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"Snow On Tha Bluff" (Drama That Claims To "Show What Life On The Streets Is Really Like") Gets Theatrical Date

by Tambay A. Obenson
April 4, 2012 3:42 PM
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Sergio profiled this film in May 2011, asking if any of you would actually want to see it, based on the trailer that was embedded within the post. 

It didn't quite catch on, but it was later acquired by Indie distribution company Screen Media Films to release as 1 of 7 titles on its 2012 theatrical slate, which was unveiled in January.

And it looks like that day has come, as I just got word that the film will make its theatrical premiere in NYC on April 20th at the reRun Gastropub Theater.

Directed by Damon Russell from a script penned by Chris Knittel and Curtis Snow, Snow On Tha Bluff's synopsis reads:

The Story of Atlanta robbery boy and crack dealer, Curtis Snow, who stole a camera from some college kids in a dope deal and made a documentary about his life.

The question of course is whether it's real, as in a documentary or docu-drama, or whether it's a *fake* or a mockumentary in the same mold as those Hollywood hoax flicks like Paranormal Activity and The Last Exorcism...

I dunno... I haven't seen it.

Snow On Tha Bluff premiered at last year's Slamdance Film Festival, and later screened at the Atlanta Film Festival, where it was reported that some audience members were unsure of the authenticity of a scene in which a kid puts his hands into a pile of cocaine with a razor blade in it, causing a bit of a public raucus, which lead to a police investigation.

Or was that report also a *fake* and a marketing ploy by the filmmakers?

Regardless, you folks in NYC will get to see it when it's released in 2 weeks. 

In the meantime, watch the trailer below if you haven't already seen it,. and decide for yourselves:

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  • Rooster | July 22, 2012 9:25 PMReply

    Can we just have the army go through and kill all these losers and save me some tax dollars?

  • FMW | April 16, 2012 8:06 PMReply

    Hear this: you are not supposed to like Curtis Snowl. Unlike most of the Hollywood archetypes that our spoonfed culture has come to know and love, Snow represents something we rarely see: a complex human being. Most of us are pretty annoying at times, and wrong alot. Snow is wrong, and crazy, and probably a killer. That makes it all the more compelling viewing. If you want to see more of the same stuff you've always seen, about the same kind of characters you've already seen, if you don't care about having yourself challenged as you watch films, then Snow On Tha Bluff isn't for you.

  • PdoS | April 6, 2012 4:40 PMReply

    "Sergio profiled this film in May 2011, asking if any of you would actually want to see it, based on the trailer that was embedded within the post. "

    Answer: YES its got crazy buzz on the streets

  • AfricanSanFranIndieBuda | April 5, 2012 5:30 PMReply

    Great movie. If your fans of The Wire then I definitely recommend this.

  • Donella | April 5, 2012 1:22 PMReply

    Exhausted of pathological hood movies. Prefer something original, if available.

  • OmegaDR | April 5, 2012 12:05 PMReply

    What...the Blair-Hood Tapes??? Pass...

  • Arron Day | April 5, 2012 4:41 AMReply

    Liked it better when it was called "Gang Tapes"

  • Felicia | April 9, 2012 2:42 PM

    It's better than Gang Tapes, I seen them both. This is real cinema, not just found footage.

  • BluTopaz | April 5, 2012 1:27 AMReply

    I thought you were posting the movie clip, why an old episode of Cops instead?

  • Miles Ellison | April 4, 2012 9:58 PMReply

    More dysfunction porn. Just what we need. Yay.

  • BluTopaz | April 5, 2012 1:29 AM

    @ Madrid--LAWD @ "film festival"-lololol

  • MadridSNYC19 | April 5, 2012 12:20 AM

    Wow! Following this film for months now can't wait to watch it again on Netflix! I saw this film at a film festival in NY and it really surprised me! The trailer doesn't do the film justice... its really an emotional movie and I was blown away at the way the movie sucks you right in to the point where you feel like your in Curtis Snow's world and anything can happen. It's kinda scary in a huge theater, LOL.

  • Miles Ellison | April 4, 2012 11:59 PM

    Except that Shakespeare is sometimes educational. This is just crap.

  • Tonton Michel | April 4, 2012 11:20 PM

    Dysfunction sells well, captures ones attention and stands the test of time. See Shakespeare.

  • Marco Bolo | April 4, 2012 5:38 PMReply

    This site perpetuate's class warfare! The black civil war the niggers vs bupsters. Yeah I said it, I'm so tired of shadow and act phony elitest snobs who think they are unique because you have a college degree! Your not! I am college grad who owns his own business and will see this project to see what direction they take with this genre! That's what it is a genre, and it will never go away! These same hood dramas are the films that gave us some of the best black actors we have in Hollywood today! This hatred of ones self is what lead to the death of the blaxploitation genre. If it wasn't for those uppity NAACP folks and there stupid outcry we may still have a valuable film genre! Instead like you miss, you bitch, you use your education to critique your own instead of to setup infrastructure for greater black tomorrow.
    Bolo out

  • mOsArt | June 11, 2012 11:21 AM's not that WE are uppity...I'm still in the hood...but I tell ya this...I have a Degree (BSBA in Managment with Emphasis in IT) and Poor Taste and Poor Acting Degrades and shows those who will NEVER go to the hood a bad picture of ALL blacks..they actually think ALL blacks act the POOR way it's delivered in the (NAACP) have a point to a degree...but they are OVER doing it a bit...but if it's to be it with a sound you can have a deliver a better cinema experience and better acting...

  • Sanders | April 4, 2012 11:38 PM

    Bolo, you say you're a "college grad" who "owns his own business", and yet when you write, you clearly don't know the difference between "your" and "you're", and "their" and "there". Fifth grade spelling errors. Know what I think? I think you might be lying. It's okay if you like gangsta foolishness and you like to "keep it real". But don't tell me you watch gangsta foolishness because you're "enlightened", or that you are on a "higher plane of consciousness", as you're writing is rife with deep insecurities.

  • Nicole | April 4, 2012 7:12 PM

    This comment is a joke, right?

  • Ronald T. Jones | April 4, 2012 6:01 PM

    Uppity? Hmmm...interesting that Bolo would use that term. Either he's a white person with a KKK membership or a black person channeling his inner neo-nazi. Uppity. Interesting.

  • Turner | April 4, 2012 4:16 PMReply

    I am weary....Mr Pryor said it all.

  • Chrscoche | April 4, 2012 4:14 PMReply

    "We done made enough movies about pimps. White folks know enough about pimpin. Cause we the biggest hoes they got." - Richard Pryor, "Black Hollywood", Bicentennial Nigger (1976)

  • Michelle M. Traynor | April 4, 2012 4:00 PMReply

    Really? We really need yet ANOTHER movie that shows us "life in tha hood", or at least this ass backwards version of it? Seriously??? SICK OF IT!!! This drug dealer, crack head, dudez in tha hood, baby mamas tryin' to make it by strippin', grand mama takin' care of da kids while her boyz run da streets gettin' theyselfs in trouble shit is TIRED! Dammit, why can't the writers out there pick up their pens and come up with something else?? I and the black/brown people I know are not living this life! Where is our lifestyle portrayal? (finishing school, getting a CAREER (not just a job), small LEGAL black biz owner trying to make it, middle class black family with the father IN THE HOME - WOW, what a concept!! Was I the only black child that had that??, black in the suburbs, traveling the world, expanding horizons, learning languages, doing worth while things in life.... not getting pregnant unplanned, getting married before staring a family, NOT going to jail, etc, etc, etc....) Where is MY damn story? And those of my friends??! Sick of this Hood shit! It's either this buffoon type sh*t or being portrayed as a damn maid or mindless, reality show, ebonics spewing freak from the ghetto. SO OVER IT!!!

  • Felicia | April 9, 2012 2:43 PM

    Don't slam something you ain't even seen. Self-involved much?

  • J1nicks9701 | April 4, 2012 8:02 PM

    Yo Michelle, we understand that you live an upstanding life, and that you think this movie portrays black culture in a negative spotlight.

    The reason your story isn't on film is because you are most likely the most boring, self righteous doosh bag out there, so until your cast in a snobby doosh role in a romantic comedy, I don't think your story will be told anytime soon. This movie is just some real hood shit, take it or leave it, it's part of our reality, our culture, and the fact that a movie like this stirs up such emotions... I say; hats off to the people behind this, you've done your job.

  • Akelah | April 4, 2012 5:13 PM

    Preach Michelle! :)

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