RAOUL PECK | I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (In Theaters Feb. 3)

RBTV’s MIKE D. HAd the privilege of chatting with filmmaker RAOUL PECK about his Oscar nominated documentary, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO. www.iamnotyournegro.com

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

BILLY WOODBERRY MASTER CLASS AT SCRIBE 2/1

This workshop explores the range of expressive and creative approaches to non-fiction film. With screening examples drawn from classic and contemporary works, the goal is to recover some of the creative possibilities of documentary filmmaking. The workshop will be led by Billy Woodberry, a leading figure in the movement of Black independent filmmakers known as the L.A. Rebellion. A reading list will be made available prior to the workshop.

For those interested in learning more, attend this upcoming Producers’ Forum screening of three films by Woodberry from throughout his career. Learn more HERE

Contact Email Address:
Contact Phone Number:
2152224201
Cost:
$20, $10 Scribe and Reelblack members

This workshop explores the range of expressive and creative approaches to non-fiction film. With screening examples drawn from classic and contemporary works, the goal is to recover some of the creative possibilities of documentary filmmaking. The workshop will be led by Billy Woodberry, a leading figure in the movement of Black independent filmmakers known as the L.A. Rebellion. A reading list will be made available prior to the workshop.

For those interested in learning more, attend this upcoming Producers’ Forum screening of three films by Woodberry from throughout his career. Learn more HERE

Contact Email Address:
Contact Phone Number:
2152224201
Cost:
$20, $10 Scribe members

THREE FILMS BY BILLY WOODBERRY 1/31 - FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

Scribe Producer’s Forum: Three Films by Billy Woodberry at the PFS Roxy 2023 Sansom Street

Scribe Video Center presents three films by Billy Woodberry, a key figure in the movement of Black independent filmmakers known as “the L.A. Rebellion.”

** Billy Woodberry will be in attendance **


Reelblack Members Get Scribe Discounted Rate


Part of Scribe Video Center’s Producers’ Forum. This screening is presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Film Society.

Tuesday, January 31 | 6 PM
Ticket Info: http://bit.ly/2ibIHMG

MARSEILLE APRÈS LA GUERRE
USA/PORTUGAL | 2016 | 10 MIN
Marseille Après La Guerre is a portrait of dockworkers in Marseille after World War II, and a reflection on the political awakening of legendary African filmmaker Ousmane Sembène.

BLESS THEIR LITTLE HEARTS
USA | 1983 | 80 MIN
Bless Their Little Hearts addresses the social and cultural impact of mass unemployment through the story of one couple’s struggle to make ends meet. This newly restored masterpiece by Woodberry was written and photographed by Charles Burnett.

Tuesday, January 31 | 8 PM
Ticket Info: http://bit.ly/2jw3Fbf

AND WHEN I DIE, I WON’T STAY DEAD
USA/PORTUGAL | 2015 | 89 MIN
A fascinating portrait of Bob Kaufman (1925-1986), one of the Beat Generations’ most overlooked artists, the film is a journey into the ferocious beauty of Kaufman’s work, and his insistence that poetry is fundamental to humanity’s moral survival.


About:

Billy Woodberry is a key figure in the nexus of Black independent filmmakers known as “the L.A. Rebellion.” His film Bless Their Little Hearts received two awards at the Berlin Film Festival in 1984 and was placed on the National Film Registry in 2013. Woodberry has taught at CalArts since 1989.

James Baldwin In Paris (1971) | Philadelphia Premiere 2/10

In honor of the release of I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, Reelblack presents a pair of rare documentaries featuring the late author, including the Philadelphia premiere of MEETING THE MAN: JAMES BALDWIN IN PARIS (1971). Followed by a discussion.
Friday February 10 at 7:15pm. At the United Bank Building, 3750 Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia 19104. Suggested donation: $5.00

Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris
Terence Dixon, UK/France, 1971, digital projection, 31m
An extremely rare film document photographed by Jack Hazan (Rude Boy, A Bigger Splash) in several symbolic locations, including the Place de la Bastille. As Hazan recounts: “Things don’t go to plan for him and the film crew when a couple of young black Vietnam draft dodgers impose themselves on the American. Baldwin wrestles with being a role model to the black youths, denouncing Western colonialism and crimes against African Americans while at the same time demonstrating his mastery and understanding of the culture he supposedly despises.”

Special thanks to Jake Perlin and Rich Blint, who programmed The Devil Finds Work - James Baldwin On Film series at Lincoln Center in 2016.

Movie Meetup for Sleepless This Saturday 1/14

Lets support opening weekend of SLEEPLESS, the new thriller starring Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union.  Pledge to attend the 11:50am show at the UA Riverview in South Philly.  Afterward, join us for lunch at Ruby Buffet for discussion and giveaways.

Event is DUTCH TREAT.  Get tix in advance at http://www.fandango.com/uariverviewplazastadium17rpx26imax_aadib/theaterpage?date=1/14/2017

SLEEPLESS stars Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground.

Free Screening of Ava DuVernay’s 13th on 1/13 at AAMP

Seating is limited. RSVP LIST IS CLOSED. THERE WILL BE A WAITLIST AT THE DOOR.

“The Oscar for this year’s Best Documentary belongs to 13th, Ava DuVernay’s incendiary, indelible and indispensable document about the myth of racial equality in America.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Join Reelblack and the African American Museum (701 Arch Street) in Philadelphia for a FREE screening of Ava DuVernay’s 13TH. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the issues addressed in this film. Panelists will be announced shortly. This screening is presented as part of AAMP’s annual MLK Weekend Celebration sponsored by Citizens Bank. Community partners: 900AM-WURD, BlackStar Film Festival, Scribe Video Center, Greater Philadelphia Film Office and Philadelphia Sunday Sun.

Confirmed to moderate is 900AM WURD Program Director Stephanie Renee.  Panelists for Friday’s screening are

Mitchell Chance, public speaker and author of The Great Hijack https://www.amazon.com/Great-Hijack-stealing-Talented-through/dp/1539478823

William L. Goldsby, Chair Reconstruction Inc. Author, Reconstructing Rage https://www.amazon.com/Reconstructing-Rage-Transformative-Incarceration-Spirituality

El Sawyer, Filmmaker and Social Justice Activist http://pullofgravityfilm.com/bios/

Kevin Shird
National Youth Advocate, Author of ‘Lessons of Redemption’ and ‘Uprising in the City’ https://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Redemption-Kevin-Shird/dp/1908518235

Doors: 6:00 pm

Screening: 6:30 pm

More about 13TH

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing film refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity.With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. A Netflix original documentary.

Win A Fences Hat


Win an official dad hat from the Golden Globe nominated #hiddenfences movie. Send an email with your full name and mailing address to reelblackinc@aol.com With the phrase “Fences Hat” in subject line. Good luck!

Win Passes To See Placido Domingo Live From The Met

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera celebrate 11 years of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series with “The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 Season” on the big screen.
Reelblack is giving five lucky readers a pair of passes to see NABUCCO on Saturday January 7 at 12:55pm.  We have passes to local theaters in the city as well as in the suburban areas.

ENTER TO WIN BY SENDING AN EMAIL WITH YOUR FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER and MAILING ADDRESS IN THE BODY OF THE MESSAGE to reelblackinc@aol.com.  Winner will be selected at random and notified this evening.

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.

The fall season performances are below.
NABUCCO (Verdi)- First time in HD & Starring Plácido Domingo
Saturday, January 7 (LIVE) - 12:55 p.m. ET / 11:55 a.m. CT/ 10:55 a.m. MT/ 9:55 a.m. PT
Wednesday, January 11 (ENCORE) - 6:30 p.m. local time
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE (Gounod)- New production
Saturday, January 21 (LIVE) - 12:55 p.m. ET / 11:55 a.m. CT/ 10:55 a.m. MT/ 9:55 a.m. PT
Wednesday, January 25 (ENCORE) - 6:30 p.m. local time
RUSALKA (Dvo?ák)- New production
Saturday, February 25 (LIVE) - 12:55 p.m. ET / 11:55 a.m. CT/ 10:55 a.m. MT/ 9:55 a.m. PT
Wednesday, March 1 (ENCORE) - 6:30 p.m. local time

For tickets and list of theaters, visit http://www.fathomevents.com/event/the-met-live-in-hd-2016-17-season/more-info/the-met-live-in-hd-2016-17-season