Reelblack Presents BLUE and US: A LOVE STORY

What: Reelblack Presents BLUE, The Award-Winnning Film from Writer/Actor Don Wallace.  Preceded by the short film, US: A LOVE STORY by Alrick Brown.

Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

When: Tuesday October 13, 2009 at 7pm.  (boxoffice opens 30 minutes before).

Cost: $8/ Adults/ $6 Students FREE for Reelblack Season 7 Members (click the “membership” link at top of page more more info on joining.

On Tuesday October 13, Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of African-American film will present BLUE, the award-winning film from writer/actor Don Wallace.  Directed by Temple alum Ryan Mnningham, it won awards at this year’s American Black Film Festival and Hollywood Black Film Festival.

BLUE is a gritty, urban drama about professional boxer set in the city landscapes of New York. Gary “Blue” Meekins struggles against unusually high obstacles to turn his hopeless life into that of the American dream. CHIP and DUTCH offer Blue a part in a robbery of a supposed neighborhood drug dealer. The end is so tragic that the events haunt Blue and lead him to give up his life of crime and return to his childhood boxing gym and longtime trainer/mentor CHINA BANKS.

While Blue struggles in the fight game his longtime girlfriend CRYSTAL, decides she has had enough of Blue’s short sighted dream of becoming a boxing champion, and leaves him. During this time, he meets a troubled neighbor, CARMEN VASQUEZ. Through their own struggles, a bond grows between them. Blue reluctantly confides in his only known relative, COURTNEY BROWN, a charismatic street hustler who lives life on the edge. Resisting Courtney’s offers, Blue defies China’s wishes and jumps at the opportunity to fight his nemesis JULIAN MOORE.

Blue’s boxing career starts to take a turn for the better.. Blue and Carmen’s lives are on an upswing when tragedy strikes. Carmen and Blue relationship is ripped apart. Only time will tell if Blue and Carmen can ever mend their relationship or if Blue will be up to the fight of his life. The determination of one man will lead to redemption at all cost. The race is not won by the swift or the strong, but by the one who endures until the end. Fight or die. BLUE.

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One Response to “Reelblack Presents BLUE and US: A LOVE STORY”

  1. Doug on July 30th, 2014 12:26 am

    harriman@pothole.tricked” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thanks!…

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