Reelblack Presents Black TV Movies at the Rotunda on 4/13

  • I’ve been asked to curate a night at Andrew’s Video Vault and decided to screen two rarely-seen TV movies from the 70s starring icons Levar Burton and Jimmie Walker.  Please come support.

    Thursday April 13, 2017 At the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street (next door to the Cinemark Theater). Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:10.  BYOB. Admission is Free.

    APRIL 13 – REEL BLACK CINEMA PRESENTS TV MOVIES OF THE 1970s
    Dummy (1979 / 75 minutes)
    Levar Burton plays a deaf mute wrongly accused of rape and murder. Based on the real-life case of Donald Lang, this Emmy-nominated film co-stars Paul Sorvino as hearing impaired lawyer Lowell Myers.
    The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (1977 / 100 minutes)
    Adapted from the novel by Don Robertson, Jimmie Walker plays a high school basketball player stricken with sickle-cell anemia. Tony nominated director Gilbert Moses enlists a strong supporting cast, which includes James Earl Jones, Kevin Hooks and Debbie Allen (re-teamed with her Good Times co-star Walker in her movie debut).
    Guest Host and Curator: Mike D.

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