Posts Tagged ‘film series’

OUT ON DVD – 2008 TRUTH HALL by Jade Jenise Dixon, Best Narrative Winner at Queer Black Cinema Film & Music Festival 2008!

September 15, 2009

Truth Hall New DVD Front Cover

Truth Hall New DVD Front Cover

Jade Jenise Dixon was the big winner at Queer Black Cinema Film & Music Festival 2008.  Jade won for Best Narrative Film and Best Sound Track. TRUTH HALL -Some dirty little secrets are about to come out! Riskier and more provocative than Waiting to Exhale, Truth Hall examines the bonds of friendship linking a group of African-American women who were inseparable in college. But now, years after graduation, they reunite for a wedding and find that they have drifted apart. Lingering grudges and long-buried passions from their college days ignite…setting off a firestorm that could stop the wedding and destroy their cherished friendships.  Theaward-winning film stars Karimah Westbrook, Tamara ‘Gingir’ Curry,Celeste A. Sullivan,Nicole Prescott and writer, director, producer Jade Dixon.  Bet calls her, “THE NEXT TYLER PERRY.” The award-winning soundtrack includes music by Lina and America Idol Trenyce. Don’t sleep on the sound track; trust me, it is as good as the film if not better. You can truly play the soundtrack from the beginning to the end without any interruptions.  Check out samples of each song at www.truthhallthemovie.com.

Truth Hall DVD and soundtrack  is now available on DVD and digital download.  Be sure to check out The Black LGBT Film & Music Market: NYC and enter a chance to win a free copy of TRUTH HALL  courtesy of Image Entertainment and HBO Home Video October 17th.

If you are in the PA area, check out REEL BLACK presents a screening of Truth Hall September 18th…

WHAT: Soul Food Cinema Presents TRUTH HALL

Reel Black Presents...

Reel Black Presents...

WHERE: The Point of Destination Cafe, 6460 Greene Street (Above the Upsal R8 train station) Philadelphia, PA 19119  215-849-7771.
WHEN: Friday September 18, 2009 doors 6:30 / Show 7pm
COST: FREE w/ Purchase of a Soul Food Friday Meal ($11 and up.)
Reelblack’s Soul Food Cinema Series returns to The Point Of Destination Cafe on Friday September 18 at 7PM with the Philly Premiere and DVD release celebration for TRUTH HALL, written, Directed and Starring Jade Jenise Dixon. Feature will be preceded by the short film THE STORM by Larry Wright.

Featuring giveaways courtesy Image Entertainment and HBO Home Video.

Courtesy of INSIDE THE Q tv a QBC tv Network

QUEER BLACK CINEMA PREMIERE DRAMA QUEENZ, A NEW BLACK GAY COMEDY WEB SERIES

April 7, 2009

Contact:

Queer Black Cinema®

c/o Our Stories Productions, LLC

PO Box 975

New York, NY 10113

info@queerblackcinema.org

www.queerblackcinema.org

www.myspace.com/queerblackcinema

www.Twitter.com/QBCFilmFest

APRIL 2009

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The cast of Drama Queenz

The cast of Drama Queenz

New York, New York (www.queerblackcinema.org) – Queer Black Cinema will premiere Drama Queenz, a new Black Gay comedy web-series about three friends and roommates dealing with life, love, and auditioning in New York City. The series stars Dane Joseph (national tour of Aida), Kristen-Alexzander Griffith (national tours of Rent), and Troy Valjean Rucker (national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar). The premiere will take place Thursday, April 23 from 7 PM – 9 PM at 208 West 13th Street New York, NY 10011 (between 7th & 8th Ave). The cast and crew will be in attendance and will participate in a live exclusive taping of QBC ReelTALK, an open discussion and Q&A session after the screening of the series. Tickets are available online for $8 and $10 at the door (http://www.queerblackcinema.org/tickets.htm). Doors open 7:15 PM sharp including photo opt, reception with cash bar followed by the screening at 8 PM. For more information and to view the trailers of this event go to www.queerblackcinema.org.

The Drama Queenz is a ten-minute web-series that focuses on gay actors living in Queen, NY looking to make it big on Broadway. The series follows Jeremiah (Joseph), a dreamer with ridiculously poor audition luck, Davis (Griffith), a perfectionist whose hard work produces uneven results, and Preston (Rucker), a realist whose inhibitions stir-up delightful “drama” for all to enjoy.

“I am very excited to support Drama Queenz. The show brings me back to my college years. I remember going out for parts in plays and dealing with the drama around it [laughter]. It is refreshing to finally see a well-produced web-series about a particular aspect of Black folks. Dane and his production company should be applauded for their great efforts in producing a high quality professional show for all to love, laugh, relate and enjoy” states Angel L. Brown, founder and curator of Queer Black Cinema.

Drama Queenz is produced by NovoNovus Productions. The company is committed to defying the traditional hindrances, which restrain creativity; thinking outside the box in order to fully realizes quality.

By creating dynamic works through various mediums and re-envisioning classic ones, Novo Novus hopes to inflict a positive change in society, becoming a catalyst for new thought in a world ripe with endless possibilities.

The Queer Black Cinema premiere of Drama Queenz will take place Thursday, April 23, 2009

(7 – 10 PM) at 208 West 13th Street between 7th & 8th Avenue. Ticket are available online for $8 (www.queerblackcinema.org/tickets.htm) and $10 at the door. RSVP on Queer Black Cinema Facebook group.

About Queer Black Cinema®

Queer Black Cinema® (QBC) is New York’s first and Only Black LGBTQ monthly micro-cinema series and annual international music and film festival mission is dedicated to showcasing independent narrative and documentary works by and about U.S. and international progressive Black LGBTQ filmmakers. We are a socially conscious organization that uses films to create dialogue to address homophobia, alarming health issues and many other “taboo” issues relating to the Black LGBTQ experiences. We provide an online resource to Black LGBTQ theme films and their makers as well as support LGBTQ youth of color emerging producers. In-addition, we screen and promote all people of color artist trailers and original music. QBC film series takes place once a month at the LGBT Community Center and other locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area. All are welcome to attend regardless of their sexual orientation, race or gender. We aim to entertain, enlighten and educate through our niche programming. Queer Black Cinema is fiscally sponsored by MIX NYC Experimental Queer Film Festival, a 501 C3 Not-For-Profit Organization.

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Queer Black Cinema reppin’ at Chillfest in Jersey City!

January 7, 2009
Chillfest.org the first and only LGBT film series in Jersey City!

Chillfest.org the first and only LGBT film series in Jersey City!

Angel L. Brown, Director/programmer of Queer Black Cinema will be in Jersey City at Chillfest this Saturday representing the organization. Come out and show your love. Tickets are cheap and if you are a student with an valid ID, it’s even cheaper!

Angel will be participating in a Q&A with Vanessa Domico from OutCast films distribution company following the screening of She’s A Boy I Knew! Afterward, stick around and see how you can purchase the film and mingle with Vanessa, Angel and audience members. The event takes place at a bar/lounge so hang out for a while and have fun. Below are details information about the event.

Chillfest, Jersey City screening info:
SHE’S A BOY I KNEW, Directed by Gwen Hayworth. Q&A with Outcast Film’s Vanessa Domico and Queer Black Cinema’s Angel Brown.

This award winning film chronicles the director’s own male-to-female transformation partially through the voices of her family, friend, and wife. This compellingly intimate journey into the nature of love and identity while navigating interpersonal relationships is funny, touching and uplifting.

“Witty, brave and vulnerable.
…The most affecting and memorable documentary of the year.”
– Vancouver Magazine

Sat, Jan 10, 2:30PM (doors open at 2:00PM). At LITM, 140 Newark Avenue (a half block from Grove Street PATH in Downtown Jersey City). Cash bar and drink specials available.

Tickets: $8 at the door, $3 with student ID

Now in its 4th season, Chillfest is Jersey City’s first and only film series dedicated to the exhibition of LGBT stories and images in film and video.

WANT MORE ?
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It’s a wrap! – Queer Black Cinema Last Screening of the Year Follow-up

December 23, 2008
Angel L.Brown, DJ Baker(Da Doo Dirty Radio Show), Alston(Chillfest.org)

LtoR: Angel L.Brown, DJ Baker(Da Doo Dirty Radio Show), Alston(Chillfest.org)

OK, So I didn’t finish the QBC December Newsletter. It’s coming! Please be patient. I promise you, it will be worth the wait. Why? Cause I said so…lol. Just kidding (inside joke) Anyways, I’m working hard to make this final newsletter of the year hot! OK, so you ask why hot, it’s just a newsletter. You are right, however, I have a secret. I can’t tell you right now. Be easy, in time you will know why it took so long to put out the final issue.  In the meantime, here are a few pictures from the last screening of the year. Enjoy reading the blog and be merry by making a donation to the

Donate To QBC Now!

Donate To QBC Now!

I WANT MY QBC! Campaign. You can also write a check for $100 or more  to our fiscal sponsor, MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival memo: Queer Black Cinema donation.  Be sure to mail the donation to :

Queer Black Cinema

P.O Box 975

New York, NY 10113

We also take matching funds. So if you work for a company that wishes to support Queer Black Cinema, reach out to us. The way matching funds works is you make a donation and your job will match it was the same number.  Special shout out to Raphael, QBC newest member. Raphael actually gave a donation and his job matched it.  Because of Raphael’s generous donation, we were able to pay for administrative expensive (ie.   the center’s room rental, phone and Internet bill for one more month). Thanks Raphael! We look forward to working with you in the new year!

Volunteer

Volunteer w/ the Q!

If you are in college and want to become an intern, please reach out to us.  Learn the behinds operations of a not- for-profit film festival organization.  In the meantime, check out the volunteer/intern and QBC TV page.

On Thursday, October 18th Queer Black Cinema had their last screening of the month.  The film was Jumpin’ The Broom: A New Covenant directed by award winning filmmaker, Debra Wilson.  The screening was followed by QBC Reel TALK Q&A discussion with special invited guest, Kenyon Farrow and DJ Baker .Although QBC did not take place at their regular time or room at the LGBT Center, the outcome was  pleasing and well attended.  Organizations who were in attendance were Donna Redd, founder of Sistahs in Search of Truth, Alliance &

QBC Last Screening of the Year!

QBC Last Screening of the Year!

Harmony (SiSTAH); Naomi Brussel from the Out FM Collective (WBAI-NY 99.5 FM); Jim Hubbard, founder of Mix Queer Experimental Film Festival and ACT UP Oral History Project; Antwan from Gay Black Men News, Alston Ho from Chillfest.org and many QBC new and returning audience members.

Congratulations to Debra Storm for winning the signed DVD raffle of Jumpin’ The Broom: A New Covenant. Click here to purchase your copy of the film! QBC aim to support  filmmaker by purchasing and raffling off a DVD of their film or CD  at every screening. We will implement this new goal in the new year. We can’t however bring great opportunities like this to our events without your continued support so again, support the I WANT MY QBC! Campaign. Donate so we can continue QBC programming.

Happy Holidays!

From the QBC Team!

WANT MORE?

Check out Inside the Q on facebook for more photos

and hear Out FM Radio Interview with director Debra Wilson and Kenyon Farrow.

Stand by for QBC ReelTALK online video discussion