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Support Chicago's new feature film in the making: The Rhythm and the Blues

Stepson of the Blues LLC and Exact Publicity

Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Support Chicago's new feature film in the making: The...

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Exact 312 event announce 

 

The Rhythm and the Blues is a locally produced feature movie about a family of blues musicians trying to make it in Chicago in the 1960s-70s.  Film is Now in pre-production

 

When: Thurs. March 12,  5:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Exact Publicity, 161 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60605

 

Suggested donation: $50. You are welcome to contribute in any amount to the making of the film, whether or not you can attend on March 12,  via/  this Eventbrite; see Registration. Donations are not tax deductible, but the production will be hiring local actors and crew, and spotlighting an under-recognized community in our city.

 

5:30 P.M. Screening and Q&A with TRTB director Darryl Pitts on his previous film:  Reel Black Love 

Admit it or not, we all learn about grownup love watching the movies. Leading actors like Diahann Carroll, Nia Long, Bernie Casey, Keenan Ivory Wayans, and Leon, interviewed by Pitts in Reel Black Love, tell how they project naughtiness and gallantry on the big screen

 

7-7:30 p.m. Reception. Greet Leon , who will star as blues guitarist Eddie Taylor in The Rhythm and the Blues. (You’ve seen Leon as David Ruffin in The Temptations, and in The Five Heartbeats)

Boogie to liive music with Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band. (The TRTB story is based on Larry Taylor’s life.)   


Refreshments: wine, soft drinks, fingerfoods donated by our Sponsors:  Anthony's Own, Cupcakes and Cocktails, Edible Bliss, Ellie's Cafe and Sweet Berries.

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SILENT AUCTION for CELEBRITY ITEMS including a harmonica autographed by Sugar Blue.

 

7:30-8:00 p.m. Producers’ Presentation on their work in progress,  The Rhythm and the Blues

 

8:00-9:00 p.m. Announce auction winners.

Reception continues, featuring Leon, with live blues music by Larry Taylor.


Come join us, and support an exciting urban music drama that upholds an under-recognized community!

 

 FAQs

 Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Since we're serving wine: over age 21.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Exact Publicity HQ is downtown close to the I-94 expressway; parking within a block north.

Also to a block northward are  CTA trains and buses, and LaSalle Metra station.

 Is my registration/donation ticket transferrable?

No.  We appreciate your donation whether or not you can attend.

Have questions about Support Chicago's new feature film in the making: The Rhythm and the Blues? Contact Stepson of the Blues LLC and Exact Publicity

When & Where


Exact Publicity
161 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)


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Stepson of the Blues LLC and Exact Publicity

Chicago-based film production company Stepson of the Blues LLC is led by Bonni McKeown and Darryl Pitts. Full info about their upcoming film The Rhythm and the Blues, now in pre-production.

Exact Publicity is a full service public relations firm in downtown CHicago, headed by Shawn Zanotti.

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