International Black Film Festival of Nashville

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Phone: 615.522.2405
Email: info@ibffnashville.com

IBFFN’S THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE 2011 SUMMER FILM SERIE

June 10, 2011ivyNewsComments Off on IBFFN’S THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE 2011 SUMMER FILM SERIE

POWERFUL, UPLIFTING  DRAMA “MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS” SCREENS DURING SUMMER FILM SERIES.

A Story Of Personal Struggle, Dignity, and Triumph, Based on Athol Fugard’s Tony® Award Winning Play Screens in Nashville, TN

SATURDAY, JUNE 25: CHOOSE A TICKET PRICE

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 26: CHOOSE A TICKET PRICE

The International Black Film Festival Nashville (IBFFN) will continue its “Summer Film Series” with the powerful drama,  “Master Harold and The Boys”, Saturday, June 25 &  Sunday, June 26 at 5pm at the beautiful Bill and Carole Troutt Theater on the campus of Belmont University. Tickets can be purchased in advance via the Paypal link below or at door on the day of the screening starting at 2:00 pm at the Troutt Theater. Click here to view trailer.

Starring Golden Globe® winner Ving Rhames, (Mission Impossible) and Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), “Master Harold and the Boys”  is a moving coming-of age story set in apartheid-era South Africa.  As a theatrical tour de force, Master Harold and the Boys ran for 344 performances, culminating in a Tony® Award for Best Play in 1982. Directed by Lonny Price, who played Hally during the 1982 theatrical run, Master Harold and the Boys is an unforgettable depiction of hope in the face of injustice andignorance.  Full of the best and worst of humanity, it captures all the heartbreak and dignity of one of the most celebrated plays of our time. The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray nationally by Image Entertainment on October 11, 2011.


IBFFN is ecstatic to present the 2011 summer film series as it fulfills our mission to educate and create opportunities that connect stories from around the world to our community,” said IBFFN founder Hazel Joyner Smith. “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to see this award winning, theatrical masterpiece transformed to the big screen. It is a real honor for IBFFN and the Nashville community.”

About International Black Film Festival Nashville

The International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFFN), established in 2006, is a collaboration of dedicated professionals who support the need for a “community” effort to bring African-American and other communities together to showcase their work as emerging and skilled independent filmmakers, actors, composers, screenwriters, directors and other film industry professionals. With “Defining Our Stories, Transforming the Image” as its organizational theme, IBFFN strives to insure culturally accurate depictions in film with special emphasis on providing a forum for unheard, unseen and unknown viewpoints, and to showcase the rich creativity and diversity found in communities of color locally, nationally and internationally.

The festival is made possible in part with the continued support of Belmont University, HCA-Tristar, The Film House, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, One Village Entertainment, the Africa Channel, The Tennessee Arts Commission, The TN Film, Entertainment and Music Commission and The Screen Actors Guild. With the support of our corporate partners, the community and its leadership the International Black Film Festival of Nashville is on course to becoming one of the top festivals in the country.

About Master Harold and the Boys

Master Harold and the Boys is the story of Hally, (Freddie Highmore, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) a lonely 17 year-old caught between friendship and resentment.  His closest companions are Sam (Ving Rhames, Pulp Fiction) and Willie (Patrick Mofokeng, Invictus) the family’s black servants.  But Hally fears and resents his alcoholic, invalid father.  When he learns that his father is coming home from hospital, Hally unleashes his bitterness and rage on his only friends with devastating consequences.

Under the thumb of his father’s cruelty and racism, Hally feels humiliated and ashamed.  He must mend his relationship with Sam and Willie:  to learn from their pride and strength, and to discover the pride in achieving something on his own.

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TN PREMIERE OF “I Will Follow” OPENS TO IMPRESSIVE NUMBERS

June 6, 2011ivyNewsComments Off on TN PREMIERE OF “I Will Follow” OPENS TO IMPRESSIVE NUMBERS

“I Will Follow” has been hailed by Roger Ebert as “one of the best films I’ve seen about the loss of a loved one.” (http://www.ebertpresents.com/movies/i-will-follow) The festival award-winning drama, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Omari Hardwick, Tracie Thoms, Blair Underwood and Beverly Todd, was released in select cities on March 11, 2011 by AFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement and AMC Independent.

“We are excited to include Nashville as the only screening location for the state of Tennessee for “I Will Follow.” The success of AFFRM’s first theatrical release is a victory for those who believe in the necessity of diverse cinematic images,” said Ava DuVernay, director of “I Will Follow” and founder of AFFRM. “I Will Follow” marks the first-ever simultaneous national theatrical release by grassroots organizations, and I am proud to stand with our partners at BronzeLens in Atlanta, Imagenation and Urbanworld in New York, ReelBlack in Philadelphia, Langston Hughes African American Film Festival in Seattle and now IBFF in Nashville as we celebrate this milestone in black film.”



FINAL SCREENING OF MOOZ-LUM…Sunday, May 29, 2011

May 29, 2011ivyUncategorizedComments Off on FINAL SCREENING OF MOOZ-LUM…Sunday, May 29, 2011

FINAL SCREENING OF

MOOZ-LUM

Sunday, May 29, 2011  5pm

Troutt Theater at Belmont University

General Admission $12 /Students w/ID $8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IBFFN KICKS OFF ITS SUMMER FILM SERIES WITH CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA “MOOZ-LUM”

May 13, 2011ivyPress ReleasesComments Off on FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IBFFN KICKS OFF ITS SUMMER FILM SERIES WITH CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA “MOOZ-LUM”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IBFFN Media/Press Contact:
Sherlene Shanklin
502.295.0435
sherlene@ibffnashville.com

Jessica Johnson
615.746.7370
Jessica@ibffnashville.com

IBFFN KICKS OFF ITS SUMMER FILM SERIES WITH RIVETING & CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA  “MOOZ-LUM”
Global demand and grassroots support bring socially relevant indie film to Nashville, TN

(Nashville, TN)—After sold-out advance screenings, online momentum, and heightened global anticipation, the International Black Film Festival Nashville (IBFFN)  will kick off its “Summer Film Series” with the critically acclaimed drama screen the critically acclaimed drama,  “Mooz-Lum”, Saturday, May 28 at 5:00 pm at the Bill and Carole Troutt Theater on the campus of Belmont University. There will be a Q&A session with Director Qasim Basir and Producer Dana Offenbach immediately following the screening. Tickets can be purchased in advance online starting Monday May 16, 2011 at www.ibffnashville.com  or at door of the Troutt Theater.

Starring Nia Long (Are We There Yet, Love Jones), Evan Ross, son of legendary singer Diana Ross  (ATL, Pride), Danny Glover (Dreamgirls,The Color Purple) and  Guenveur Smith (American Gangster, Do The Right Thing), Mooz-lum generated a groundswell of international support this year from thousands of fans in over 40 countries. Within weeks of the film’s trailer being posted on YouTube, it garnered nearly 200,000 views and over 77,000 people have “Liked” Mooz-lum on Facebook. Additionally, at the film’s New York premiere at the Urbanworld Film Festival in September, nearly 1,000 guests showed up at the 200-seat theater to view the film. The film will be released nationally on DVD by Codeblack Entertainment on June 14, 2011.

“From writing the script to shooting the film with such great actors to seeing the positive response at festivals
and online, this has been an incredible journey,” says Mooz-lum writer/director Qasim Basir. “I’m extremely
optimistic that the Nashville screening of our film will have the power to give a voice to some and enlighten many others.”

“We are very excited that IBFFN is partnering with us to bring this very important film to an audience that has been waiting to see it,” adds producer Dana Offenbach.

The film has been featured on  CNN, NPR, Reuters, New York Times, BBC World News, ABCNews.com, “Good Day NY” and WPIX/CW 11. Click here to view trailer.

“IBFFN is ecstatic to present the 2011 summer film series as it fulfills our mission to educate and create opportunities that connect stories from around the world to our community,” said IBFFN founder Hazel Joyner Smith.  “Mooz-Lum” is a captivating story that is filled with relevant  and impactful subject matter. We are happy to bring Nashville the opportunity to experience this awesome cinematic presentation and true-to-life story.”

About International Black Film Festival Nashville

The International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFFN), established in 2006, is a collaboration of dedicated professionals who support the need for a “community” effort to bring African-American and other communities together to showcase their work as emerging and skilled independent filmmakers, actors, composers, screenwriters, directors and other film industry professionals. With “Defining Our Stories, Transforming the Image” as its organizational theme, IBFFN strives to insure culturally accurate depictions in film with special emphasis on providing a forum for unheard, unseen and unknown viewpoints, and to showcase the rich creativity and diversity found in communities of color locally, nationally and internationally.

The festival is made possible in part with the continued support of Belmont University, HCA-Tristar, The Film House, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, One Village Entertainment, the Africa Channel, The Tennessee Arts Commission, The TN Film, Entertainment and Music Commission and The Screen Actors Guild. With the support of our corporate partners, the community and its leadership the International Black Film Festival of Nashville is on course to becoming one of the top festivals in the country.

About Mooz-Lum:

Pulled between his strict Muslim upbringing by his father and the normal social life he’s never had, Tariq
Mahdi (Evan Ross) enters college in a state of confusion. New relationships with Muslims and non-Muslims
alike challenge his already shaken ideals, and the estrangement with his mother and sister troubles him. With
the help of new friends, family and mentors, he begins to find himself and open up to an Islam he hasn’t been
exposed to. But when the attacks of 9/11 happen without warning, he is forced to face his past and make the
biggest decisions of his life.

Written and directed by Qasim Basir, Mooz-lum is one of the first-ever American feature films depicting the life
of a young Muslim-American. The all-star cast includes: Danny Glover (Dreamgirls, The Color Purple), Nia
Long (Are We There Yet, Love Jones), Roger Guenveur Smith (American Gangster, Do The Right Thing),
Summer Bishil (The Last Airbender, Towelhead) and Evan Ross (ATL, Pride)

IBFFN KICKS-OFF ITS 2011 SUMMER FILM SERIES

April 19, 2011ivyNews, UncategorizedComments Off on IBFFN KICKS-OFF ITS 2011 SUMMER FILM SERIES

You don’t want to miss out on an amazing summer of movies brought to you by IBFFN. The International Black Film Festival of Nashville will present its inaugural Summer Film Series summer 2011.  The series will include critically acclaimed independent and studio feature-length, documentary and short  independent and studio releases. Select films will include  Q&A session with directors, producers and cast members. Join our mailing list, Check our website regularly for updates, and get your tickets early.

                                                                                                                                                          

POWERFUL, UPLIFTING  DRAMA “MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS” SCREENS DURING SUMMER FILM SERIES.  

A Story Of Personal Struggle, Dignity, and Triumph, Based on Athol Fugard’s Tony® Award Winning Play Screens in Nashville, TN

CHOOSE A TICKET PRICE

 

STUDENT w/ID $8.00 

            

                                                           

The International Black Film Festival Nashville (IBFFN) will continue its “Summer Film Series” with the powerful drama,  “Master Harold and The Boys”, Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 5pm at the beautiful Bill and Carole Troutt Theater on the campus of Belmont University. Tickets can be purchased in advance via the Paypal link below or at door on the day of the screening starting at 2:00 pm at the Troutt Theater. Click here to view trailer.

Starring Golden Globe® winner Ving Rhames, (Mission Impossible) and Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), “Master Harold and the Boys” is a moving coming-of age story set in apartheid-era South Africa.  As a theatrical tour de force, Master Harold and the Boys ran for 344 performances, culminating in a Tony® Award for Best Play in 1982. Directed by Lonny Price, who played Hally during the 1982 theatrical run, Master Harold and the Boys is an unforgettable depiction of hope in the face of injustice andignorance.  Full of the best and worst of humanity, it captures all the heartbreak and dignity of one of the most celebrated plays of our time. The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray nationally by Image Entertainment on October 11, 2011.

“IBFFN is ecstatic to present the 2011 summer film series as it fulfills our mission to educate and create opportunities that connect stories from around the world to our community,” said IBFFN founder Hazel Joyner Smith.  “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to see this award winning, theatrical masterpiece transformed to the big screen. It is a real honor for IBFFN and the Nashville community.”

                                                                                                                                                 

IBFFN kicks-off its Summer Film Series with critically-acclaimed drama “Mooz-lum”

 

After sold-out advance screenings, online momentum, and heightened global anticipation, The International Black Film Festival Nashville (IBFFN) kicked off its summer film series with the critically-acclaimed drama, “Mooz-Lum”, Saturday  May 28th  at the Bill and Carole Troutt Theater on the campus of Belmont University.

Starring Nia Long (Are We There Yet, Love Jones), Evan Ross , son of legendary singer Diana Ross (ATL, Pride), Danny Glover (Dreamgirls,The Color Purple), and Roger Guenveur Smith (American Gangster, Do The Right Thing), Mooz-lum generated a groundswell of international support this year from thousands of fans in over 40 countries. Within weeks of the film’s trailer being posted on YouTube, it garnered nearly 200,000 views and over 77,000 people have “Liked” Mooz-lum on Facebook. Additionally, at the film’s New York premiere at the Urbanworld Film Festival in September, nearly 1,000 guests showed up at the 200-seat theater to view the film. The film will be released nationally on DVD by Code Black Entertainment on June 14, 2011.

“From writing the script to shooting the film with such great actors to seeing the positive response at festivals and online, this has been an incredible journey,” says Mooz-lum writer/director Qasim Basir. “I’m extremely optimistic that the Nashville screening of our film will have the power to give a voice to some and enlighten many others.”
“We are very excited that IBFFN is partnering with us to bring this very important film to an audience that has been waiting to see it,” adds producer Dana Offenbach. The film has been featured on CNN, NPR, Reuters, New York Times, BBC World News, ABCNews.com, “Good Day NY” and WPIX/CW 11 . Click here to view the trailer.

“IBFFN is ecstatic to present the 2011 Summer Film Series as it fulfills our mission to educate and create opportunities that connect stories from around the world to our community,” said IBFFN founder Hazel Joyner Smith. “Mooz-Lum” is a captivating story that is filled with relevant and impactful subject matter. We are happy to bring Nashville the opportunity to experience this awesome cinematic presentation and true-to-life story.”

 

                                                                                                                                                   

IBBFN TO HOST SCREENING OF NEW CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED RELEASE OF “I WILL FOLLOW”

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—The International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFFN) will host a screening of the critically acclaimed drama, “I Will Follow,” Saturday, March 26 at the Belcourt Theatre. The screening will take place at 5:00 p.m.

Tickets: Can be purchased at the Belcourt Box Office or online at www.belcourt.org)

Show Time: Doors open at 4:00pm/Show Time begins at 5pm

Limited Seating Available

“I Will Follow” has been hailed by Roger Ebert as “one of the best films I’ve seen about the loss of a loved one.”

(http://www.ebertpresents.com/movies/i-will-follow) The festival award-winning drama, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Omari Hardwick, Tracie Thoms, Blair Underwood and Beverly Todd, was released in select cities on March 11, 2011 by AFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement and AMC Independent.

“We are excited to include Nashville as the only screening location for the state of Tennessee for “I Will Follow.” The success of AFFRM’s first theatrical release is a victory for those who believe in the necessity of diverse cinematic images,” said Ava DuVernay, director of “I Will Follow” and founder of AFFRM. “I Will Follow” marks the first-ever simultaneous national theatrical release by grassroots organizations, and I am proud to stand with our partners at BronzeLens in Atlanta, Imagenation and Urbanworld in New York, ReelBlack in Philadelphia, Langston Hughes African American Film Festival in Seattle and now IBFF in Nashville as we celebrate this milestone in black film.”

“IBFFN is founded on the motivation of creating opportunities to connect stories from around the world to the community,” said IBFFN founder Hazel Joyner Smith.  ““I Will Follow” has already seen tremendous success on screens in cities all around the country. We are happy to bring Nashville the opportunity to experience this awesome cinematic presentation and true-to-life story as well.”

This film chronicles a day in the life of a black woman at a personal crossroads and the twelve people who help her move forward into a brave, new world. To view a trailer, click here.

 

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