BROTHERLY LOVE SEMINAR WITH JAMAL HILL 11/19

Everyone is always asking me how do I break into movies? How do I get quality actors attached to my projects? How do I get people to read my material? Tri-state area here’s your chance to learn firsthand from one of the hottest young directors in the business. Filmmaker @jamalhill is conducting a one day seminar around @brotherlylovethemovie this Saturday. This is something you don’t want to miss! Space is limited make sure you cop your tickets today.

Reelblack and PEC Present Jay-Z: Unplugged 11/11

What: Reelblack and PEC Present JAY-Z: UNPLUGGED (10th Anniversary)
When: Friday November 11, 2016 at 7:15pm
Where: United Bank Building, 3750 Lancaster Avenue in W. Philly
Cost: $5.00 (includes refreshments)

On Friday, November 11 real black and PEC host a special 10th anniversary screening of Jay-Z Unplugged. Not on DVD or Youtube, this is Hov at his best.  Admission is $5.00 (refreshments included) show starts at 7:15.

As an added bonus, we will be joined by a surprise guest who perform that night on the show via Skype!

Following the success of Blueprint, Jay-Ztook a break from the studio productions of Timbalandand Just Blazeand stepped into acoustic surroundings for a taped edition of MTV’s long-running Unplugged series. With the talents of the Roots as his backing band, Jay-Z fails to miss a step and feels just as comfortable in the unplugged arena as he does with drum machines and a mixing desk in front of him. The skills of Rootsdrummer Ahmir Thompson emulate even the slightest nuance from the originally programmed electronic beats, and Jay-Z fails to take this for granted, gently shifting from one song to the next in medley form with ease.  –Allmusicguide

WIN A COPY OF HAMMER ON BLU-RAY COURTESY OF OLIVE FILMS

Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of Black Film, is giving away one copy of HAMMER, the 1972 action flick starring Fred Williamson on Blu-Ray, courtesy of Olive Films.
Enter to win by sending an email with your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THE MESSAGE AND THE PHRASE “HAMMER” IN THE SUBJECT LINE to reelblackinc@aol.com

Winners will be announced next week.  Good luck!

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Hammer (Blu-ray)

Directed by: Bruce Clark
Former football player Fred Williamson (M.A.S.H., Black Caesar) brings his athletic prowess and acting chops to the role of B.J. Hammer in the street-smart, action pic Hammer. A boxer on-the-rise, Hammer is asked to throw a fight by the local Mob who have figured prominently in his success. His moral dilemma hits close to home when the life of his girlfriend, Lois’ (Vonetta McGee, Blacula, The Eiger Sanction) is put in jeopardy. Rounding out the Hammer cast are Bernie Hamilton (The Swimmer, TV’s Starkey and Hutch) and William Smith (Any Which Way You Can, The Frisco Kid) in the Bruce Clark (The Ski Bum, Galaxy of Terror) directed film.
Release Date: June 9, 2015
Rated: R
Runtime: 91 minutes
Year Filmed: 1972
Screen: 1.85:1, Color

MOVIE MEETUP - LOVING 11/13 AT RITZ FIVE 4:15pm

Lets support the opening weekend of LOVING, Sunday November 13th at 4:15pm at the Ritz Five 214 Walnut Street.  Event is Dutch Treat.  Tix are $10.00 and may be purchased at the box office or in advance at www.landmarktheaters.com/philadelphia

Time is subject to change but we are aiming for the showing closest to 4pm.

As a special treat, actor Christopher Mann will be joining us for the meetup. He’ll share his experience portraying Theoliver Jeter (Mildred Loving’s father) in the film and take pictures with us!

LOVING

JEFF NICHOLS | USA | 2016 | 123 MIN | PG-13

In Loving, acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special, Mud, Take Shelter) celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry—and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.

Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special, Mud, Take Shelter)

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Christopher Mann, Martin Csokas, Nick Kroll, Michael Shannon

REELBLACK MEMBER EIKO FAN FEATURED IN PAAFF

THREE STORIES by Eiko Fan

1700 Spring Garden Street

Admission FREE

https://events.sparxo.com/ThreeStories2016

Monday November 14 4:30pm at Community College of Philadelphia

10 years after immigrating from Japan where traditionally, carvings of Buddha were made from a single piece of wood, Eiko Fan’s wood sculpture reached a turning point. Eiko”s style evolved from this tradition to include flexible, inventive use of wood and body movements of mime and dance, encased in wooden costumes. Eiko then created a movie set in which her sculptural creatures could interact. Produced on 16mm film in 1981-1982 in collaboration with Rudy Burckhardt, a very well known photographer/filmmaker from New York, this film is a time capsule of Eiko”s life 35 years ago. Eiko later went on to perform “Live Wood Sculpture” performances internationally and even included her children in this production.

Artist Eiko Fan will be present for a post-screening Q&A and a presentation on her work.


KIMBERLY ELISE AND DAVID E. TALBERT ON THIS FRIDAY’S REELBLACK RADIO

Tune in this Friday 11am ET to Reelblack Radio as part of the Mojo on WURD-AM.
at 11:05 Stephanie Renee and I will speak with writer/director DAVID E. TALBERT, whose new movie, ALMOST CHRISTMAS, opens tonight.  Then at 11:30, actress KIMBERLY ELISE will call in to chat about her role in this ensemble family comedy.  Listen live at www.900amwurd.com

PHILADELPHIA ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL PICKS

The 2016 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, presented by Comcast, NBC10, Telemundo62, and Comcast Spectacor, is excited to announce its 9th annual festival, which will take place from November 10-20, 2016. The festival will feature over 70 films, intimate discussions with filmmakers, celebrity chef catering, live musical performances, a two-day academic conference, live theater performances by local Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists, and more! Special guests anticipated to attend include Danny Pudi (NBC’s Community), Cambodian Rapper Prach Ly, Japanese chef Chigumi Obayashi, and dozens of participating filmmakers.

The festival opens on Thursday, November 10 at 7PM with the Philadelphia Premiere of The Tiger Hunter, a comedy drama starring Pudi as a young Indian man who relocates to 1970s Chicago to become an engineer. Director Lena Khan and Pudi are expected in attendance for a Q&A, followed by a reception featuring music by DJ Rekha. The festival closes on Sunday November 20 with Mele Murals, about a young generation of Native Hawaiians who are reclaiming their indigenous culture through graffiti art. Director Tad Nakamura and graffiti legend Prime will conduct a film Q&A and live mural painting. Admission includes entry to the Closing Night Reception catered by local Hawaiian food truck Poi Dog, and will feature the unveiling of a limited edition Hawaiian ice cream flavor from Little Baby’s Ice Cream.

PAAFF also presents the Regional Premiere of Oscar-winning filmmaker David Goodman’s film Singers in the Band , a feature documentary that offers an unflinching look at the US military’s role in the South Korean sex trade. Goodman, a Philadelphia native, will be in attendance for the Q&A.

Two features of particular relevance to the Reelblack audience that have African American connections are Bad Rap, a feature doc about Asian American rappers directed by NY-based Salima Koroma and Dying to Kill starring actor Dwayne Perkins in the leading role. A short feature called Doubles with Slight Pepper about an Indo-Caribbean family in Trinidad that was Executive Produced by Spike Lee.

Full schedule and ticket info at www.paaff.org

Daughters of the Dust Movie Meetup in NYC 11/19

What: Daughters of The Dust (25th Anniversary) in NYC | Q&A with Julie Dash

Where: Film Forum | 209 W. Houston Street New York, NY 10014

When: Saturday November 19, 2016 at 5:10pm

Cost: $14.00 Get tix in advance at http://filmforum.org/film/daughters-of-the-dust-film
Join RBTV’s MIKE D and CHARLES WOODS as they attend a special Movie Meetup Saturday November 19 in NYC.

Film Forum is presenting special restored print of DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST. Filmmaker Julie Dash will be in attendance for a post film discussion with Michele Matere.

Event is DUTCH TREAT, meaning each person is responsible for purchasing their own ticket(s).

25 years after its world theatrical premiere at Film Forum, Julie Dash’s groundbreaking DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST returns in a stunning new restoration. Set in the legendary Sea Islands off the South Carolina/Georgia coast in 1902, the film follows a Gullah family (descendants of West African slaves) on the eve of its migration to the North. Led by a group of women who carry with them ancient African traditions, the extended family readies itself to leave behind friends, loved ones and their insulated way of life. Can these women hold fast to their sacred religious beliefs and customs, or will they be swept into the race toward an era of science and industry? This richly costumed drama, structured in tableaux to reflect the art and icons of African tradition, testifies movingly to the secret celebrations and packed-away sorrows of African-American women. These vital images were introduced to a new generation on a massive scale earlier this year, when the film was heavily referenced in Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade.

USA • 1991 • 112 MINS • COHEN MEDIA GROUP

Trailer link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdMxR2M_ddM

MOVIE MEETUP IN SUPPORT OF MOONLIGHT 11/5 in OLD CITY

Lets support the opening of MOONLIGHT, this Saturday at 1pm at the Ritz East, 125 South Second Street. Moonlight is the award-winning coming-of-age drama from Barry Jenkins (Medicine For Melancholy)  Event is Dutch Treat. Tix are $7.75 and may be purchased at the box office or in advance at https://www.landmarktheatres.com/philadelphia/ritz-east

Afterwards we will giveaway a MOONLIGHT poster!
MOONLIGHT
BARRY JENKINS | USA | 2016 | 111 MIN | R
A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, writer/director Barry Jenkins’s (Medicine for Melancholy) staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.
Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy).