Save the date & time: Sunday June 2nd from 2pm to 5:30pm
We are screening the Philadelphia premiere of TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE starring Jimmy Jean-Louis! This is a special fundraising event for HIPCINEMA and Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia. The film is presented in conjunction with the Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project at the Independence Seaport of Museum of Philadelphia. The English subtitled 180 minute film will be shown with a brief intermission. Go to Event Brite HERE to make your $10 donation and get a pass for this unique event. A Luta Continua!
Film synopsis: Toussaint Louverture was 8 when he saw his father thrown in the sea of The Cap of Santo Domingo by a slave buyer finding him too old and useless. Toussaint Louverture will keep these horrible moments in his mind. They will be the foundation of his revolution and rebellion. Later, he is bought by a new master, Bayon de Libertad who will recognize at once his intelligence and drive. Bayon will allow him to learn reading and writing and give him his freedom at 33 years of age. Soon after this, he asks the entrepreneurial and lovely Suzanne (played by Aissa Maiga) to become his wife. At 50, Toussaint Louverture starts a Revolution to free his people and country, becoming ‘The Black Spartacus ‘. He will first join the Spanish Army against The French Army. They will propose him a deal he will accept and he becomes General Toussaint Louverture. He proclaims a Constitution for Santo Domingo (Haiti), which angers Bonaparte. How does leadership change this family man? How much will he sacrifice to liberate Haiti? See the film on June 2nd and find out.
Toussaint Louverture is produced by France Zobda and Jean-Lou Monthieux. Philippe Niang is the director. Contact ELOA PROD for more information on the film.
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We are two weeks away from the kick off of the BEST OF ADIFF TOUR with TANGO MACBETH in New York City on January 20th! See the film and meet cast and crew at 3pm, Teachers College, 525 120th Street. Please bring valid photo i.d. Tickets are $12 General, $10 Students and Seniors.
Here is my interview about Tango Macbeth on New York’s HERE & NOW on WABC-7 with African Diaspora International Festival Director Diarah N’Daw-Spech and the director of “Dr. Bello” Tony Abulu. The show’s host is Sandra Bookman (standing). It will be broadcast again this Sunday January 6th on Channel 7 in New York at 12noon.
We are excited to announce that Tango Macbeth will premiere in two of Benjamin Franklin’s native cities: Boston and Philadelphia! The Roxbury Film Festival June 14th to 17th and the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival June 20th to 24th. Congratulations to the cast and crew!
The World Premiere of Tango Macbeth is on Saturday June 16th @12noon at the Blackman Auditorium at Northeastern University in Boston at the Roxbury International Film Festival. Tickets are $10.
Then Tango Macbeth will have its Philadelphia Premiere on Thursday June 21st @7:30pm in the IMAX Theatre at the Franklink Institute, 20th and Ben Franklin Parkway. Tickets are $10. Call Franklin Institute Box Office for Tickets: 215-448-1254 or go to our website www.tangomacbeth.com for more information.
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I had a lovely time at WPEB 88.1 FM in February when I was interviewed by Chekejai on her radio show Homebound Love Project. The Designing Sistas portion of the program included an interview with yours truly. You can download part of the interview in a PDF file by clicking here.
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We are going for the gold in 2011! Tango Macbeth is a dance film version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Zane Booker is the choreographer and Lenny Seidman is the composer. Sia Kpakiwa plays Lady Macbeth. The film is set within a contemporary production of the play for a preview audience (think Vanya on 42nd Street meets Blood Wedding). We received a $10,000 grant from the Independence Foundation for research and development of the concept. You can contribute to Tango Macbeth at IndieGoGo here.
The plan is to develop the music in January 2011 and prepare to shoot the final film at the end of the year. Which means we will be in perpetual fundraising mode from now until the film is released. We have set up a shop at CafePress called HipCinema Gear where each purchase will contribute towards the funding of Tango Macbeth.