“FunkJazz Kafé: Diary of A Decade” Official Selection At The First Annual BlackStar Film Festival 2012

The “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary of A Decade” film tour continues. Big props to Maori Holmes for selecting our film and inviting us to the First Annual Blackstar Film Festival 2012 in Philadelphia. And a big thanks to those who came out in the rain to see the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival screening. We feel the love (and the deep soul) from our folks in Philly so we’re going back. Our next Philadelphia screening of “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary of A Decade ( The Story Of A Movement)” will be on Saturday, August 4th at the International House,8pm (Not like the flyer says 7pm)(3701 Chestnut Street  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104). There will be a conversation with soul artist, Res and the director, Steve Zegans, about the documentary on Res before and ending around 7:45pm (View the trailer for their film at the bottom of this post). A discussion with Director, Writer, Producer , Jason Orr and soul artist/cast member, Lady Alma will follow the screening. Don’t miss this monumental occasion at the first annual BlackStar Film Festival.

The inaugural festival will take place August 3-5, 2012 at the International House of Philadelphia and feature work by Ava Duvernay, Byron Hurt, Nelson George, Dream Hampton, Pierre Bennu, Andrew Dosonmu, Jason Orr, Tiona M., and Nelson George among many others. There will also be a market in the lobby outside the theater featuring several pop-up shops and vendors featuring local and national handcrafted goods, music, and art, accompanied by an art exhibit featuring the work of the Shaolin Jazz Collective.

And once again… If you want to see “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary of A Decade” in your city, scroll down and hit the “DEMAND IT” button on the right side of this page. Thanks for your support.

About the Blackstar Film Festival


The 1st annual BlackStar Film Festival is the only event of its kind in Philadelphia—a celebration of cinema focused on work by and about people of African descent in a global context.

The BlackStar Film Festival will feature narratives, documentaries, music videos, and experimental films highlighting the global black experience. The festival will be a showcase outlet for often overlooked cinema by emerging, established, and mid-career directors, writers and producers working in narrative, documentary, experimental and music video filmmaking.

Blackstar Film Festival Trailer from BlackStar on Vimeo.

“FunkJazz Kafé: Diary of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)” Trailer

Rolling Out Magazine’s coverage of “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)”

Res Trailer (updated 7.9.2012) from steve zegans on Vimeo.

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