Austin Weekly News and the West Side Business Network, in partnership with Bonni McKeown, a Blues musician and blogger, will host a FREE screening of the documentary “Reel Black Love: Black Romance in Film.” 

All are invited to come see the movie on Feb. 11, 2015 at 6:30pm at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake Street, Chicago IL.

RSVP is required. Call (708) 613-3344 to reserve seats.

Chicago filmmaker Darryl Pitts interviewed over 60 actors, actresses, directors and producers for this fascinating 70 minute documentary on Black romance in the movies. Clips of favorite films show stars from Diahann Carroll to Larenz Tate, Leon (Robinson), Tyler Perry, Cynda Williams, Nia Long.

Director Darryl Pitts will host a discussion after the film, and he’ll introduce the new movie he’s working on with Bonnie McKeown called “The Rhythm and the Blues,” based on the real lives of West Side singer/drummer Larry Taylor and the blues in his family. Casting calls are being held for several major roles at Chicago’s office of the Screen Actors Guild this week. Website for the new feature movie now in pre-production: