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VIDEO: Bumming Cigarettes – A Short Film Trailer #1: Vee

Bumming Cigarettes – A Short Film Trailer #1: Vee

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Starring: Alia Hatch, James Tolbert, Gerloni Cotton, Vincent Du, Zerandrian Morris, Kaamilah Milton, Gary Kramer, Peaches Jones, Katrina Clark, Johnny Rans

Bumming Cigarettes is a short film about a brief and intimate meeting between a young Black lesbian woman who is in the process of taking an HIV test and a middle aged Black Gay HIV Positive man. Coming off of the devastation of a bad breakup with a girlfriend, Vee musters up the courage to go and take an HIV test to put her worst fears to rest. What she experiences during her trip to a local clinic is much more than she expects while sharing a cigarette with a stranger, Jimmy, during the 10 minutes that she awaits her test results.

Alia Hatch makes a strong debut in this short film, as a young Black lesbian woman looking to discover her status. This is a breakthrough performance for James Tolbert, a native Philadelphian and professional actor living with HIV for 21 years. Alia and James deliver a moving performance in this film that explores complex issues surrounding the HIV/AIDS epidemic including the loss of intimacy and stigma that persons living with HIV/AIDS may encounter, while also encouraging awareness around HIV/AIDS testing and the way we treat persons living with the disease.

Bumming Cigarettes is the first short narrative fiction film from tiona.m. , whose last film, the feature-length documentary, black./womyn.:conversations with lesbians of African descent ( blackwomynfilm.com ) was awarded the Audience Award for Best Documentary by the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (now QFest) in 2008. She is also in production with her next feature-length documentary The Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project ( ublep.com )

PICK OF THE DAY: *VIDEO: Bumming Cigarettes – A Short Film: “Actor Interviews”

Bumming Cigarettes – A Short Film: Actor Interviews – Alia Hatch (VEE)

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Alia Hatch is an actor, vocalist, theater technician, and model whose performance credits include Decapitalization Circus (Bread and Puppet), Black Nativity (New Freedom Theatre, Philadelphia, PA), The Parrot, Jar the Floor (Smith College, Northampton, MA), The Laramie Project (Community College of Philadelphia), In a Sense, Nonsense (Shubin Theatre, Philadelphia, PA), and numerous other productions, readings and workshops.
Alia’s technical credits include sound board operation for The Bluest Eye, Journey of a Gun (New Freedom Theatre, Philadelphia, PA), Rise Up!: An International Human Rights Day Event (Nzinga Arts Collective, Philadelphia, PA), and numerous other shows and productions. Alia is currently a Production and Design Intern at The Wilma Theater (Philadelphia, PA) and a Theater major with a Design/Technology concentration at Temple University.

aliahatch.com | facebook.com/AliaHatch | aliahatch.tumblr.com | @aliahatch

Coming Spring 2012:
*Bumming Cigarettes Kickstarter Campaign Successfully Ended Monday March 13, 2012!!
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Bumming Cigarettes – A Short Film: Actor Interviews – James Tolbert

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James Tolbert, is a native Philadelphian. He received his B.A. from Wagner College in Speech and Theatre. James has worked continuously throughout the U.S. and abroad. Past Credits: Starlight Express as Poppa (Bochum, Germany–Ja, Ich spreche deutch), Five Guys Named Moe as Nomax (Melbourne, Australia), Hair, the Musical (European Tour) Ain’t Supposed To Die a Natural Death as The Postal Clerk (Off-B’way 2006 Revival). Recent Credits: Waiting for the Boss (SmokeyScout Productions) The Philadelphia Urban Theatre Festival (2nd Year), Queen of All Weapons (Papermill Theatre), Tango Macbeth as Duncan. Currently in Production for the upcoming JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE as Seth Holly (Plays and Players, opening Jan 2012). James is also a Peer Educator and HIV/AIDS Advocate for Philadelphia Fight and is a member of BTAN (Black Treatment Advocates Network). He has lived 21 years with HIV and is incredibly grateful for this life and all within it. “Each one, Teach ten.”

Connect with James: facebook.com/JCTIII | @blackfury66

 

ABOUT THE FILM:

Bumming Cigarettes is a short film about a brief and intimate meeting between a young Black lesbian woman who is in the process of taking an HIV test and a middle aged Black Gay HIV Positive man. Coming off of the devastation of a bad breakup with a girlfriend, Vee musters up the courage to go and take an HIV test to put her worst fears to rest. What she experiences during her trip to a local clinic is much more than she expects while sharing a cigarette with a stranger, Jimmy during the 10 minutes that she awaits her test results. This film explores tough issues that persons living with HIV/AIDS may encounter such as the loss of intimacy with loved ones while also encouraging awareness around HIV/AIDs testing and the way we treat persons living with the disease.

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Desire, Hostility, Delusion Lesbian Drama by writer director Lyndonne Payne

Yes im a little ok a lot late with this, but i got it now, so make sure you get your copy on ECrator.com Or http://www.desirehostilitydelusion.com/

log on to ecrater.com search title of film desire hostility delusion and you can order there. Thanks for your supportInk Media Productions presents an Ink Media Film
Desire, Hostility, Delusion a highly anticipated emotional drama Featuring Erica Gipson, LaToya Jarrett
Charlene Cruse, Nancy Rosales, Natoya Danielle, Jae Berry, and Tiffany Brown
by writer, director Lyndonne Payne