Tour

January 11-13, 2018

@Daytona Beach F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, Daytona, Beach, FL

October 13-15, 2017

@James River Writers Conference, Richmond, VA

October 6, 2017

@A3C Music Festival & Conference, Atlanta, GA

February 14, 2017

@Hampton University, "LOVE...for the Craft of Writing," Student Center Theater, Hampton, VA

January 12-15, 2017

@Daytona Beach F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, Daytona, Beach, FL

November 3-5, 2016

@Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

October 22, 2016

Bird screens at @Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series, LIU, Brooklyn, NY

September 21-25, 2016

Bird screens @Urbanworld Film Festival, NY, NY

May 19, 2016

@Princess Anne High School, Va. Beach, VA

April 5, 2016

@Mass Communications & Journalism Week - Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA

April 1, 2016

@The National Black Writers Conference - Film Program. Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY

March 24, 2016

An Evening with Booker T. Mattison @The American Theatre, Hampton, VA

March 18, 2016

@Volusia Teachers Organization, Daytona Beach, FL

March 17, 2016

@Stetson University, DeLand, FL

March 17, 2016

@Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL

February 14, 2016

"The Gilded Six Bits" will screen @College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

February 6, 2016

@African-American Cinematic Collection Series, Slover Library, Norfolk, VA

July 31 & August 1, 2015

@Luminal Theater, Brooklyn, NY

April 25, 2015

@Richmond Diversity Film Festival, Richmond, VA

April 1, 2015

@Norfolk State University MCJR Week, Norfolk, VA

January 31, 2015

"Habeas Corpus" will screen @San Diego Black Film Festival, San Diego, CA

January 30 - 31, 2015

@Book Besties Literary Bliss, Houston, TX

September 17 - 21, 2014

@Urbanworld Film Festival, New York, NY

September 11 - 14, 2014

@Harlem International Film Festival, New York, NY

August 21 - 23, 2014

@The Merge Summit, Los Angeles, CA

August 11, 2014

@Salem High School, Virginia Beach, VA

August 8 - 10, 2014

@National Book Club Conference, Atlanta, GA

August 4, 2014

@LEC Camp at Richard Bowling Elementary School, Norfolk, VA

June 7, 2014

@California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA (via Skype)

May 1, 2014

@Princess Anne High School, Va. Beach, VA

April 4 - 13, 2014

@Worldfest Houston 2014, Houston, TX

February 3, 2014

@Dan River High School, Danville, VA

@Focus School, Danville, VA

@Boys & Girls Club, Danville, VA

October 11 - 12, 2013

@Book Lovers & Book Clubs Conference, Kansas City, MO

August 29 - 31, 2013

@Megafest, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX

July 15 - 16, 2013

@Delta Sigma Theta, 51st National Convention and Centennial Celebration, Washington, DC

 

 

 

 

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Exit 13

Exit 13 explores the journey of an overnight bathroom attendant at a remote truck stop. One night he witnesses something that he wasn't supposed to see...

Starring Jeffrey Buehl, Dan Pinto and Sal Mistretta. Written, produced, directed and edited by Booker T. Mattison. Produced by Carrie Specht. Director of Photography Cybel Martin.


 

The Gilded Six Bits

"All that glitters ain't gold" is the moral of this story of marriage and materialism in the rural south during the Great Depression.

Matrimony could not have been better for Joe and Missie May Banks. A year into their marriage they were able to have a home on the outskirts of town and money saved up for their future, which included children. That is until Otis D. Slemmons moves into town, a big shot from the big city who opens an ice cream parlor. He is a rich, well-dressed, smooth talker unlike any other man in their small town.

A husband, a wife, and an outsider become interconnected in Zora Neale Hurston's The Gilded Six Bits.

Total running time for the film is 28 minutes 55 seconds.

Zora Neale Hurston, also called 'Queen of the Harlem Renaissance' was an acclaimed author, folklorist, poet and anthropologist. One of the most published women writers in the 30s, she authored more than 50 articles and short stories, four novels, two books on folklore, an autobiography, and several plays. She is best known for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The Gilded Six Bits was her first published work.

Film Stars: Chad Coleman (The Wire)
T'keyah Crystal Keymah (In Living Color)
Wendell Pierce (Treme')
Novella Nelson (The Antwon Fisher Story)

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