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Reelblack Curates Early Work by Philly Filmmakers of Color In Philadelphia, Monday 4/22

by Tambay A. Obenson
April 19, 2013 7:11 PM
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THE HARDEST PART (1994, NYU, Dir. Michael Dennis, 11 min, 16mm)
For you folks in Philly, an event you may be interested in, taking place on Mondayt, April 22, at 7PM:

A compilation of student films by Philly-based filmmakers of color, curated by Reelblack at PhilaMOCA 531 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Advance tix are $8: || Facebook event page.

EARLY WORK features films by Reelblack Founder Mike D (Philly Boy), 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. Q&A Moderated by Gretjen Clausing of PhillyCAM.

The program will feature:

THE HARDEST PART (1994, NYU, Dir. Michael Dennis, 11 min, 16mm) 

THE KILLERS (1995, Columbia University, Dir. Tanya Hamilton, 20 Minutes, DVD)

TRAIN RIDE (1996, Boston University, Dir. Rel Dowdell, 30 min, 16mm)

RELEASE (2005, London Film School, Dir. Nadine Patterson, 13 min, DVD)

THE DANCE LESSON (2010, Temple U., Dir. Chinonye Chukwu, 14 min, DVD)

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  • urbanauteur | April 20, 2013 12:53 PMReply

    isnt that gut from the wire?

  • Reelblack | April 20, 2013 9:46 PM

    Yes, Seth Gilliam (The Wire) and Yvonna Kopacz-Wright (Guiding Light) were the stars of my final NYU short film. If you're in Philly I hope you'll come out. Thanks S&A for the love.

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