American history- the Black Power movement. Utilizing footage shot by Swedish camera crews during the height of the movement, which was then left unused in a Swedish TV basement for nearly thirty years, BPMT presents the movement, and some of its leaders-Stokely Carmichael, Angela Davies-at their most intimate and candid. With a soundtrack provided by Om’Mas and Philly’s own ?uestlove, and insights from prominent African-American artists such as Erykah Badu and Talib Kweli, BPMT simultaneously portrays a moment in American history while exploring its lasting impact and cultural legacy in our modern times.

RSVP at
http://www.meetup.com/Reelblack/events/36298602


On Saturday 10/23, we’ll be supporting the national theatrical release of JOY ROAD by attending the 1pm (approx) matinee at the UA Riverview, Columbus Blvd and Reed Streets.  Afterward, writer/director HARRY DAVIS and Associate Producer YVETTE GANIER will meet us at Warmdaddys for a special Q&A/ Film Production and Distribution Seminar from 2:45pm-5pm.

In JOY ROAD, Public Defender Tony Smalls has to defend his sister’s boyfriend, the reputed leader of the notorious MVP gang in Detroit.The trial becomes a battleground to determine who really controls the fate of the young black men…
Awards
A Sundance Film Festival Selection
Nominated for the IFP’s Gordon Parks Director’s Award
Finalist - Saatchi & Saatchi Nothing is Impossible Award
Winner - Hamptons Black International Film Festival
Winner - Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival
Starring
Wood Harris, Obba Babatunde, Roger Smith, Nbushe’ Write and introducing Detroit rapper, Trick Trick
http://www.joyroadmovie.com/

These events are “Dutch Treat.”   Each guest will be responsible for the cost of their movie tickets and meals.  For The JOY ROAD seminar, we will “pass the hat” and make a small collection in honor of our guest, who is coming down from New York.  RSVP at www.meetup.com/reelblack

Presented in association with The Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Scribe Video Center, Art Sanctuary and The Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association.

Harry Belafonte Doc Tonight on HBO 10pm

The Sundance Festival fave, HARRY BELAFONTE: SING YOUR SONG makes it’s World Premiere tonight on HBO at 10pm.
I had a chance to preview the movie and was simply blown away by this chronicle of Mr. Belafonte’s life and an artist, activist and humanitarian.  From the tenements of Harlem to a global fighter for human rights, Mr. Belafonte has kept it at 100 for over 8 decades.  This one’s worth your time to understand the sheep depth of his legacy.  He was the first person to sell 1 million albums;  the first African-American to produce films through a Hollywood studio;  He not only introduced Americans to African folk music, but was instrumental in bringing Barak Obama, Sr. to the US to study.  A friend of Martin Luther King, Jr, he sang at his funeral;  An early opponent of apartheid, he also was the brainchild behind USA for Africa.  Plus, he jammed with the Muppets!  Filled with tons of rare footage and interviews, this is one not to be missed.

GHETTO PHYSICS DVD RELEASE PARTY 10/19 at MEDIA BUREAU

Wake up everybody!

Reelblack will debut its new “Underground” film series with a special screening of GHETTO PHYSICS.  Wednesday October 19 7pm at Media Bureau 725 N. 4th Street in Northern Liberties.  Admission is $5.00.  DVDs will be available for sale at the event.

“This isn’t Chicken Soup for the Soul. It’s a bitch slap for the slumbering.”

In the ghettos, prostitution is referred to as “the game.” Thing is, “the game” isn’t limited to the streets. It’s goin’ down all over the world. An in-your-face wake-up call, GhettoPhysics shows how the game is played-from the corner offices of Wall Street to the inner sanctums of every world government, from the red light districts to the living rooms of our white-picketed houses on Main Street.

African American philosopher/filmmaker E Raymond Brown plays the cocky “Professor,” serving up the bitch slap to a class of clueless and (initially) indifferent students, explaining the metaphysics of the game. “It’s all about makin’ you think a certain way,” he says. Through a series of interviews, animation and dramatic sequences he reveals not only how the game works in politics, global economics, technology, media and entertainment, he points the finger at the global power brokers pulling the strings, making the rest of us mindlessly dance to their tune.

The film includes interviews with notable entertainers and modern thinkers, such as Dr. Cornel West, Ice-T, KRS-One, Too Short, John Perkins, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, William H. Arntz (Co-Director) and Norman Lear. Of course, it also includes a colorful contingent of street characters with names like Filmore Slim, Hook da Crook, Mac Breed and Lo Da Show.

www.ghettophysics.com

Harry Davis - On His Film JOY ROAD and the Prison Industrial Complex

Writer/Director HARRY DAVIS speaks about his new film JOY ROAD and criticizes the prison industrial complex in this exclusive clip.

On Saturday 10/22, we’ll be supporting the national theatrical release of JOY ROAD by attending the 1pm (approx) matinee at the UA Riverview, Columbus Blvd and Reed Streets. Afterward, writer/director HARRY DAVIS and Associate Producer YVETTE GANIER will meet us at Warmdaddys for a special Q&A/ Film Production and Distribution Seminar from 2:45pm-5pm.
In JOY ROAD, Public Defender Tony Smalls has to defend his sister’s boyfriend, the reputed leader of the notorious MVP gang in Detroit.The trial becomes a battleground to determine who really controls the fate of the young black men…
Awards
A Sundance Film Festival Selection
Nominated for the IFP’s Gordon Parks Director’s Award
Finalist - Saatchi & Saatchi Nothing is Impossible Award
Winner - Hamptons Black International Film Festival
Winner - Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival
Starring
Wood Harris, Obba Babatunde, Roger Smith, Nbushe’ Write and introducing Detroit rapper, Trick Trick
http://www.joyroadmovie.com/

These events are “Dutch Treat.” Each guest will be responsible for the cost of their movie tickets and meals. For The JOY ROAD seminar, we will “pass the hat” and make a small collection in honor of our guest, who is coming down from New York. RSVP at www.meetup.com/reelblack

Presented in association with The Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Scribe Video Center, Art Sanctuary and The Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association.

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