Festival Premiere Today – February 6, 5:30 pm

Are you all ready for the unofficial but official “LA Rebellion Film Movement” Day, today Saturday, February 6th in Los Angeles!  This is a reminder of things that are happening and some updates on “Spirits”.
Did you know that there is also a new book about the L.A. Rebellion Film Movement?
Co-editor Allyson Field will be sharing her birthday with us at the Eso Won Bookstore for a signing of L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema published by University of California Press from 2-4 pm. Fellow co-editors, Jan-Christopher Horak and Jacqueline Stewart will be there as well as LA Rebellion maker and Leimert Park icon Ben Caldwell!

Spirits of Rebellion will have its festival premiere at the Pan African Film Festival on Saturday, February 6 at 5:30 pm at the Rave Cinemas 15, (formerly the Magic Johnson Theaters) Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Theater 8.  It will be followed by a panel discussion with four filmmakers at 7pm in the same theater.  Tickets for this screening/panel are $20.
Fellow LA Rebellion maker Billy Woodberry has 2 new films – And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead with Marseille Apres la Guerre  playing at PAFF at 9:30 pm also in Theater 8, Sat. Feb. 6.
Spirits will play again the following Friday, February 12 at 2 pm, also at the Rave Cinemas 15. It will be on Screen 9 and the admission price that day is $10.75.
Also, the film will play at the Portland (Oregon) Black Film Festival, Saturday, February 20th, 2:30 pm, Hollywood Theater, Tickets: $5.
The content of the film is the same as it was in the November screening.  We were able to do some more color correction and sound work, but we are still in the process of trying to raise money to do a final sound mix/color correction/graphics for the film. We are actively looking for festivals and distribution opportunities.
It is a very different festival/distribution world than it was less than 3 years ago.  You really need connections just to get into a festival now.  If you know of or have connections with festival directors or staff that would be receptive to screening “Spirits” please share them with us.  We need the help!
We tried to get into Sundance, Independent Lens PBS series and California Newsreel for educational distribution, but were turned down by all these entities.  Any leads or introductions to influential contacts will be greatly appreciated. Festival entry fees are averaging about $100 an entry, so we can’t enter as many as we would like.  We are waiting to hear back from Tribeca, Full Frame, Hot Docs & San Francisco Film Festivals.
Thank you for your continued support and hope to see some of you again at some of the activities this weekend!
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