Black Ski Film Festival

In association with National Brotherhood of Skiers The Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center Proudly presents...

NBS Summit
February 8, 2005 4pm and/or 7pm
Crossroads Cinema
Vail, Colorado

A special preview showing of (2) two, soon to be released motion pictures. With Host Ralph Scott

Lackawanna Blues
Screens at:
4:00pm, Feb. 8, 2005
Crossroads Cinema
Vail, Colorado

Premieres on HBO
Saturday, February 12, 2005 – 8pm ET / 7pm C
Rated PG-13

Two-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe directs a stellar ensemble cast in HBO films’ adaptation of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s autobiographical play; produced by Halle Berry, Vincent Cirrincione and Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

LACKAWANNA BLUES is two stories, both structured like a life story: the biography of a man and the biography of a community. On the eve of desegregation, Rachel “Nanny” Crosby, is a larger-than-life human miracle, whose big and generous boarding home in Lackawanna, New York, is a place where drifters and dreamers, eccentrics and excessives, can always find a hot meal and a new start. Into this world comes Junior, a little boy Nanny takes in and raises as her own. Nanny’s love and the stories from her boarders’ damaged and haunted pasts irrevocably change the young boy’s life.

Ensemble Cast Features S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Mos Def, Carmen Ejogo, Louis Gossett Jr., Macy Gray, Hill Harper, Terrence Howard, Ernie Hudson, Delroy Lindo, Rosie Perez, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Henry Simmons, Jimmy Smits, Patricia Wettig, Michael Kenneth Williams, Charlayne Woodard And Jeffrey Wright

Also Screening

Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Screens at:
Feb. 8, 2005
Crossroads Cinema

Release Date:
February 25, 2005

Filled with a mix of comedy and drama, the film "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" is based on the immensely popular play of the same name written by Tyler Perry. The story focuses on Helen McCarter (Kimberly Elise), who has seemingly had the perfect life with husband Charles McCarter (Steve Harris). Over the years, Helen has been a faithful and loving wife, while Charles built a successful and lucrative career as a prominent Atlanta attorney. They wear the latest fashions, drive the nicest cars, have all the possessions they need, and they live on an expansive estate complete with an extravagant mansion, swimming pool, tennis court and all the trappings of wealth – a little piece of paradise away from the city. However, on the eve of their 18th wedding anniversary, Helen’s paradise begins to crumble as Charles announces that he wants a divorce. He abruptly and literally tosses Helen out of the mansion to make room for the other woman.

Director Darren Grant brings Tyler Perry’s vision to the screen by intricately weaving together a mix of drama and comedy to tell the universal experience of broken hearts, redemption, forgiveness, recovery, new found love, inner strength and the importance of family and faith as revealed through a cast of colorful and sometimes familiar characters.

From homelessness to sheer bliss, thirty five-year old playwright, director, producer and actor Tyler Perry is truly riding high! Within the span of only six years, he went from being "out on the streets" to "selling out" theaters wherever he goes. He has done it with not only one show - but with seven shows having successfully toured the nation and thus creating a change in the history of Black theater.

Ensemble Cast Features: Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore, Tamara Taylor, Tyler Perry & Cicely Tyson

All screenings will be held at the Crossroads Theater near to the Skating Rink
(First come First Serve)
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