Let’s get together and have fun while raising money for our latest project at Reelblack’s Spring Bowling Bash.  Saturday April 25  2-5pm at Liberty Lanes, 6505 Market Street in Upper Darby (right off the El).

Join the Reelblack family for a fun-filled afternoon of bowling, surprises and giveaways.  Light refreshments will be provided (soft pretzels and beverages) and prizes will be awarded for both highest and lowest score.  Bring your team or join forces with new friends.  We have 10 lanes booked from 2-5pm and can accommodate up to 50 bowlers for this event.  Bowl as much as you like within the time frame.

Proceeds will go towards post-production costs of our concert film, LAST NIGHT AT THE FIVE SPOT.

Get your tickets now at

Support Julie Dash on Indiegogo - Campain extended til May 5

Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust) has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise $55,000 which will go towards completing her feature documentary “Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl.”

Please do your best to support this worthy project.–2

Movie Meetup In Support of Brotherly Love This Sunday at UA Riverview 1:10pm

Our friend Jamal Hill’s Brotherly Love opens Friday at these area theaters with select theaters offering Thursday night shows.

UA Riverview
The Pearl at Avenue North
Cinemark Rave
UA Grant Plaza 9
AMC Loews Cherry Hill
UA King of Prussia
AMC Plymouth Meeting
AMC Neshaminy
Cinemark 16 Somerdale
Regal Brandywine Wilmington

Reelblack is hosting a Movie Meetup on Sunday at the UA Riverview for the 1:10pm show. Come join us in support of Jamal Hill and Charlie Mack’s latest endeavor, their first to be released theatrically. Join us afterward for discussion and giveaways at the Ruby Buffet on Columbus Boulevard. Event is Dutch Treat. Movie is $10/ meal is around $15 (Sunday is dinner price all day).
Forging a way out of Philadelphia’s roughest neighborhood is a life or death matter for siblings June, (Cory Hardrict), Sergio (Eric D. Hill Jr.) and Jackie (Keke Palmer). So when Sergio’s skill on the basketball court promises an escape, it looks like he’ll avoid the fate that befell the streetwise June. But the temptations of ‘hood life still pull hard on a loving family trying their best in a world that’s stacked against them.

Movie Meetup - MKA Institute Film Festival 4/18

The Molefe K. Asante Institute is hosting its annual film festival April 18 & 19 at its headquarters in Germantown. The entire lineup can be accessed here:

Let’s meetup and support 12 MONTHS, a really cool documentary I had the pleasure of seeing at last year’s Urbanworld Film Festival. Screening takes place Saturday April 18, 2015 at 6:15pm. Admission is Free and open to the public.
at the
Molefi Kete Asante Institute
5535 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19144
(215) 882-9200

12 Months
Charysse Tia Harper (65m, USA) ‘12 Months’ is a documentary about a Los Angeles man (Tony) who rented his home for the entire year of 2013 for $1 per month to help a family in transitional housing. He never met the family, but offered his 3-bedroom home to give the family a chance to get on their feet. The story follows Felicia Dukes and her four children as they are in Tony’s home, as well as explores the impact that generosity has on the community.


Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of African-American film is giving two lucky readers a copy of the just-released I REALLY HATE MY EX on DVD courtesy of Lionsgate.


The winners will be selected at random and notified next week.  Good luck!


  • Rowdy romantic dramedy! Three women kidnap their exes and hold them hostage until they get the answers they think they need to be free.
  • Starring
    Chris Spencer, Leon Robinson, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Shari Headley, JD Lawrence, Troy Byer, Bresha Webb, Ernie G., Daphnee Duplaix, Tomiko Fraser Hines, Christopher Bailey, Michael Bernard Beckwith
  • Written and Directed by Troy Byer (Love Don’t Cost A Thing)

Kimberly C. Roberts on RBTV

RBTV’s MIKE D. sat down at PhillyCAM studios with KIMBERLY C. ROBERTS, entertainment writer for the Philadelphia Tribune to discuss her book, Joy Ride! The Stars and Stories of Philly’s Famous Uptown Theater. JOY RIDE is available wherever books are sold.


The Hip-Hop Fellow - Film Screening and Discussion with Ninth Wonder

Wednesday April 22 - 6 PM
Annenberg School for Communication-  Room 110
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *Registration Required*


Jeff Bradshaw and Kenny Lattimore on RBTV

Trombone virtuoso JEFF BRADSHAW  and KENNY LATTIMORE perform “What Must I Do?” at the TLA on March 31, 2015.  Original version appears on the  CD, HOME: LIVE AT THE KIMMELL CENTER, which is now available wherever you find music. @IAmJeffBradshaw  Camera: Daryl DeBrest and Mike D for Reelblack/Captured Soul.  Edit: Mike D.  Special thanks: Artists First.

Reelblack and BlackStar Present IN THE MORNING/FLEECING LED ZEPPELIN 4/15 at IHouse

Reelblack Inc. and BlackStar Film Festival are proud to host the Philadelphia Premiere of Nefertite Nguvu’s award-winning feature debut IN THE MORNING. Screening will take place at International House, 3701 Chestnut Street on Tuesday April 14 at 7pm. Preceded by the short film FLEECING LED ZEPPELIN by Gabriel Tolliver. FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE.

Tickets are $10 Adults/ $8 Students and Seniors/ $5 Reelblack and IHouse Members (for info on becoming a Reelblack member, visit

Tickets can be purchased in advance at

In The Morning is a feature film about love and its inevitable change/decline. It charts the emotional anatomy of the lives, loves, infidelities, and enduring friendships of a group of inter-connected New Yorkers over the course of one day.

Set in Brooklyn, In The Morning is a searing journey through the lives of nine smart, fiercely articulate New Yorkers. Friends: Harper, Ravi, Fez, Bly and Amara gather to bid farewell to one of their own moving abroad, and debate the compromise and loss of their youthful ideals regarding marriage, fidelity, life, and love. Two lovers: Malik and Cadence, meet to ceremoniously end a whirlwind romance that has collapsed under the weight of fears, obligations, and regrets. A couple: Zuri and Leal, sift through the remains of their broken relationship as they try to make a life-altering decision. They begin to come to terms with their disintegrated trust, and the possibility of renewal. For everyone, life will be indelibly altered in the morning. Winner Audience Award-Urbanworld Film Festival. Official Selection Pan African Film Festival, New Voices In Black Cinema.

Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu and cast members Kim Hill, Alzo Slade, Hoji Fortuna and CJ Lindsey will be in attendance. Q&A Moderated by Maori Holmes.

Trailer - Nefertite Nguvu's 'In The Morning' from Tambay A Obenson on Vimeo.

Screening with:

Fleecing Led Zeppelin

dir. Gabriel Tolliver, USA, 2014, digital, 20 min.

In 1973 someone stole $200,000 from Led Zeppelin’s safety deposit box. Forty years later, it creates a Pandora’s box of trouble for a New York City cop.

Filmmaker Gabriel Tolliver will be in attendance.

Nefertite Nguvu Today on WURD | 11:20am

Tune in today at 11:20pm  Reelblack’s Mike D. will be sitting in with Stephanie Renee for the mid-morning Mojo when filmmaker NEFERTITE NGUVU will be calling in to talk about her film IN THE MORNING, which screens Tuesday at IHouse.

Listen live at
Join the Conversation: 866-361-0900 or 215-634-8065

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