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 www.indiegogo.com/blackfilmnow