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A film about love and its inevitable change/decline charting the emotional anatomy of several relationships in one day.
A film about love and its inevitable change/decline charting the emotional anatomy of several relationships over the course of one day.
A film about love and its inevitable change/decline charting the emotional anatomy of several relationships over the course of one day.
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Hollywood Africans in Paris!!!

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Hello friends, 

I hope this note finds you all very well.  Though I know it's been a challenging time for anyone who cares deeply about the world, as we are all still reeling and dealing with the latest, I wanted to take a moment to share a bit of good news.  Our little film about love, the film you all believed in and made possible, IN THE MORNING, will screen in Paris, France on 6/22. I'll be there along with our very own Jacky Ido and the wonderful French director Claude Lelouch. With all that's happening in the world, it's an honor and a privilege to be able to continue to do this work and share our stories.  To have the opportunity to share our film in Paris is a dream come true for this daughter of Newark, New Jersey!  

It's been a long journey for our film, and we're still going!  My undying love and gratitude goes to each and every single one of you who keep us pushing along.  Look forward to sharing more good news soon.  Love and light to all!

With gratitude-

Nefertite

our invite-- oui oui
our invite-- oui oui
With Actor Jacky Ido in Philadelphia-- Paris Next!
With Actor Jacky Ido in Philadelphia-- Paris Next!

Next Stop... Washington DC!!

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Hello Friends,

Hoping this note finds everyone well.  Just a quick update to let you know that IN THE MORNING will screen in Washington, DC on Friday, May 29th at the Anacostia Arts Center, in partnership with Parallel Film Collective.  Seating is limited, so I'm encouraging those who plan on attending to buy early.  More information can be found here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-the-morning-washington-dc-premiere-filmmaker-qa-tickets-16438905208

We had an amazing, sold out screening at Brooklyn Academy of Music last month, a great screening in Philadelphia last week, and I just returned from Seattle, where IN THE MORNING screened at The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival this past weekend.  It's been phenomenal to share our film and connect with wonderful new friends and audiences.  More screenings on the way!  A reminder, for those of you who'd like more frequent updates, you can follow us on Facebook by 'liking' the page here: https://www.facebook.com/inthemorning.thefilm or follow the film on twitter @hollywdafricans or me @NefertiteNguvu.  Also, our website is kept up to date with all film related info: http://inthemorning-thefilm.com/

Here are a few links to some recent press we've gotten:

The Philadelphia Inquirer.... "Visually and poetically arresting... 'In the Morning' looks and sounds like 'The Big Chill' - if written by Zora Neale Hurston." (How cool is that!!)  http://articles.philly.com/2015-04-15/entertainment/61146837_1_blackstar-film-festival-black-cinema-first-love

Another Philadelphia Inquirer write up: http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/20150412_Jawnts__A_rich_twist_on_the_love_script.html

The Hollywood Shuffle: http://thehollywoodshuffle.com/2015/03/27/nefertite-nguvu-on-in-the-morning-telling-overlooked-stories/

Hello Beautiful lists myself and cast member/fellow filmmaker Numa Perrier amongst 25 Women to Know: http://womentoknow.hellobeautiful.com/?page=21

In Her Shoes: http://www.inhershoesblog.com/5-filmmaking-tips-from-indie-film-maven-nefertite-nguvu

The New York Amsterdam News: http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2015/mar/26/bams-new-voices-chat-director-nefertite-nguvu/

The Brooklyn Reader: http://www.bkreader.com/2015/03/nefertite-nguvu-on-her-film-in-the-morning-almost-love-and-no-regrets/

Our little indie film that could is coming along!  Thank you again for your support and for taking this journey with me.  Without you, this film would not be possible.  Leaving you with a photo from our screening at BAM.  Our Q&A was hosted by Tambay Obenson of Shadow and Act, it was a beautiful night!

With love, light & gratitude,

Nefertite

Q&A at BAM New Voices in Black Cinema
Q&A at BAM New Voices in Black Cinema

Philadelphia Tickets Available!!

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Hi friends!

Hoping everyone is well.  Just wanted to let you know that IN THE MORNING will be screening in Philadelphia on April 14th, presented in partnership with BlackStar Film Festival and ReelBlack Presents.  I'm a huge fan of both organizations and am really excited about sharing the film with their audiences.  For those of you in Philly, tickets are now available and can be purchased by clicking here.  For those of you joining us for our screening in Brooklyn at BAM, I'm told our tickets are close to being sold out. If you haven't yet, get your tickets for that screening here.

Also sharing with you a great recent write up about emerging Black female filmmakers.  I'm happy to have been included amongst such a wonderful group, including one of our cast members, fellow filmmaker Numa Perrier.  You can read the article here: http://mommynoire.com/293710/black-female-filmmakers/

Coming soon, details about upcoming screenings in Seattle, Washington, Washington D.C. and Atlanta.  Until then, wishing you all a happy Spring Equinox!  I'm thrilled that our film, the film you helped make possible is finally being seen.  It's a beautiful thing!  Many, many thanks for your continued support.

With love, light and gratitude,

Nefertite

BROOKLYN BOUND!!

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Hello Friends:

Hoping this note finds everyone well.  Sharing some more good news about our film IN THE MORNING.  We'll be screening at Brooklyn Academy of Music on Saturday, March 28th at 7:30pm as part of BAMcinématek & ActNow Foundation's New Voices in Black Cinema Festival.  I'll be in attendance with members of our cast and crew, and there will be a post-screening Q&A.  Tickets are on sale now.  I'm thrilled about this for so many reasons!  It's a great festival, in a beautiful theater, and as you know we shot our film in Brooklyn, in eight days, against all odds.  Last but not least, the screening falls exactly three years after our shoot.  Some of our scenes were filmed on that exact block, so this will be a huge celebration!  I'm thankful to have made it to the finished line, thankful to all of you for your support, and thankful to all of my collaborators for pouring so much into IN THE MORNING.  We did it!

For more about the festival and line up, here's a link to the write up in Shadow and Act: http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/bamcinematek-actnow-foundation-announce-lineup-for-5th-new-voices-in-black-cinema-festival-mar-2629-20150226

For tickets visit our film page on BAM's website, here's the link: http://www.bam.org/film/2015/in-the-morning

Also, we had a beautiful run at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.  Our screenings were well attended and the feedback was wonderful.  Here are a few links about IN THE MORNING's presence at PAFF:

OkayPlayer: http://www.okayplayer.com/news/pass-the-popcorn-in-the-morning-trailer.html

For Harriet: http://theculture.forharriet.com/2015/02/8-women-filmmakers-to-watch-at-pan.html?m=1

Good Lookn Out: bit.ly/1DUXuzC

And here are links to snippets of our post screening Q & A captured by audience members: day one: https://vimeo.com/119586881 and day three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzIKw8mpCQ8&feature=youtu.be

Hope to see more of you at BAM, it's going to be a fantastic night! 

As always, with love light & gratitude

Nefertite

Our Q&A at the Pan African Film Festival
Our Q&A at the Pan African Film Festival

PAFF TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!!!

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Hello friends!!

I hope you are all very well.  Just a quick note for those of you in the Los Angeles area, tickets are now on sale for our Pan African Film & Arts Festival screenings via www.cinemark.com or www.fandango.com. For a direct link, click here.  IN THE MORNING screens on Friday, February 6th at 7:45pm, followed by a Q&A with our filmmakers and cast. Additional screenings will be held on Saturday, February 7th at 10:25pm and Sunday, February 8th at 3:00pm.  Can't wait to share our film with more of you!!  See you soon!! 

Warmest,

Nefertite

Our last post-screening Q&A at UrbanWorld Film Festival, more to come!
Our last post-screening Q&A at UrbanWorld Film Festival, more to come!