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.
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
"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
"Islam emerges here as a critical and — some viewers may think, given later world events — unexpected instrument of peace."
NEW YORK TIMES | David DeWitt
"This happened, and this matters."
SEATTLE TIMES | Moira MacDonald
"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
"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
"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."
When & Where
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.