Crosscurrent Pictures presents “Limbo Weekend,” a two-day event including our conference on African migrants in Italy and the release of our documentary, “Limbo.” All events are ACS-approved
Saturday, April 23, 3pm - 6:30 pm: Crosscurrent Pictures will host a conference in the Communication Department Studio in Garey Hall focused on the experience of African migrants in Italy and the perspectives of Italians on the issues. We hope to shed light on aspects of the current “migration crisis” that are not covered in the media. Speakers and attendees will engage in dialogue about how Italy, the EU, and the U.S. have responded to the influx of migrants and identify what we can do to help the situation.
(Co-sponsored by Africana Studies, Peace & Justice Studies, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, Center for Multicultural Affairs, Arab & Islamic Studies, Department of Romance Languages, Sociology, History, and Political Science )
Sunday, April 24, 7pm - 8:30 pm: We will premiere our short documentary, “Limbo,” at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. After the screening, we will hold a Q&A session with our crew to discuss our experiences making the film and our hopes for it. Please visit https://www.kimmelcenter.org/pdp-pages/201516/rentals/villanova-film/ to RSVP.
Please save the date for this exciting weekend! In order to engage in insightful conversation, we would like as many people to come as possible. We hope all of our family, friends, colleagues, and especially those who want to learn more to join us in discussing some of the issues we face with immigration today.
In Episode #2, Mike D. and Charles Woods (aka The Professor) discuss BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT, MILES AHEAD and ECHO PARK. Plus they share their reactions to the teaser trailers for THE BIRTH OF A NATION and ALMOST CHRISTMAS.
Let’s check out the new movie NINA, starring Zoe Saldana and David Oyelelowo this Friday Night at the AMC Loews Cherry Hill, then go to Wegman’s Market for food, giveaways and discussion.
Certainly the most controversial Black film in recent times, NINA starring Zoe Saldana finally makes its big screen debut this Friday. If you’re curious (or just a fan of Zoe and David), here’s your chance to see for yourself what the fuss is about.
Showtimes are not yet posted. Lets pledge to attend the screening closest to 7pm. I will update as soon as information is listed on fandango.com.
Director MALCOLM D. LEE (The Best Man Holiday, Barbershop: The Next Cut) is Mike and Steph’s guest on today’s Reelblack Radio. Tune in at 11am ET at www.900amwurd.com
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BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT is in theaters everywhere on April 15.
RBTV’s MIKE D sat down with ICE CUBE and DEON COLE, who co-star in the new film, BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT. In this exclusive clip, they talk about maintaining their integrity in Hollywood, The desire to tell Black stories and their thoughts on Donald Trump. Barbershop: The Next Cut is in theaters April 15, 2016. Special thanks: Allied/THA. Edit: Mike D.
Reelblack Podcast host MIKE D. and CHARLES WOODS aka “The Professor” discuss the groundbreaking ABC-TV series THE OUTCASTS (1968). It was the first series to depict a Black Western hero (played by the late Otis Young). As a special treat, Outcasts star DON MURRAY joins us via Skype to share his memories of the show, which has yet to be released on home video.
Please sign our petition to have Sony Pictures Entertainment release THE OUTCASTS as a Special Edition DVD.
Mike and Steph talk to filmmaker DAVID MCMAHON (Jackie Robinson), Curator MIA MASK (POITIER: REVISITED) and Actress RAIN PRYOR. Audio courtesy of 900amwur.com
Singer/songwriter RES (pronounced “Reese”) talks about her current crowdfunding campaign to bring her long-gestating RESET album to the public. Donate now and get cool perks. Find out more at www.the1res.com
On Tuesday, April 12, the African American Museum in Philadelphia proudly partners with Reelblack and ARRAY to present a special screening of Ethiopian-born director Haile Gerima’s film, Ashes & Embers.
Ashes and Embers explores a disillusioned Vietnam War veteran’s attempt to come to terms with his past and his current place as a black man in America. Set amidst the challenges of Black urban life in the early 1980s, the film is the story of a disillusioned African-American Vietnam vet grappling with his turbulent past and struggling inside a chaotic political environment to make a future for himself. It stars John Anderson, Evelyn A. Blackwell, Norman Blalock, Kathy Flewellen, Uwezo Flewellen, and Barry Wiggins.
Winner of the 1983 FIPRESCI Prize for the Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival, Ashes and Embers is the American film debut of highly acclaimed Ethiopian-born director, Haile Gerima.
A post-screening discussion with Gerima will follow the April 12 screening. Tickets are on sale now, so grab your seats today!