BelleMoon Productions is proud to present the U.S. release of Tey (Today). As we prepare for the national release of the award-winning French-Senegalese film in selected cities across the country, we are inviting various organizations to participate as co-hosts in a one-day only screening to promote and create momentum for the film. This exciting and unprecedented event will be organized via Tugg: a web-platform that allows audiences to bring the movies they want to their local theaters. Tugg is a risk-mitigated way to attract audiences with a wider variety of content, and can help the hosting theater fill space that might be underutilized and gives the ability to maximize theater capacity. Once a venue has been secured, the co-host and BelleMoon productions will be responsible for garnering an audience to meet the event's ticket threshold by a specified deadline. When the threshold has been met, the event will be confirmed and Tugg will take care of many of the ticketing logistics. All you need to do is advertise and reach out to your community. You may choose to host the event to raise awareness for your own organization and even use it as fundraising opportunity. Should you decide to use the screening as a fundraiser, please do let us know in advance so we may work out the financial logistics.
Directed by Alain Gomis and poetically interpreted by Saul Williams, Tey is a visually engrossing film about human emotions accessible to all parts of the world. The film follows Satché --a villager outside Dakar, Senegal who must die by the end of the day. Until nightfall, Satché says his goodbyes to those around him including his family, his friends, his lover, and his children. Altogether joyous, subtle, and tragic, the film aims to retain simplicity rather than a level of abstraction in order to deliver humor, tension, anxiety, curiosity, surprise, suspense, and pleasure through beautiful scenes. In so doing, such scenes seek to show those elements of friendship, desire, sadness, affection, and anger that are usually left unsaid.
Tey (Today) also marks Saul Williams' triumphant return to film. Best known for his blend of slam poetry and hip-hop, as well as for his leading role in the award-winning 1998 film Slam, Saul Williams has risen to the ranks of one of the foremost slam poets today and has become a leading figure of the hip-hop generation as a poet, actor, rapper, singer, and musician.
We are trying to coordinate the screenings so that they take place on the same day in the first week of October (specifically, between October 2-5). Thus, if co-hosting one of the screenings in your own community is something you would be interested in, please let us know as soon as possible, that way we can answer any questions you might have and begin preparing for the event. My name is Steffan Horowitz and I am BelleMoon’s Screening/Outreach Coordinator. Feel free to email me at [masked] with any questions, inquiries, concerns, or suggestions you might have. Please find a link to the film’s trailer below.
Tey trailer: http://vimeo.com/67658154
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