- blackfilm.com Hosting Fund Raiser UPDATE
On August 31st, blackfilm.com will host a very special N.Y.C. fundraiser for the
adaptation of Zora Neal Hurston's first published work, The Gilded Six Bits, by
Booker T. Mattison. We are proud to assist
Booker as he brings the work of an important Harlem Renaissance writer to the screen. The
Gilded Six Bits is Booker's NYU graduate thesis film. He is also the recipient of the
Warner Brothers Production Award and NYU's Spike Lee Fellowship. (Read more about
Booker in the September issue of Vibe Magazine.)
All contributions are a tax-deductible donation made payable to the NYU Production Fund.
If you are interested in attending this event or would like to make a contribution please
contact us. We look forward to you joining us in
this historical endeavor.
Val Moore, Founder, blackfilm.com
- The Gilded Six Bits Fundraiser Info:
When: Tuesday, August 31, 1999
Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm
Where: MGM Screening Room
1350 Avenue of the Americas
(Corner of 55th Street)
RSVP is required for admittance to the 6:30pm or 7:30pm screenings. Reserve your seat at
All contributions over $50 are tax-deductible
Sponsored by: MOJO HIGHWAY Brewing
Company and Black
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