- MUSIC IS MY LIFE, POLITICS MY MISTRESS
See trailer - www.musicismylife.info
Screening at the Denver International Film Festival
Friday November 18th at 6:30PM
Saturday November 19th at 1:00 PM
Starz FilmCenter at the Tivoli, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, Colorado
APPEARING IN PERSON: filmmaker donnie l. betts and Nichelle Nichols (best known for her role in the “Star Trek” TV series and films) plus singer Maggie Brown daughter of Oscar Brown Jr.
Reception to follow both screening (Saturday the 19th at Dazzle’s 9th and Lincoln) with good food and music, Friday’s site TBA: Maggie Brown performs at Dazzle’s Saturday November 19th at 7PM and again On Sunday November 20 plus on Destination Freedom radio show Monday November 21st at 8PM. Tickets for the film and Reception available from donnie l. betts for $25
Director: donnie l. betts
Cast: Oscar Brown, Jr., Nichelle Nichols, Jean Pace, Al Freeman Jr., Al Jarreau, Abbey Lincoln, Lu Vason, Amiri Baraka, Studs Terkel, Vernon Jarrett, Charles Weldon
Running Time: 110 minutes
Format: Digital Beta
Opening dance sequence choreographed and performed by Denver’s own DeAndre Carroll
Tickets go on sale to Denver Film Society members October 18th and to the general public on October 26th.
Tickets are $7 for DFS members, $10 general public and $9 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available online at www.denverfilm.org, by phone at 303-534-1339 and at the box office at the Tivoli.
Ticket proceeds benefit the Oscar Brown Jr. Scholarship Fund, Pan African Arts Society Blam and No Credits Productions
www.musicismylife.info 720-748-1388 No Credits Productions, LLC
The Story of Oscar Brown Jr.
-----Poet, jazz singer, stage actor, composer, trade union activist, radio host and senatorial candidate, Oscar Brown Jr. was a self-educated polymath whose voice, both musical and political, reached the empowered and disempowered alike. Born into one of Chicago’s most respect African American families, Brown took personal and professional risks few others dared to; at the height of his career as a Broadway playwright and singer, he maintained an active affiliation with both the American Meat Packers’ Association and the American Communist Party. This jazzy, high energy biographical portrait mixes a masterful blend of archival and animated sequences and features renowned friends and fans including Al Jarreau, Abbey Lincoln, Studs Terkel and Amiri Baraka. Irrepressible, outspoken and extraordinarily talented, Brown lived life in the thick of things, and he made miracles happen. Music Is My Life, Politics My Mistress keeps his dancing spirit alive. -------By A. Carleton-Glen from an excerpt of Mill Valley Film Festival publication number 28