Win A Pair of Tix To See THE WEDDING PALACE (Opens Friday Ritz Bourse)

Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of African-American Film is giving away a pair of tickets to see THE WEDDING PALACE, the new romantic comedy from filmmaker Christine Yoo (her feature debut).

Put your name in the hat by sending an email to CONTESTS@REELBLACK.COM with your FULL NAME and MAILING ADDRESS in the body of the message and the phrase WEDDING PALACE in the subject line.  Winner will be notified on Thursday.

Note: These tickets are for Monday-Thursday after the movie opens but Ms. Yoo will be at the 7:25 showing this Friday October 4.  Reelblack is scheduling a meetup for that showing.  I hope you can attend.

Synopsis
From the writers of AFRO SAMURAI comes the next Blasian production, WEDDING PALACE, a comedy that stars Brian Tee (Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift), Bobby Lee, Margaret Cho and S. Korean award winning actress Kang Hye-jung (Oldboy - which Spike Lee’s remake comes out this Thanksgiving!).
NY Times Review is below.
http://movies.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/movies/wedding-palace-christine-yoos-take-on-bliss.html?_r=0Good luck!

5 Reasons To Check Out Mike D’s Birthday Bash This Saturday


You don’t want to miss this Saturday’s Birthday Bash for Reelblack Founder Mike D.  Here’s 5 reasons why:

1. Great Food: Side Of The Road Jerk Chicken’s James Leggett has put together an awesome menu including his famous Jerk Chicken and Grilled Salmon plus there’ll be Grilled Cabbage, Broccoli, Corn on the Cob, Green Beans and Asparagus.  There will be plenty of food.  Everything will be healthy and fresh.

2. Great People: Here’s a chance to meet your fellow Reelblack members and talk about movies and more.  Reelblack members are the coolest people on earth.  Let’s socialize and have fun.

3. Great Music: Cool DJ Frank has created a special music mix for us of old school R&B and Classic Funk.  The music will be nonstop.

4. Be the first to get your Reelblack SWAG. Reelblack memberships will be available for purchase at the event.  Pick up your Season 11 cards and buttons and get discounts on T-shirts and hoodies (while supply lasts).

5. Convenient to Septa/ Free Parking: The Point of Destination Cafe is located right at the Upsal Train Station on the Chestnut Hill West Line.  There’s plenty of free parking adjacent and on Greene Street.

Things have cooled down so we have the option of being indoors or outside but we’ll have lots of fun.  Donations of any amount are appreciated, but we suggest $10 members/ $15 nonmembers but please RSVP so we can anticipate your presence.

RSVP NOW at reelblackbdaybash.eventbrite.com

Last Day To Pre-Order A Reelblack Hoodie or Tee

Represent the best in Black Film by wearing one of our stylish logo tees or hoodies.

T-shirts are $20 plus $5.00 Shipping. Choose from Black or Red.

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Stories In Service: Day of Neighborhood Storytelling

Gather up the family and join GriotWorks, in partnership with Peace Day Philly for our day of neighborhood storytelling!

Storytellers and youth poets will share tales based in African oral traditions with the goal of bringing hope and peace to each community.

Each program is representational of a neighborhood village and provides opportunities for community members to interact through call and response, song, movement and rhythmic expression within the context of the storytelling experience.

The locations are:

***PLEASE NOTE OUR NORTH PHILLY EVENT IS CANCELED***

Hawthorne Cultural Center (South Philly)
12th and Carpenter, 12PM

People’s Emergency Center (West Philly)
39th and Spring Garden, 12PM

Lonnie Young Recreation Center (Germantown)
1100 E. Chelten Avenue, 12PM

The days events will culminate with a finale, to include more storytelling, an open mic, resource sharing and activities at:

Community Education Center (West Philly)
3500 Lancaster Avenue, 4PM-6PM

All programs are FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY!

We’ve been called to action and are using our voices in our communities at a critical time!

Visit www.griotworks.org or email griotworks@gmail.com for more information.

Storytellers Include:
Baba Jamal Koram
Queen Nur
Atiba Kwabeena
Ethepoetemcee Muhammad
Janice Curtis Greene
Just Greg Corbin
Diane Susan Leslie
Jamarr Hall
Dai Dai

And More…

Dr. Umar Johnson Speaks at Canaan Baptist Church Sat. Sept. 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

The Mens Mentoring Ministry & The Children’s Choir of Canaan Baptist Church=
will present Dr. Umar Johnson on Saturday September 21, 2013 at=20
11:00 am. Canaan is located at 5430 Pulaski Ave. in Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. J=
ohnson is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Dr. Johnson is also a=
national expert on learning disabilities and their effect on Black Childre=
n and is an expert on helping schools and parents modify challenging behavi=
ors that can lead to disruptive behavior disorders diagnoses in Black Boys.=
Check out Dr. Johnson in the Hidden Colors Documentary.

Chazz Palminteri - I Was Never A Wiseguy (A Bronx Tale At The Prince 9/19-21)

RBTV’s Mike D. sat down with Oscar nominated actor and playwright CHAZZ PALMINTERI to discuss his worg and get advice for young actors.

Chazz Palminteri will be doing his one man show A BRONX TALE at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia, PA on September 19th, 20th and 21st.
GET TICKETS NOW AT http://princemusictheater.org/events/chazz-palminteri-a-bronx-tale

Chazz Palminteri presents “A Bronx Tale.” The original one man show.

In 1989 Chazz Palminteri wrote a one man show about a killing he saw when he was nine. He performed it at a little theater in Hollywood. It became a hit and the most sought after property since Rocky. With nine hundred in the bank and million dollar offers, he refused to sell his play unless he played Sonny and wrote the screenplay. He held out and got his wish with Robert DeNiro. In 2007 the play ran on Broadway to sold-out, standing-room-only shows at the Walter Kerr theatre. Chazz will perform the original one man show he did in 1989 that made him famous.

Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive Philadelphia | October 26, 2013

With support from a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Sundance Institute will be hosting a Screenwriters Intensive in Philadelphia on Saturday, October 26, 2013. In collaboration with Scribe Video Center, this one-day workshop will support 8 to 12 local screenwriters who are currently developing a narrative feature-length screenplay. Veteran screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury (Nashville, Thieves Like Us) will lead Designed Obstacles, a working session that will provide each writer with tools to delve deeply into their characters and make vital discoveries to enrich their stories. The workshop will be followed by a private conversation with Sundance Institute staff and a Sundance alumnus filmmaker, as well as a public reception for the community.

We are currently seeking applicants for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive at Scribe. Participants must be developing a feature-length narrative screenplay and must be based locally in the Philadelphia area. We are seeking writers whose projects fit broadly into the Sundance model; specifically, films that are independent in terms of story and spirit, character-driven, and reflective of the writer’s authentic voice and personal, unique vision.

Application guidelines and deadlines can be found at:

www.scribe.org/workshops/sundance

The deadline to apply is October 4, 2013

Questions? Contact:

Amanda Johnson sundanceintensive@scribe.org Media Center Manager at Scribe

Shira Rockowitz shira_rockowitz@sundance.org Feature Film Program Manager at Sundance Institute

Reelblack Recommends - GIDEON’S ARMY at IHouse 9/17 7pm

Scribe Producers’ Forum: Gideon’s Army

Tuesday, September 17, 7:00PM
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut St.
Tickets: $10, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for Scribe and IHP Members

Director Dawn Porter in person

Presented in partnership with International House Philadelphia
The screening of Gideon’s Army is co-sponsored by the Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law.

Gideon’s Army
Directed by Dawn Porter (USA, 2013, 95 min)

Gideon’s Army follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point. Backed by mentor Jonathan “Rap” Rapping, a charismatic leader who heads the Southern Public Defender Training Center (now known as Gideon’s Promise) they struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads so common that even the most committed often give up in their first year.

This event will also feature a post-screening panel discussion on the role of Public Defenders in today’s court system moderated by Regina Austin.

Get In On The Fun | Become A Reelblack Member Today!

What are you waiting for?  The fun has already started. 

In the past year, Reelblack Season 10 members had a chance to preview over 40 feature films before they hit theaters including 2 Guns, After Earth, Alex Cross, Fruitvale Station, Pain & Gain, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Peeples, 42, The Call, The Sapphires, Flight and The Butler.  For just $40 per Season (season lasts one year beginning in October), Reelblack members are invited to a minimum of 3 new movies per month.

Your membership money goes to support a variety of projects that promote quality African-American Film in the City of Brotherly Love.

This Summer, we celebrated our 11th Anniversary, which was noted in the Philadelphia Tribune and Scoop.  Our Philly premiere of Billy Paul: Am I Black Enough For You was covered in the Philadelphia Daily News.  For the second year in a row, we presented a film at the BlackStar Film Festival.  Reelblack TV began its seventh year on PhillyCAM.  Plus, we received a special citation from Philadelphia City Council in recognition of our effort to promote quality African-American Film.

Now’s the time to join/renew and get fa full year of benefits.  If you enjoy what we do, help us to keep it going.  The longer you wait, the less fun you’ll have.

If it’s been a while since you were a member, or you have been getting our emails for a while but haven’t jumped in, this year promses to be our best yet.  Join/renew before October 1 so you won’t miss out on invites to movies like BAGGAGE CLAIM,  12 YEARS A SLAVE and THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE. 

A REELBLACK MEMBERSHIP IS PHILLY’S BEST ENTERTAINMENT BARGAIN.  CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO JOIN/RENEW NOW:

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WE ARE HAVING A BIRTHDAY BASH

 

I’M TURNING 44 THIS MONTH. WE ARE HAVING A BIRTHDAY BASH TO CELEBRATE AND TO KICKOFF REELBLACK’S 11TH SEASON AT THE POINT OF DESTINATION CAFE, GREENE & UPSAL STREETS.  FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED BY JAMES’ SIDE OF THE ROAD JERK CHICKEN (THERE WILL ALSO BE BURGERS AND FRANKS) AND MUSIC BY COOL DJ FRANK. SUGGESTED DONATION IS $10 MEMBERS | $15 NONMEMBERS. T-SHIRTS AND MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE EVENT

Be sure to RSVP so that we can adequately prepare for attendance.
http://reelblackbdaybash.eventbrite.com/

MEMBER SPECIAL:  PRE-ORDER YOUR REELBLACK T-SHIRT OR HOODIE NOW AND GET IT IN TIME FOR OUR BIRTHDAY BASH ON 9/28.

T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

There has been a demand for Reelblack T-shirts, so we are taking pre-orders for Reelblack Tees and Hoodies.  A limited number will be on hand at our Birthday Bash on 9/28.  Get your order in by Friday, September 20th and be guaranteed a shirt to pick up at the party (and get the $5 shipping fee refunded).

For a complete order form CLICK HERE.


Order a t-shirt now and save $5 off the nonmember price.

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For Colored Boys: Redemption


Looking for a great show on YouTube?  Stacey Muhammad’s FOR COLORED BOYS: REDEMPTION will have you hooked.

For Colored Boys is a dramatic web series written and directed by award winning filmmaker and content creator, Stacey Muhammad of Wildseed Films. Inspired by the highly acclaimed 1975 choreopoem “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf

“  by Ntozake Shange, For Colored Boys is a series of short stories that follow the lives of seven African American men from various walks of life as they navigate and overcome challenges, face their fears, find their truth, mend broken relationships, find love, build families and inspire the lives of many.

Catch up at YouTube.com/staceymfilms

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