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Newark Black Film Festival: MOMS MABLEY: I GOT SOMETHIN' TO TELL YOU

Moms Mabley

Wednesday, July 23, 7 pm

MOMS MABLEY: I GOT SOMETHIN' TO TELL YOU
Whoppi Goldberg takes a look at the work and influence of African-American stand-up comedienne, Moms Mabley, featuring unearthed photographs, performance footage, and the words of entertainers, and historians. (2013, 90 minutes)

Speaker: TBD








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  • Keyana

    It's also very impressive that she was able to amass such wealth and prestige during a time when being, not only Black, but a WOMAN as well would make life very difficult for her. Janet makes a great point about the power of humor. Moms fit in so well with the men and White America. Her tough exterior (aka Mr Moms) was most likely crucial for her survival in the business.

    July 25, 2014

  • Janet

    I think it helped us understand more about the power of humor. How we are able to laugh at painful and scary things because of the craft of the artist like Moms Mabley!

    2 · July 25, 2014

  • Michael Y.

    Sorry to keep rambling but after the movie I did a little research about Moms Mabley and I admire her because at a very young age of 14 she had the courage to run away in order to start a better life for herself.

    1 · July 25, 2014

  • Janet

    I wasn't able to make the others. This was so good. Learned so much about a remarkablely talented woman.

    July 24, 2014

  • Chequana R.

    Magnificent...I never would have known until this...I feel so fortunate&lucky to have gotten this experience

    July 24, 2014

  • Chequana R.

    Magnificent...I never would have known until this...I feel so fortunate&lucky to have gotten this experience

    July 24, 2014

  • Michael Y.

    I liked the trigger joke and the joke about painting the garbage white.

    1 · July 23, 2014

    • Keyana

      I liked the one about running red lights lol

      1 · July 24, 2014

    • Michael Y.

      I liked the song about Martin, John, and Abraham also. It was very heartfelt. I never knew much about her until watching the documentary but I understood her importance and contributions to getting this country through the civil rights movement.

      1 · July 24, 2014

  • Keyana

    50 years of work. Wow. I didn't even know much about Moms Mabley. This was a film that needed to be made. Glad I saw it. Now I'll research more.

    July 23, 2014

  • Michael Y.

    I had a great time watching the film. Thanks for the information.

    1 · July 23, 2014

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