Noni’s Patois One Year Anniversary This Sunday

Reelblack TV Interviews The Stars of THINK LIKE A MAN

Reelblack TV recently had the privilege of traveling to Los Angeles to interview the stars of the new movie THINK LIKE A MAN, based on the bestselling book by Steve Harvey.  In the clip above, Reelblack founder MIKE D spends a few moments with GABRIELLE UNION, REGINA HALL and MEAGAN GOOD.  THINK LIKE A MAN is in theaters 4/20/2012.

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Reelblack April/May 2012 Events

Win A Pair Of Tickets To Tango Macbeth Special Screening Tomorrow Night (Thursday) 9pm at Painted Bride.




Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of African-American Film is giving away two pairs of tickets to the 9pm screening tomorrow night (3/22) of TANGO MACBETH, the new film from Philly’s own NADINE PATTERSON.  Screening will take place at The Painted Bride Arts Center 230 Vine Street in Old City, to be followed by a special performance by Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra.

Maybe you read Macbeth in high school or college and studied the story of a commander named Macbeth who-with the help of his wife- killed family, friends, women and children to ascend to the throne of Scotland. You may think you know what will happen in our film version

Tango Macbeth. Think again.

Synopsis: A theater company rehearses Macbeth at an old theater in Philadelphia. A documentary film crew follows them during the rehearsal process.  Occasionally the actors become lost in Shakespeare’s world. This blend of intense drama, dance and humor is a refreshing take on Shakespeare’s classic text.

Quote from noted author Lorene Cary about the project: “Tango promises to bring out the extraordinary power of Lady Macbeth’s role, which will help viewers explore questions of shared responsibility for and profits from evil. This film will make a great contribution to the canon. It will also add an extraordinary opportunity for teachers and learners to find new paths into the Shakespearean classic.”

Tickets are still available for both the 7pm and 9 pm shows.  For more information, visit


Winners will be notified around 6pm this evening.

Good Luck!


gmc World Premiere Gospel Play: If You Really Love Me
Saturday, March 17 at 7, 9 & 11 pm et

From the producer of Sugar Mommas comes a story about love, loss, and an angel with an attitude! If You Really Love Me is the story of three sisters searching for the true reason their lives haven’t been going the way they would desire. What they discover is that peace only comes with forgiveness, confidence, and learning the meaning of unconditional love.

Featured Interview: DeEtta West

Featured Interview: Anthony Evans

Francine (Eva Marcille) and her husband Phillip (Keith Robinson) are lawyers at top firms; Christine (Reagan Gomez-Preston) is engaged to Dr. Charles Blackwell (Mel Jackson) and eager to be married. However, Tonia (Caryn Ward) has been spending time with Charles unbeknownst to her sister. Momma Lena (DeEtta West) comes to earth as an angel to check on her three daughters. Sitting on the side of the stage, she narrates the play in between scenes.

View trailer at


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The IDEA Real To Reel Film Series is honored to present:

A Documentary Series by Nicole Franklin & Jasmin Tiggett

- Discussion after the film hosted by Tony Award winning poet Black Ice
- Producer / Director Nicole Franklin will be on hand to answer questions about the film.

Saturday March 24, 2012
6:00PM to 8:00PM
IDEA Performing Arts Center
in Susquehanna Bank Center
1 Harbour Blvd, Camden NJ

Tickets: $10 Each

Tix/Info: (856) 577-8337 or visit

Sponsored by Artists First, Inc., SFX (S.Frosty Networx), Reelblack, Inc.

The LITTLE BROTHER film series includes an anthology of 15-minute documentary films that give Black boys a unique voice. Filmmakers NICOLE FRANKLIN and JASMIN TIGGETT take an annual look at Black boys as young as nine years old for a one-on-one conversation demystifying what society tends to rob them of: LOVE.

Little Brother: Things Fall Apart is the first installment in the series. Set in Camden, New Jersey, well-known as one of the nation’s most dangerous cities, the film takes a look at boys growing up amongst extreme violence, poverty and crime, and explores their feelings on love and relationships set against impossible odds.

The second chapter of Little Brother takes place in Chicago and is filmed entirely on the iPhone4. With an introduction by hip-hop artist/actor Common, Little Brother: The Street visits young men on Chicago’s South Side to discuss their thoughts on peer pressure, family dynamics, dating, the perceived media assault on their community and staying safe on the streets.

Development of the third chapter of Little Brother is currently in progress.
Official Website:

Producer / Director Nicole Franklin will answer questions about the film.

Message from the producer, Jasmin Tiggett:

“We’re honored to be invited back to IDEA Performing Arts Center to present the Camden premiere of Little Brother: Things Fall Apart, in the same space where it was originally filmed. We look forward to the dialogue that follows with community leaders, parents, teachers, and youth on the issues explored in the film.”

The Harvest 3rd Anniversary Tonight At World Cafe Live


Mar 14, 2012 - Mar 17, 2012
Day & Time:
Wednesday & Thursday 8pm, Friday & Saturday 7:30pm & 10pm
Helium Comedy Club 2031 Sanaom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Helium Comedy Club


Nephew Tommy

The best of that morning’s show is also featured each weeknight on Centric TV (BET 2), forming a powerful combination that reaches a massive audience.

Nephew Tommy provides a key role on the morning show, lighting it up with his own cast of colorful characters and zany humor. His prank phone calls are a fan favorite, which have been compiled to create a top-selling CD.

Thomas also has a loyal following as a stand-up comedian and has earned a reputation for wowing the crowd. For three years, he served as the exclusive opening act on the Luther Vandross tour. In 2010, he hosted the Essence Music Festival, which drew 250,000 fans and featured acts such as Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige. In October 2010, Thomas recorded his one-hour comedy special at the famed Motor City Casino in Detroit. He continues to keep the crowds laughing as he tours nationally in his sold-out stand-up comedy shows.

A talented thespian, Thomas earned his B.A. in Theater Arts from Texas A&M University, starred in more than a dozen stage plays, and worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company. A number of independent films are on his resume, including 2010’s “N-Secure” and “The Heart Specialist” with Zoe Saldana.

Whether on the stage, big screen, television or radio, Thomas continues to demonstrate his remarkable talent to the delight of audiences worldwide.

Reelblack Presents TIGRE HILL’S THE BARREL OF A GUN 3/13 at I House

Tigre Hill’s The Barrel Of A Gun (2012/ Color/DVD/ 105 min/ dir. Tigre Hill)

What: Reelblack Presents TIGRE HILL’S THE BARREL OF A GUN (2012)

When: Tuesday March 13, 2012 at 7pm

Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cost: $9.00 Adults/ $7.00 Students and Seniors

Pre-order tickets at

Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of African-American film is proud to present a special screening and discussion of the controversial new documentary, Tigre Hill’s The Barrel of a Gun.

A documentary film about Mumia Abu-Jamal and the killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, this feature-length documentary offers the most comprehensive examination to date of the murder of white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner and the conviction of black journalist-turned-cab-driver Mumia Abu-Jamal. The case has ignited world-wide controversy, with Abu-Jamal’s arrest and trial becoming a cause célèbre for celebrities, foreign dignitaries and human rights campaigners. For Faulkner supporters, however, the controversy serves as smoke and mirrors to obscure the truth behind a heinous crime.

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Annette John-Hall will moderate a special post-film discussion with filmmaker Tigre Hill , attorney Michael Coard and Philadelphia NAACP Chapter president J. Whyatt Mondesire.


Directors/Producers D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke Coming to Philly on March 10 as part of Film Tour.

“Dark Girls” Directors/Producers D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke (Dark Girls,
LLC) are coming to Philadelphia on Saturday March 10 for a special screening of their controversial new documentary.

Record ticket sales in Oakland & Atlanta in November 2011 and NYC & DC in January have fueled the demand for additional dates.  Berry and Duke will make an appearance for ?Question and Answer? session at  the conclusion of the screening at  The Tower Theater in Upper Darby.

About “Dark Girls”:  Documentary Directors/Producers Bill Duke (Duke Media) and D. Channsin
Berry (Urban Winter Entertainment) have focused their cameras on an American cultural bias that
also runs deep in cultures around the world.  The film features poignant, unfiltered, and
penetrating interviews with Black women of the darkest hues for their emotional exposés.  Two
years in the making, “Dark Girls” pulls back a cultural curtain to reveal that the deep-seated
biases and hatreds of racism - within and outside of the Black American culture - remain bitterly
entrenched.  Featuring Viola Davis.

Dark Girls: Preview
Dark Girls: Preview

For more information about the film and to order tickets visit

What: Dark Girls Film Tour

Who: Documentary Directors/Producers Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry

Where: Philadelphia, PA  | Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.
The Tower Theater

Cost: General (includes screening and question & answer session immediately following the film) $35.00
VIP (includes private reception prior to screening, meet and greet with directors) $58.00
Childrens ticket $19.00
Group ticket rates available for 10 or more tickets.

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