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<i>Dark Girls</i> Philly Premiere at Tower Theater

I’ll preface this post by pointing out that tickets for this movie are $35 ($19 for children) with a $58 VIP option.

From the release:

“Dark Girls” Directors/Producers D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke (Dark Girls,
LLC) are coming to Philadelphia on Saturday March 10 for a special screening of their controversial new documentary.

Record ticket sales in Oakland & Atlanta in November 2011 and NYC & DC in January have fueled the demand for additional dates.  Berry and Duke will make an appearance for ʻQuestion and Answerʼ session at  the conclusion of the screening at The Tower Theater in Upper Darby.

About “Dark Girls”:  Documentary Directors/Producers Bill Duke (Duke Media) and D. Channsin Berry (Urban Winter Entertainment) have focused their cameras on an American cultural bias that also runs deep in cultures around the world.  The film features poignant, unfiltered, and penetrating interviews with Black women of the darkest hues for their emotional exposés.  Two years in the making, “Dark Girls” pulls back a cultural curtain to reveal that the deep-seated biases and hatreds of racism – within and outside of the Black American culture – remain bitterly entrenched.  Featuring Viola Davis.

Saturday, March 10, 7:00 PM, Tower Theater.

Official site.



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Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He's served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

(1) Reader Comment

  1. ….why so expensive? is it a charity gala? This is beyond “prohibitive cost” and seems counterintuitive to a film about forms of alienation.

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