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Sharing Faith: A Special Screening of The Sundance Award Winning Film KINYARWANDA For Faith Based Organization Leaders and Supporters

Reeblack Inc.

Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 7:10 PM to 9:45 PM (EST)

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What: Sharing Faith: A Special Screening of The Sundance Award Winning Film KINYARWANDA For Faith Based Organization Leaders and Supporters

When: Thursday December 8, 2011 at 7:10pm

Where: AMC Franklin Mills Mall 14, 1149 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia, PA 19154

Cost:  Admission is FREE for the first 50 guests to arrive at theater (maximum 4 tickets per group).  Once the Free Tickets are exhausted, Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased at the AMC Theater Boxoffice. 

NOTE THE RSVP LIST EXCEEDS THE NUMBER OF FREE TICKETS ON HAND. Please arrive at least 45 minutes early to avoid disappointment.

Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of African-American film, is hosting a special screening of the Sundance award-winning film KINYARWANDA for religious leaders and community organizers.  Screening will take place this Thursday December 8 at 7:10pm  at the AMC Franklin Mills Mall 14; 1149 Franklin Mills Circle in Northeast Philadelphia.  Our objective is to use the film (before it leaves theaters) to promote faith, forgiveness and reconciliation within our own communities.

In Alrick Brown’s Sundance Award winning debut feature, A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos, a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while being absent from her family, an Imam saves countless lives and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror. Six intimate stories are interwoven to illustrate both tragedy and triumph.


During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the Mufti of Rwanda, the most respected Muslim leader in the country, issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from participating in the killing of the Tutsi. As the country became a slaughterhouse, mosques became places of refuge where Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis came together to protect each other. KINYARWANDA is based on true accounts from survivors who took refuge at the Grand Mosque of Kigali and the Imams who opened their doors to give refuge to the Tutsi and to those Hutu who refused to participate in the killing. Told from the perspective of six characters, we follow the young lovers, the child, the couple, the soldiers, the Imam, and the priest as they are swept up by the chaos of the world around them.  Publicity Partners: Christopher Weaver/Oracle PR and Monica Peters/ Gritsncheese PR.  Sponsored by CR Enterprises.  For more information, Contact Michael Dennis at 267-259-7372.


 

Interview with the director:  http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/11/26/new-rwandan-movie-out.cnn

 

Review by Bold As Love: http://www.boldaslove.us/2011/12/03/review-alrick-browns-kinyarwanda

CHICAGO SUN TIMES | Roger Ebert
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111130/REVIEWS/111139995

"I thought I knew something about Rwanda, but I didn't really know very much. I was moved by "Hotel Rwanda," but not really shaken this deeply. Not like this. After seeing "Kinyarwanda," I have a different kind of feeling about the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994. The film approaches it not as a story line but as a series of intense personal moments."

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES | Gary Goldstein

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-capsules-kinyarwanda20111202,0,3142492.story

"Islam emerges here as a critical and — some viewers may think, given later world events — unexpected instrument of peace."

  

NEW YORK TIMES | David DeWitt

http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/movies/kinyarwanda-about-1994-genocide-of-tutsis-in-rwanda.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

"This happened, and this matters."

 

SEATTLE TIMES | Moira MacDonald

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/movies/2016909607_mr02kinyarwanda.html

"Brown gracefully weaves his stories together, introducing characters to us with just a few strokes. The end result is a film that's un-deniably moving."

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER | Steven Rea

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/movies/20111202_From_atrocities__an_aftermath_of_healing.html

"Healing and acceptance are overriding themes of Alrick Brown's quiet, thoughtful film, a winner this year at the Sundance and Philadelphia Film Festivals."

 

PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY | Matt Prigge

http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/screen/capsules/134693003.html

"At its best, which is most of the time, it conveys loads: how a nation of multiple major religions comes together amidst tragedy, how two ethnicities were brought to a head by a bizarre history involving Belgian imperialists, and what one’s life is like in a land that, to all appearances, is imploding."

 


 

 

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When & Where


AMC Franklin Mills 14
1149 Franklin Mills Circle
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 7:10 PM to 9:45 PM (EST)


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Reeblack Inc.

Reelblack/Syncopation is a full-service film and video production company dedicated to creating and promoting “good movies ’bout Black Folks.”  We curate a monthly screening series at International House called REELBLACK PRESENTS, which promotes “discoveries and rediscoveries in African-American film.” SOUL FOOD CINEMA is a more intimate event that takes place at Cafe Mills; MOVIE MEETUPS are designed to show financial support to targeted films. Proud member of AFFRM--The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement.

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