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Replace whales with dragons and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick gets a landlocked remix courtesy of the action-adventure AGE OF DRAGONS starring Danny Glover as Ahab. Your chance to see this film, which bypassed St. Louis screens in its theatrical run earlier this year, is this Monday night (July 18th) at the Tivoli as part of the St. Louis Black Film Festival. This first fest runs just two days (July 18th and 19th), but the fest’s promoter, James Thomas, hopes the event gets bigger and grows into an annual tradition. This year’s 8-film line-up features a good variety of shorts, documentaries, and features including SOLE OF A HUSTLER, an acclaimed documentary that follows Checliss ‘Big C’ Rice, who goes from small time street hustler to CEO of Gametime Athletics. Also featured is SOUL POWER, a 2008 documentary on the legendary soul music concert staged in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 featuring James Brown, BB King, and Muhammad Ali. REJOICE AND SHOUT is a 2010 film that covers the 200 year musical history of African-American Christianity. Culled from hundreds of hours of music, REJOICE AND SHOUT features the best of Gospel music. CORNERSTORE is a new urban comedy that chronicles a day-in-the-life of a Detroit liquor store. James Thomas hopes to see the St. Louis Black Film Festival hopes to bring in guests and filmmakers to future fests so stop by the Tivoli this Monday and Tuesday and support Black films and their makers.

Here’s the line-up with times and prices:

MONDAY July 18
3:30P-$6.50 “Katrina’s Son”-18 mins

4P-$7.50 SOLE OF A HUSTLA-60 mins

5p-$7.50 Cornerstore-83 mins

7:15P-$8.50 AGE OF DRAGONS-91 MINS

3:30p $6.50 “For Flow” 18 min


5:20P-$7.50–Sony Pictures Classic-“Soul Power”,-93 mins

7:15P-$7.50- Rejoice and Shout-115 mins-Magnolia Pictures

The St. Louis Black Film Festival’s Facebook page can be found HERE

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