CFF: REELBLACK presents EARLY WORK
THE CINEDELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL presents
Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:00 PM
REELBLACK presents EARLY WORK
A compilation of student films by Philly-based filmmakers of color, curated by Reelblack.
EARLY WORK features films by Reelblack Founder Mike D, Chinonye Chukwu (AlaskaLand), Rel Dowdell (Changing The Game), Tanya Hamilton (Night Catches Us) and Nadine Patterson (Tango Macbeth). All have gone on to make feature films and will be on hand to discuss how film school and short filmmaking proved to be an integral step in their development. Most of these films have not been shown on the big screen since their original festival runs and are not available on YouTube.
The program will feature:
THE HARDEST PART
(1994, NYU, Dir. Michael Dennis, 11 min, 16mm)
(1995, Columbia University, Dir. Tanya Hamilton, 20 Minutes, DVD)
(1996, Boston University, Dir. Rel Dowdell, 30 min, 16mm)
(2005, London Film School, Dir. Nadine Patterson, 13 min, DVD)
THE DANCE LESSON
(2010, Temple U., Dir. Chinonye Chukwu, 14 min, DVD)
Reelblack is a full-service film and video production company dedicated to creating and promoting "good movies 'bout Black Folks." Based in Philadelphia, it was founded in 1999 by award-winning filmmaker Michael Dennis (a.k.a. Mike D.), a graduate of both NYU Film School and The American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In addition to writing, producing and directing, Mike curates and hosts a monthly screening series at International House called REELBLACK PRESENTS, which promotes "discoveries and rediscoveries in African-American film." DINNER AND A MOVIE is a more intimate event that takes place at Cafe Mills; MOVIE MEETUPS are designed to show financial support to targeted films. For more info, visit www.reelblack.com.
Advance tix are $8, no refunds or exchanges.
The Cinedelphia Film Festival is a Philly-centric celebration of Philly film running from April 4-27, 2013.
531 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123