Win A Copy of PERSONAL PROBLEMS on DVD

Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of Black Film, is giving away a copy of  PERSONAL PROBLEMS on DVD, courtesy of our friends at Kino/Lorber

If you are in Philadelphia, the film screens Friday August 17 at the Lightbox Film Center in West Philadelphia. Details at IHousephilly.org

The film may be purchased online through Amazon or directly through Kino Lorber https://www.kinolorber.com/product/personal-problems-dvd

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

Winners will be announced 9/1. Good luck!

This entirely African American-conceived and produced ensemble drama is the result of a collaboration of a pair of pioneering Black artists: writer Ishmael Reed and filmmaker Bill Gunn, who wrote and directed the underground classic Ganja & Hess and wrote the screenplay for Hal Ashby’s The Landlord. Originally intended to air on public television in 1980, it went unseen for many years; the original tapes have been carefully restored by Kino Lorber and the film is now available in its full-length version for the first time in decades!

New HD restoration, reconstructed from the original 3/4” U-matic camera tapes, with remastered audio | Previously unseen preliminary version, directed by Bill Gunn in 1979 (39 Min.) | Deleted and extended scenes | Original six-part radio drama (1977) | Interviews with creators Ishmael Reed, Steve Cannon, and actor Sam Waymon | “Improvisation Jamming,” an essay by Nicholas Forster on the production and release of the film | Q&A footage from the restoration premiere (2018) | Theatrical trailer