MIKE D. AT KEYSTONE COMIC CON 9/15 | Philadelphia Convention Center

Reelblack founder MIKE D. will be featured on the AFRO PUNKS AND BLERDS Panel moderated by comic book author and filmmaker DAVID WALKER at Their Weekend’s Keystone Comic Convention.
The panel will take place this Saturday 9/15 at The Pennsylvania Convention Center Room 113A from 4:15-5:15pm
Full info on tix at https://www.keystonecomiccon.com

BRUCE!!! - ABFF Winner Kicks of Reelblack Season 16 10/12/18

On Friday October 12 at 7:30pm Reelblack kicks of its 16th Season with the Philadelphia Premiere of BRUCE!!! (2017), written, directed and starring Eden Marryshow, who will be onhand for a post-film Q&A. BRUCE’!! hs won top awards at The American Black Film Festival and Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. It’s a coming of age story about a man that’s probably too old to come of age!

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Director at the American Black Film Festival, this DIY comedy from Brooklyn-bred writer-director-star Eden Marryshow centers on Bruce—a human leech with no job, no ambition, and a less-than-stellar track record with women. That all changes when he meets Keira (Chester), falls hopelessly in love, and is finally forced to grow up…in his 30s. Drawing inspiration from John Hughes’ 80s classics, Marryshow fashions a brash, sharply written portrait of a loser turning his life around.

at The Bank 3750 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104 I Pay-What You-Wish

WILMINGTON ON FIRE 10/5 at AAMP - Filmmaker In Person


On Friday, October 5, the African American Museum in Philadelphia partners with Reelblack to host a special screening of filmmaker Christopher Everett’s poignant documentary Wilmington on Fire. Rosewood has long been infamous, but Wilmington came first and was even more devastating in its effects. In 1898, Wilmington was North Carolina’s largest city, with a majority black population, a thriving black middle class, and a biracial Republican-Populist fusion government. On November 10, an armed mob of Democrat -backed white supremacists opened fire on African American neighborhoods, slaughtering hundreds and driving thousands out of the city for good. (Filmmaker In Person) at The African American Museum in Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 19106 $8 in Advance/ $12 at the door

TRIBUTE TO ARETHA 9/14

Friday September 14 at 7:3opm A Tribute To Aretha Franklin To mark the passing of one of the greatest voices in the history of recorded music, Reelblack will screen two films starring Aretha Franklin from 1968–Aretha’s breakout year. One, a seldom-seen documentary on the Queen of Soul and the other a live concert that was originally televised in Europe and has yet to see a stateside release. Come celebrate and sing along with us.

at The Bank 3750 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104 I Pay-What You-Wish