Win A Copy of BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA on Blu-Ray/DVD

Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of Black Film, is giving one lucky reader a copy of the recently released BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA on Blu-Ray/DVD combo courtesy of our friends at Arrow Films/ MVD Entertainment.  Enter to win by sending an email with your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THE MESSAGE AND THE PHRASE “BLACK MAMA” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to reelblackinc@aol.com

CONTEST HAS ENDED. CONGRATULATIONS TO ASHABI RICH OF PHILADELPHIA, WHO WON.

Before her iconic turn in Coffy, Pam Grier starred alongside Margaret Markov in a grindhouse spin on Stanley Kramer’s The Defiant Ones, fusing the Women in Prison film with the emerging Blaxploitation movement for a riotous romp of bullets, babes and blood! Lee (Grier), a tough prostitute and Karen (Markov), a revolutionary, are admitted to a tough women’s prison where almost immediately (after some playful showering that prefigures Porky’s) they clash. Packed off to a maximum security prison, their transport is ambushed by Karen’s guerrilla friends and the two escape into the Filipino jungle. Chained together and with differing escape plans their clash intensifies as Lee wants to retrieve a stash of stolen cash to get her off the island and Karen wants to re-join her revolutionary group. Escape isn’t easy as they come up against a series of obstacles including a corrupt cop, a bounty hunter, a sadistic Drug Lord and guerrillas who threaten to turn everything upside down. Chock full of girl fights, gun battles, nudity and humour, Black Mama White Mama, which was also known as Women in Chains and Hot, Hard and Mean, lives up to all its titles as well as featuring a brilliant Sid Haig (Spider Baby, House of 1000 Corpses) as a cowboy bounty hunter and Lynn Borden (Frogs, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry) as a lesbian guard from a script co-written by Jonathan Demme (Caged Heat) and a score sampled by Quentin Tarantino for Kill Bill.

PIFVA CINEMA SPEAKEASY PRESENTS A NIGHT OF FILMS BY SHANNON NEWBY 3/23

Cinema Speakeasy is proud to present an evening of short work by member SHANNON NEWBY, including the World Premiere of his latest webseries, LACEY’S CONFESSIONS. Screening will take place Wednesday March 23, 2016 at L’etage 6th and Bainbridge. Admission is FREE, but bring loot for food and drinks (L’etage is above Beau Monde Restarant, who serve excellent crepes). Shannon and the cast will be on hand for a post film Q&A.

LACEY’S CONFESSIONS
Synopsis
Lacey Danvers is a reserved professional woman who lives a quiet life with her loving husband. Without warning Lacey develops an unknown physical ailment with a symptom of strong sexual urges. Now Lacey’s life is being pulled apart by the seams as she tries to satisfy her sexual urges while keeping her husband in the dark.

Meet the New Stars of DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT


RBTV’s MIKE D had the chance to speak with actors NADIA HILKER and BILL SKARSGARD, who co-star in the new movie THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT.  This is the first major film role for both and in this exclusive clip, they talk about how they came to be discovered and offer advice to young actors looking to “make it.”  Camra: William Pyramid. Special Thanks: Allied/THA.

Help Kickstart Nijla Mu’min’s JINN

Writer/Filmmaker, and S&A contributor, Nijla Mu’min is currently raising production funds on Kickstarter for her first feature film,”Jinn,” a “sweet & serious” coming of age dramedy about a carefree black girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother converts to Islam, sending her on a quest for self-definition. It’s a fun, fresh exploration of identity, Islam, millennial culture, and new media. The story is loosely drawn from the filmmaker’s upbringing and explores religious interpretation and shifting family dynamics.

For much more on the project and the campaign, watch a video pitch below, and then visit the project’s Kickstarter page here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1151955973/jinn-a-narrative-film-about-identity-islam-and-fir

Win AMOS & ANDREW on Blu-Ray

CONTEST HAS ENDED. CONGRATULATIONS TO LARRY GIGLIO OF OLD CITY WHO WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED.

Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of Black Film, is giving one lucky reader a copy of the recently released AMOS & ANDREW on Blu-Ray courtesy of our friends at Olive Films.  Enter to win by sending an email with your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THE MESSAGE AND THE PHRASE “AMOS & ANDREW” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to reelblackinc@aol.com

Winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday, March 24, 2016

The satirical farce Amos & Andrew stars Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) as Andrew Sterling, a renowned black playwright who has no idea what’s in store when he purchases a home in a predominantly white suburban enclave. Suspected as a burglar while moving in, he finds himself on the receiving end of the law in a show of force more in line with a hostage situation. Realizing what could become a public relations nightmare, the police chief (Dabney Coleman, Nine To Five) strong-arms hapless car thief Amos (Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas) into holding Andrew hostage, the outcome of which will ultimately show the town’s true stripes. Written and directed by E. Max Frye (screenwriter of Something Wild and Foxcatcher), Amos & Andrew co-stars Michael Lerner (The Mod Squad), Margaret Colin (Independence Day) and Brad Dourif (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest).

BEVINS TWINS TODAY ON REELBLACK RADIO

Tune in today at 11am ET to 900AMWURD for another episode of Reelblack Radio on The Mojo.  Our guests will be ELI and LU BEVINS, who are currently running a GoFundMe campaign to support their trip to the Cannes Film Festival.

https://www.gofundme.com/arthurgoestocannes

At 11:40 JOHN WOOTEN from the cast of THE NORTH STAR will join us for entertainment news.

Win A Signed Copy of COOLEY HIGH on DVD

Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of Black Film, is giving one lucky reader a copy of the recently released COOLEY HIGH DVD courtesy of our friends at Olive Films. DVD is signed by the film’s director, MICHAEL SCHULTZ. Enter to win by sending an email with your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THE MESSAGE AND THE PHRASE “COOLEY HIGH” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to reelblackinc@aol.com

Winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday, March 11, 2016. Set in 1964 Chicago, Cooley High is a slice-of-life tale of high school students coping with the challenges of everyday life, growing up in the shadows of the housing projects. “Preach’ (Glynn Turman, Thomasine & Bushrod) and “Cochise” (Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, TV’s “Welcome Back Kotter”) are two black high school students, and best friends, who see their lives irrevocably changed by circumstance in this dramatic comedy. Cooley High also stars Garrett Morris (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) and Jackie Taylor (Hoodlum, Losing Isaiah). Actors: Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Glynn Turman, Garrett Morris

TIA FULLER AT THE CLEF CLUB 3/5

The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz is excited to present The Tia Fuller Quintet on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The performance takes place at the Clef Club, 738 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at http://clefclubofjazz.org/event/tia-fuller, at the Clef Club, at My Blue Heaven (1000 Easton Road, Wyncote, PA - Cedarbrook Shopping Center), or by calling (215) 893-9912 or (267) 625-1598

Tia Fuller is an exciting jazz musician. When the member of Beyoncé’s all-female band picks up her sax to play, something amazing happens. In addition to being a featured soloist with Beyoncé for President Obama at the White House and touring with Beyoncé as part of the I AM Sasha Fierce and Beyoncé Experience World Tour, Tia herself is a recording artist who has played in venues throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Balancing the worlds of performance and education, Tia is an accomplished touring artist and full-time professor at Berklee College of Music.
Just coming off of a stint playing with Beyonce’s band at this year’s Super Bowl, Camden’s own Arnetta Johnson will be featured on the trumpet, and Tia’s sister Shamie Royston on piano. The group will be rounded out by Corcoran Holt on bass and Billy Kilson on drums.
Food, jewelry and clothing vendors will be on site.

WIN A COPY OF ADULTERERS ON DVD

Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of Black Film, is giving one lucky reader a copy of the recently released ADULTERERS DVD courtesy of our friends at RLJ Entertainment.

LISTEN LIVE at 11;05amET Friday March 4 for our exclusive interview with ADULTERERS Writer/Producer/Director H.M. COAKLEY on 900AMWURD.

Enter to win by sending an email with your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THE MESSAGE AND THE PHRASE “ADULTERERS” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to reelblackinc@aol.com

Winner will be selected at random and notified on Tuesday.

On a steamy New Orleans afternoon, Sam Deuprey (Sean Faris, “Pretty Little Liars”) decides to surprise his beautiful wife, Ashley (Danielle Savre, “Heroes”), for their anniversary and comes home early. But Ashley is not alone in the bedroom. She and her lover, Damien (Mehcad Brooks, “True Blood”) are about to learn how far a jealous husband will go in this twisted psychological drama about dirty little secrets and uncontrollable passions.

Reelblack and PEC Present THE NORTH STAR DVD Release Celebration 3/11

Reelblack and PEC celebrate the DVD release of The North Star with a special screening. Filmmaker Thomas K. Phillips, producer Dave DeLellis and members of the cast will be onhand for a post film Q&A and DVD signing.

At The United Bank Bulding, 3750 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19106 Admission is $5.00 (includes refreshments). A limited number of DVDs will be available for sale at the event.

“The North Star,” the thrilling true story of the historic escape of Benjamin “Big Ben” Jones and Moses Hopkins from enslavement on a Virginia plantation to freedom in Buckingham, Pennsylvania. Set in 1849, the movie portrays a story of uncompromising heroism and determination against the backdrop of the unspeakable cruelty of slavery. The movie’s setting, Buck’s County, Pennsylvania, brings to life the reality of slavery in a local context. This film features former Philadelphia Eagle Jeremiah Trotter, Lynn Whitfield and Keith David.

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