Announcing Tim Reid’s Movie Night Series

Award winning and acclaimed actor, director, and producer Tim Reid presents “Tim Reid’s Movie Night”, a series of events that will be showcasing independent films from the U.S. and around the world. To be scheduled once a month, an outstanding independent film will be shown in both Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia. When in Richmond the events will be held at the Hippodrome Theater (at 528 North 2nd Street in historic Jackson Ward) which was considered the center of African-American commerce, arts, and entertainment during the early 20th century. When in Norfolk, the events will be held at the Attucks Theatre (at 1010 Church Street in Downtown Norfolk), which when first opened in the 20s, and was known as the “Apollo of the South.”

These events will kick off in Norfolk at the Attucks Theatre on Thursday night, February 23rd, at 7:00 pm, and will continue the following night, February 24th, at 7:00 pm in Richmond at the Hippodrome. The inaugural film for the series is an amazing film from London, England, entitled Lover’s Rock by British film maker, Menelik Shabazz. This musical documentary showcases a new genre of British reggae music, soon called “lover’s rock” from the 1970’s and 80’s, that soon attracted a following around the world. This uniquely British sound later influenced bands such as The Police, Culture Club, and UB40.

The film was directed by Menelik Shabazz, an independent filmmaker from the United Kingdom, who was introduced to the world of video during his teenage years in London. He attended the London International Film School from 1974 to 1976. For this inaugural series, he will be attending the two screenings, and will hold a question and answer session at the conclusion of each screening.

This will allow moviegoers in the Richmond/Tidewater areas to ask questions, gain knowledge, and network with independent film makers, directors, and producers they do not usually have direct access to. Tickets to the screenings for “Lover’s Rock” are $10 each and will be available at the door, and all proceeds will go towards supporting the Legacy Media Institute, a non-profit organization advancing the art of media production for a diverse global society.

The Legacy Media Institute also wishes to recognize and thank the Virginia Film Office for their support for this series of screenings.





To see a brief trailer for the film, please go to:

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