PHILLY FILMMAKER REL DOWDELL’S CHANGING THE GAME OPENS AT AMC CHERRY HILL 5/11

Philadelphia-based screenwriter, director, producer and educator Rel Dowdell will debut his highly-anticipated second feature film, “Changing the Game,” exclusively at AMC Theatres locations in Philadelphia, New York City, Washington, DC, Atlanta and Chicago on Friday, May 11, with a nationwide release to follow.

The film opens locally at the AMC Loews Cherry Hill, 2121 Rt 38 in Cherry Hill, NJ for a limited run beginning Friday May 11, 2011.

“Changing the Game” was shot in Philadelphia and stars veteran actors Tony Todd (Candyman, 24 and The Event); Irma P. Hall (Soul Food, The Lady Killers and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil); and rapper/actor Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones (Blade: The Series, Law & Order, NCIA: LA and The Shield).

The film depicts the rise of brilliant young African American Darrell Barnes from the slums of North Philadelphia to the skyscrapers of New York City’s financial district.  On Wall Street, however, Barnes soon encounters a new set of obstacles and villains - including racism and shady international characters - that jeopardize his dream of leaving his dangerous upbringing behind and ultimately threaten his life.  Surviving a new game will take everything Barnes learned on the street and in school - including an almost-mystical gift from a slain childhood friend.

“My ultimate hope is for ‘Changing the Game’ to truly embody its title by helping to transform the way African-American films and filmmakers are perceived,” Dowdell said.  “This is a diverse story with complex characters in a changing world -and as such, it’s meant for a broad audience with wide-ranging backgrounds.  With Nikkole Denson-Randolph, AMC Independent and Barnholtz Entertainment on our team, we have a tremendous chance to truly reach that audience.”

Meet Filmmaker REL DOWDELL on opening night and at Reelblack’s First Weekend Field Trip on the afternoon of 5/12.  More details to come.

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