SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2011 SOUTHERN BLACK WRITERS & ARTISTS FILM FESTIVAL
Hilton Hotel (East) & Malco Ridgeway Four Theater

APRIL 28 - May 1, 2011 (THURSDAY-SUNDAY)

Sponsor(s):COMCAST- MEMPHIS CONVENTIONS & VISITORS BUREAU - EVENTS PROMOTIONS, LLC- ASHAUN, LLC

-DAY 1-

THURSDAY-APRIL 28, 2011

WORKSHOPS & PANELS: (Workshops Free with VIP Pass)

"THE CRITICS CORNER"
10:00 am - 11:30 am -$10
Panelists: Chris Davis, Steven Usery, Chris Herrington, and Myron Mays, Moderator
Malco Ridgeway 4

"YOUTH SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP"
10:00 am - 11:30 am -$10
Panelists: Andrera Clinton, Presenter
Malco Ridgeway 4
Sponsor(s):

"FILM SCREENINGS" 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm - "OBARA & THE MERCHANTS"
2:10 pm - 2:15 pm -$5 "DISTRACTIONS"
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm -$5 "I AM A MAN"
2:20 pm - 2:45 pm -$5 "BLACK AND BLUES"
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm -$10 "THE SOUL POWER OF JAMES BROWN"

Malco Ridgeway 4
Sponsor(s):

"MUSIC IN FILM"
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm -$10
Panelists: Andrea Clinton and Johnnie Walker
Malco Ridgeway 4

"FEATURE SCREENINGS"
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm -$15 "STILL BILL" The story of Music Legend Bill Withers
Malco Ridgeway 4
Sponsor(s):

"**SPECIAL SCREEN GEMS SCREENINGS**"
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm -"JUMPING THE BROOM" W/ Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Mike Epps, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, Romeo Miller, and Pooch Hall.
MALCO CORDOVA (SOLD OUT!)

**SECOND SCREENING- WED. MAY 4- MALCO PARADISO:**
RSVP by calling 901-680-2018

Sponsor(s):SCREEN GEMS AND SONY PICTURES

8:30 pm - 11:00 pm -$10/25(Performers)
"Poetry & Jazz"
Hosted by: Tony Insignares, Jae Henderson, and Shana Jay
Location: Embassy Suites Memphis-
1022 S. Shady Grove Rd 38120

**VIP NETWORKING TO FOLLOW-

-DAY 2-

FRIDAY-APRIL 29, 2010

FILMS THAT EDUCATE SERIES: Urban Children Festival (Mid-South Schools)

"YOUTH SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP"
10:00 am - 11:30 am -$10
Panelists: Andrera Clinton, Presenter
Malco Ridgeway 4

"FILM SCREENINGS" 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm -$5 "LIFTED" by Randall Dottin

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm -$10 "70% CLUB" by Howard Bell
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm -$5 "VENUS LIVES" by HOTEP Rated R

Malco Ridgeway 4
Sponsor(s):

"PROMOTIONS AND DISTRIBUTION"
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm -$20
Panelists: Steve Myers, Barry Bowles, Carlee McCoullough and Myron Mays, Moderator
Malco Ridgeway 4

"**FEATURE SCREENINGS"
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm -$20 "CONTRADICTIONS OF THE HEART" W/ Wendy Raquel Robinson, Vanessa Williams, Lisa Raye, Clifton Powell, Malcolm Jamal Warner, and Pooch Hall.
Malco Ridgeway 4
Sponsor(s):

**Brief Q&A After Film Screening with Producer**

8:00 pm - until -FREE!
Hilton Hotel-East
MAIN LOBBY & BAR/ DIRECTOR'S ROW 3
**MIM- DOWNTOWN** (ON YOUR OWN!)

-DAY 3-

SATURDAY-APRIL 30, 2011

VIP BREAKFAST:
p> 8:30 am - 10:30 am 'Christian Fellowship Prayer Breakfast' $49
Location: Hilton Memphis

12:00 noon - 1:45 pm 'Madea's Big Happy Family'
Location: Malco Paradiso

Sponsor(s):

"SCREENWRITING/ FILM WORKSHOP"
11:30 am - 1:00 pm -$25/ $45 BOTH
Panelists: Andrera Clinton, Presenter
Malco Ridgeway Four

"FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP"
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm -$25/ $45 BOTH
Panelists: Andrera Clinton, Presenter
-CANCELLED-

FEATURE FILM SCREENINGS: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(SEE FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE):

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm -$20 "Count It All JOY" by Leo Hall
3:00 pm - 4:50 pm -$10 "The Visit" w/ Hill Harper, Billy Dee Williams, and Rae Dawn Chong

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm -$20 "I WILL FOLLOW" by Ava DuVernay
Location: Malco Ridgeway Four Theater

Hilton Hotel-East

MAIN LOBBY & BAR/
**MIM- DOWNTOWN** (ON YOUR OWN!)

-DAY 4-

SUNDAY-MAY 1, 2011

FEATURE FILM SCREENINGS:

(SEE FILMS- MOST REQUESTED):

Sponsor(s):

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm -$5 "This Life Ain't Pretty" by Kimberly D. Conner
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm -$10 "Memphis Jookin" by
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm -$5 "W.W.Y.D." by Howard Bell

Malco Ridgeway Four Theater

"Artists Networking Affair"

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm -$10/$25 (performers)
Location: Embassy Suites Memphis-
1022 S. Shady Grove Rd 38120

OFFICIAL END OF 2011 SOUTHERN BW&A FILM FEST!