Durham, NC, February 06, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (www.fullframefest.org), has announced that Earl Monroe and Al Attles will participate in the panel discussion following the world premiere of the theatrical cut of “Black Magic”. The premiere will be held Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre, located at 309 W. Morgan St. in Durham.
Attles and Monroe, prominent North Carolina basketball legends, are also two of the most influential black figures in the history of the sport. After graduating from North Carolina A&T State University, Attles became one of the first black NBA coaches in 1979 and persevered to become the second to win a NBA title. Monroe, a Winston-Salem State University graduate, was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History after an astounding 13-year career. Dan Klores, director of “Black Magic” and the 2007 critically acclaimed film festival hit “Crazy Love”, will join Attles and Monroe on the panel to discuss the history that inspired the film. “Black Magic” tells the story of the injustice that defined the Civil Rights Movement in America, through the lives of basketball players and coaches who attended historically black colleges and universities.
Individual tickets for the “Black Magic” World Premiere and panel discussion are $12 and may be purchased at the event or by visiting the Box Office at www.fullframefest.org. Tickets for both the pre-screening party and film are available to Full Frame members for $35 and $50 for non-members.
“We are honored to work with Earl Monroe and Al Attles,” said Peg Palmer, executive director of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. “They are an inspiration to the area and we are honored to have them participate in the panel discussion to follow the world premiere of ‘Black Magic’.”
About Full Frame:
Founded in 1998, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival was created with the mission to draw attention to the ideas and values inherent in documentary filmmaking. The Full Frame family has been on the cutting edge of documentary programming with curated series such as Why War?, Music and Documentary, Hybrid Forms, 2001: Fast Forward and the 2006 showcase of the first hurricane Katrina documentaries. Full Frame has been named as the premiere documentary film festival in the United States by publications such as The New York Times and IndieWIRE. The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is produced by Doc Arts Inc. Presenting sponsors in 2008 are Duke University and The New York Times. For more information, please visit www.fullframefest.org.
About Black Magic:
Directed by award-winning director Dan Klores and in collaboration with ESPN Original Entertainment and Shoot the Moon Productions, “Black Magic” will make its world premiere at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival on Monday, Feb 11. “Black Magic” is a new four-hour, two-part film scheduled to air commercial-free on ESPN in March 2008. The film is a story of the injustice that defines the Civil Rights Movement in America, told through the lives of basketball players and coaches who attended historically black colleges and universities. The film is produced by basketball legend and Winston-Salem State University graduate, Earl Monroe, and narrated by Wynton Marsalis, Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Paul. Feature interviews include Willis Reed, Avery Johnson, Ben Wallace, John Chaney, Bob Love, Al Attles, Pee Wee Kirkland, Earl Lloyd, Dick Barnett, Woody Sauldsberry, Cleo Hill, Bob Dandridge, Sonny Hill, Perry Wallace, Dave Robbins, Harold Hunter, Charles Oakley, Donnie Walsh, Bobby Cremins, Howie Evens, the widows of coaches Clarence “Big House” Gaines and John McLendon, and historians Skip Gates, Cleveland Sellers and Milton Katz.
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