Black Summer Nights Presents
Directed by Berry Gordy.
with Colman Domingo and Rhonda Ross
Monday, June 8, 8pm
IFC Center – 323 6th Ave at W. 3rd St.
Black Summer Nights is kicks off Gay Pride Month with this one-of-a-kind melodrama turned gay cult classic starring Diana Ross as a working class woman whose meteoric rise from shopgirl to high fashion model to haute couture designer is challenged by her relationships with a dashing politician (Billy Dee Williams) and a malevolent gay photographer (Anthony Perkins).
The screening will be followed by drinks and discussion at Julius Bar (159 West 10th St. at Waverly)
Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominated actor Colman Domingo is set to star in The Birth of A Nation directed by Nate Parker. Domingo will recur on season two of the Cinemax original series The Knick and recently filmed the Ava DuVernay helmed pilot For Justice. Colman starred in Selma. He also co-stars in Time Out of Mind with Richard Gere which premieres later this year.
Rhonda Ross is an Emmy-nominated actress and writer, poet, composer, and singer who has captivated the hearts of music lovers all around the world. Once called “One of the 10 Most Fascinating Television Stars” by People Magazine.
2015 Black Summer Nights Upcoming Films:
JULY 20: Jacqueline Woodson presents James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1989, Karen Thorsen)
AUGUST 17: Angel Nafis presents Friday (1995, F. Gary Gray)