Reelblack Presents - THEY DIE BY DAWN (Philly Premiere)


On Tuesday February 25, Reelblack will host the Philly premiere of Jeymes Samuel's all-star western, THEY DIE BY DAWN. Tickets $10 Adults/ $8 Students & Seniors/ $5 Reelblack Season 11 & I House Members (Must Show Membership Card).

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The Place: Langston, Oklahoma
The time: 1890

Deadwood Dick, Isom Dart, Ben Hodges and Jim Beckwourth meet up in the saloon owned by the gun toting stagecoach Mary.

a tense card game leads each man to reveal his hand – a bounty on their heads. a silent pact is made – the last man standing takes the prize, $80,000.
who will play their last hand and who will live to fight another day when the dust settles from the shoot out of the saloon?

the story may be fictional but the characters are real. langston oklahoma is a real place and was the first of many frontier towns that were populated by african-americans. while hollywood may tell us the cowboys were blonde haired and blue eyed there were many who were black, mostly freed or escaped slaves from the south.
Nat Love aka Deadwood Dick, Isom Dart, Ben Hodges and Rufus Buck were all notoriously famous and infamous cowboys whilst the strong and powerful stagecoach Mary bore little resemblance to Doris Day’s calamity Jane.
hollywood may have overlooked their story, but we haven’t.

they Die by Dawn’ is a short film (54 minutes) based on the true life african american cowboys of the old west. with an all star cast including golden globe winner giancarlo esposito, Boardwalk empire’s Michael k williams, greys anatomy’s Jessie williams, gRaMMy® award winning erykah Badu and hollywood a lister Rosario Dawson, the film sets out to tell the story of a fictionalized showdown between the real life characters.

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  • Marianne S.

    Mike.... What year did the movie come out?

    February 26, 2014

  • Mike D.

    It was brought to my attention that I forgot to add the fact that we were presenting a night of short films in the meetup description. I apologize for anyone who thought the night went extra long. It was not my intention.

    February 26, 2014

  • Aisha Renee M.

    This was a great event!!

    2 · February 25, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Fabulous Movie and Q & A Great crowd as well a good time had by all

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • Pam M.

    Loved It !!! Hope they get the backing to do a full feature!!!!

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • Marianne S.

    Did the date change? I was under the impression that it was the 27th?

    February 24, 2014

  • Cheryl

    I simply love a good shoot-em up! I'm so excited
    THEY DIE AT DAWN

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Mike D.

    Tune in tomorrow at 11:30am ET to 900amwurd. Writer/director Jeymes Samuel of They Die By Dawn @thebullitts will be the guest.

    February 23, 2014

  • LA Virgil M.

    I feel it's important because it's our history and we need to support!

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Mike D.

    RBTV's Mike D. caught up with filmmaker JEYMES SAMUEL (The Bullitts) and actor MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS (Boardwalk Empire) for the red carpet premiere of their new short, THEY DIE BY DAWN. The all-star Western will make its Philadelphia Premiere on Tuesday February 25, 2014 at International House, 3701 Chestnut Street at 7pm. Camera: Robin Laverne Wilson.
    http://youtu.be/trvg-nNRe7M

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Pam M.

    I am so looking forward to this film. My kind of film African Americans in a variety of roles depicting our history, Yes.

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Marianne S.

    I will there

    1 · February 2, 2014

  • Crystal S.

    This movie should be good.

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • Crystal S.

    This movie should be good.

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • Crystal S.

    This movie should be good.

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • Crystal S.

    This movie should be good.

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • G R.

    I will put this on my T.T.A. list (Things To Attend) - I love depictions of real life events particularly of our African-American ancestors. As a point of reference 25% of the Cowboys WERE black. After seeing this post I went on to read up on the "Black" cowboys and cowgirls of the old west. FASCINATING! I'm hopeful that Samuel's western will capture the historical aspects of how African-American's contributed greatly in the new frontier.

    1 · December 28, 2013

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