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Philadelphia Premiere of WOLF - Award Winning Film by Ya'ke Smith

What: Reelblack Presents The Philadelphia Premieres of WOLF (2012) and BARBASOL (2012)

Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

When: Tuesday February 26,[masked]pm

Cost: $9 Adults/ $7 Students and Seniors/ FREE for Reelblack Season 10, IHouse, 900WURD-AM and Art Sanctuary Members (must show proof of membership at boxoffice)


Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of African-American film brings two recent festival favorites to International House for a special one night only engagement. WOLF, written and directed by Ya’ke Smith is the winner of Best Debut Feature at the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival. BARBASOL won the short film award at Atlanta’s Bronze Lens Film Festival. Its writer/director, RALPH K. SCOTT will be in attendance.


WOLF (2012/ dir. By Ya’ke/ 86 min/shown on Blu-Ray) A family is shaken to the core when they discover their son has been molested. As they struggle to deal with the betrayal, their son heads towards a total mental collapse because of his love for his abuser, while his abuser attempts to exorcise his own past demons. WOLF deals with issues of religion, sexuality, betrayal and the vicious cycle of abuse.

The film stars Irma P. Hall (THE LADYKILLERS, COLLATERAL), Eugene Lee (LACKAWANNA BLUES, COACH CARTER) and newcomers Mikala Gibson, Shelton Jolivette and Jordan Cooper.


BARBASOL (2012/dir. Ralph K. Scott/ 20 min/Shown on Blu-Ray) A story about a man that desires a bond with his elderly father.  He realizes that he is running out of time due to his father slipping further into dementia.  What he comes to realize is he needs to now turn his attention toward his own son.

Local business CUPCAKES B’CAUSE will also be on hand selling baked goods. Porceeds will benefit Reelblack’s upcoming project, BLACK FILM NOW. BLACK FILM NOW is the first feature-length documentary on African-American film in over a decade. To find out more or make a donation, visit

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  • Lena

    The first short was intriguing and I loved the display of sisterhood throughout ..then I Google the title, mui mui, if you haven't, do so..crazy ensight. Barbasol was touching and close to home. I immensely enjoyed the depiction of the father/son relationship and evolution of both generations, wonderfully done! The feature film was both sad and truthful, it gave a voice to many and I'm grateful to have heard. Great outing!

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Stacey

    Dang! I totally forgot...Ive been dealing with an emergency all week. Seemed like a really good movie. I really wanted to see it. :(

    March 1, 2013

  • Shareef

    Movies were great! I'm a total emotional wreck after Wolf. Damn.

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The movies were pretty good. Keep up the good work Black Independent Movie-makers!

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this a cash-only box office?

    1 · February 26, 2013

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