Soul Food Cinema Presents JAZZ IN THE DIAMOND DISTRICT 10/16

WHAT: Soul Food Cinema Presents JAZZ IN THE DIAMOND DISTRICT (2008)
WHEN: Friday October 16, 2009 7pm - 10pm.
WHERE: The Point Of Destination Cafe, 6460 Greene Street (at the Upsal R8 Train Station) Philadelphia, PA 19119 215-849-7771.
COST: Free w/ purchase of a Soul Food Friday Meal ($11 and up).

Reelblack’s Soul Food Cinema returns Friday October 16 at 7pm with to celebrate the release of the Urbanworld Film Festival selection JAZZ IN THE DIAMOND DISTRICT. Filmmaker Lindsey Christian will be in attendance for a post-film discussion and to sign DVDs, which can be purchased at the event.


When Jasmine “Jazz” Morgan (introducing Monique Cameron) loses her mother to a long-time battle with lung cancer, she can only focus on one thing – pursuing her dream of becoming a singer. Defying the wishes of her father, Blair Morgan (Clifton Powell), a strict doctor who prefers that she return to college, Jazz spends the summer entrenched in the hyper-sexualized, drug-influenced Washington, D.C., music scene, dragging along her naive younger sister, Leah (introducing Erica Chamblee).

One night, after an impromptu audition, Jazz is invited to join a local Go-go band (music by Likeblood, Uncalled 4 Experience) that is managed by a laid back barber, Gabe (Wood Harris) and supported with drug money provided by the lead emcee, Flight (introducing Andre’ Strong). With ease, she falls in line with the band and in love with the stage and together they reach new heights of popularity. But just as quickly as her success builds so does the pressure and Jazz recklessly tries to maintain control.


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