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Friday, May 26, 2017
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
URBN Center Annex | 3401 Filbert Street
Nefertite Nguvu and BlackStar to host a screening of the award-winning film
In The Morning at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. The debut feature narrative, written and directed by Nguvu, charts the emotional anatomy of the lives, loves, infidelities, and enduring friendships of a group of interconnected New Yorkers over the course of one day.Independently funded and shot in just eight days in Brooklyn, NY, the film delves into the emotional landscape of contemporary black life in a way rarely seen in modern cinema. “In the Morning” is a sophisticated adult drama, with both humor and intensity reminiscent of early Spike Lee and Woody Allen films, yet marks the arrival of a bold new voice in filmmaking.Photographed by award-winning cinematographer Arthur Jafa (“Daughters of the Dust,” “Crooklyn”), and color-timed by Malik Sayeed (“Belly”), the film’s ensemble cast includes: Jacky Ido, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Numa Perrier, Kim Hill, De’adre Aziza, Hoji Fortuna, JoNell Kennedy and making debut’s Alzo Slade and CJ Lindsey.
“In the Morning” will also be available worldwide via Video On Demand on Amazon, Vimeo on Demand, Xfinity Streampix and VHX starting April 20.
Premiering at the 2014 UrbanWorld Film Festival, “In the Morning” won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at UrbanWorld, Best International Film at the Terra Di Siena Film Festival in Italy, Best Narrative Feature at the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, and Best Feature Film and Best Overall at the Bronzelens Film Festival in Atlanta.
***Join us for a conversation with Nefertite and Philadelphia-based filmmaker Sosena Solomon***
Thursday, June 1, 2017
8:00 PM-10:00 PM
New works by ten choreographers combine to make an evening of dance and excitement. Selected student works will be performed in addition to premiers by Drexel dance faculty Shannon Murphy and Ellen Forman Award Winner Nicole Bindler.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
7:30 PM-9:30 PM
String Chamber Music
June 7, 2017 through June 10, 2017
11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
3401 Filbert St
Join us for the opening reception of our 2017 Photography Senior Thesis Exhibition on Friday, June 9th from 6-9pm. Every June we hold a public exhibition of our graduating seniors' thesis projects; thesis is a nine-month, self-directed project of the student's choosing. The opening reception is well attended by industry professionals and is a wonderful evening celebrating our students' photography. This year the event will be held at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery | URBN Annex, 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA.
The show will also be open to the public June 7 - 10th from 11am -5pm.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
The orchestra concludes its year of performances with a celebration of spring and rejuvenation. This night will mark the first University Orchestra performance with the historical and recently renovated Drexel University Pipe Organ. Also featured will be two superb Drexel University student soloists.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
All-College Choir with Brass and Wind Chamber Music
4:00 PM-10:00 PM
Urban Outfitters Headquarters
5000 South Broad St., Bldg 543
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Sunday, June 11, 2017
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Great Court - Main Building
Guest composer and conductor Giancarlo Aquilanti (Stanford University) will lead the Drexel Concert Band in a premiere performance of his new Wind Symphony No. 3, along with a new work for wind band by guest composer Royce Cole (Michigan). (In conjunction with the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC PROJECT)
August 3, 2017 through August 6, 2017
6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Leonard Pearlstein Gallery & Screening Room
URBN Center Annex | 3401 Filbert Street
Schedule TBA Stay tuned for details or visit BlackStarfest.org for more information