Patti Jackson Interviews Filmmaker Neil Drumming on WDAS-FM

BIG WORDS writer/director NEIL DRUMMING is interviewed via phone by WDAS-FM’s PATTI JACKSON. Drumming will visit Philly on Thursday July 25 when BIG WORDS screens at International House, 3701 Chestnut Street. Get your Tickets now at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/313227 ##### Reelblack’s mission is to educate, elevate, entertain, enlighten, and empower through Black film. If there is content … Read more

The Duke Is Tops (1938) – Lena Horne’s Film Debut

The Duke Is Tops is a 1938 American musical film released by Million Dollar Productions and directed by William Nolte. The film was later released in 1943 under the title The Bronze Venus, with Lena Horne given top billing. The Duke Is Tops features the film debut of singer Lena Horne, who was still 20 … Read more

The Quiet One (1948)

The story of a lonely young boy growing up in Harlem. Using a semi-documentary technique, the film-makers realistically capture the hostile environment which leads the boy to delinquency. The youth is sent to Wiltwyck School for rehabilitation, where a psychiatrist and counselor try to break through the wall of silence which the boy uses to … Read more

Murder on Lenox Avenue (1941)

Dramatic events in a Harlem apartment house center around Pa Wilkins, chosen by the Better Business League to replace their ousted, crooked leader Marshall…who wants revenge; and Pa’s ward Jim Bracton, a two-timing Romeo whose affairs are coming to a crisis. And hanging around is Marshall’s murderous junkie henchman, Lomax. Will it all end in … Read more

Big Fella (1937) – Paul Robeson Film

Big Fella is set on the docks and streets of Marseilles. Paul Robeson stars in the leading role, as a street-wise but honest dockworker who struggles with deep issues of integrity and human values. Elisabeth Welch plays opposite him as a café singer in love with him. Robeson’s wife, Eslanda Robeson, appears as the café … Read more

Ten Minutes To Live (1932) – Oscar Micheaux Film

A movie producer offers a nightclub singer a role in his latest film, but all he really wants to do is bed her. She knows, but accepts anyway. Meanwhile, a patron at the club gets a note saying that she’ll soon get another note, and that she will be killed ten minutes after that. Cast … Read more