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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

African American film distribution project The Momentum Experience

Found out about this project from one of my commenters (on the diversity in indie film post/re: iW article, couple of posts below), sounds interesting. Here is a little bit from the press release:

" The Momentum Experience marries the live urban theater model with the traditions of African-American filmmakers who self-distributed in the early 1900s, such as Oscar Michaeux. Momentum will offer an enhanced entertainment component to the price of each ticket. From a live concert performance by soundtrack artists to a cast meet-and-greet to a comedy pre-show, each feature presentation will be preceded by a unique added-value attraction for ticket holders."

Read the rest here.

The press release is from '05, so I'll have to search & learn about the current status of this project.

UPDATE: Looks like Momentum's The Seat Filler did well theatrically & was acquired by Magnolia for home video - so says this 2/06 press release.

If anyone has any info. on where to get more recent news about Momentum, leave me a note in Comments. Thanks!

- Sujewa

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