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ROOFTOP FILMS ANNOUNCES FILM SLATE FOR 2023 ANNUAL SUMMER SERIES in NYC, PRESENTED BY AMC NETWORKS

By Tammy Reese



The popular summer festival returns with outdoor screenings beginning May 25th;

lineup features the New York premieres of Bill Pohlad’s Dreamin’ Wild, Savanah Leaf’s Earth Mama, Christopher Sharp & Moses Bwayo’s Bobi Wine: The People’s President, and Eva Longoria’s directorial debut Flamin’ Hot

BROOKLYN, NY (May 4, 2023) – Rooftop Films, the non-profit organization celebrated as New York City’s home for independent films and filmmakers, is proud to announce the lineup for its annual Rooftop Films Summer Series, one of the longest running and largest outdoor showcases for independent film in the world. Following tradition, Rooftop Films will kick off its 27th Summer Series on Thursday, May 25th at Green-Wood Cemetery with a night of music, community, and an exciting collection of some of the best new short films of the year.

The Summer Series–Rooftop’s signature program–is a one-of-a-kind, summer-long, outdoor film festival showcasing the best new independent films in iconic locations across New York City’s five boroughs. Each screening is distinctly unique and features electric live performances, free afterparties, and Q&As with filmmakers and stars. Since its inception, Rooftop has set out to engage and inspire diverse communities by showcasing the work of burgeoning filmmakers, supporting them throughout their production, bringing NYC communities together, and more.

 

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This year’s Summer Series will run from May 25th through August 24th and will include over 45 events featuring new independent feature films, short film programs, and live performances, expecting to attract over 45,000 attendees. Programming highlights include:

  • This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2023 on Thursday, May 25th at Green-Wood Cemetery, featuring live pre-show music, some of the best new short films of the year, filmmaker Q&As, and an after-party

  • The New York premieres of several of 2023’s most anticipated films including Eva Longoria’s directorial debut Flamin’ Hot (Searchlight Pictures), and Laura McGann’s The Deepest Breath (dir. Laura McGann, Netflix), both screening for free on the pier at Brooklyn Army Terminal; Chris Smith’s WHAM!; HBO Documentary Films’ The Stroll, featuring in-person introductions from directors Kristen Lovell & Zackary Drucker and the film’s subjects at Gansevoort Plaza, co-presented by NewFest as Closing Night of their 3rd Annual NewFest Pride; Savanah Leaf’s critically acclaimed directorial debut, Earth Mama (A24), starring Tia Nomore, Erika Alexander, and Doechii; and Bill Pohlad’s Dreamin’ Wild (Roadside Attractions), starring Casey Affleck, Walton Goggins, and Zooey Deschanel

  • A spectacular New York premiere for Christopher Sharp & Moses Bwayo’s Bobi Wine: The People’s President from National Geographic Documentary Films at Capital One City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage. The film will be preceded by a live musical performance by Bobi Wine, the afro-pop star who led a presidential campaign seeking to unseat Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled Uganda for more than 35 years

  • The chance to check out early screenings of new festival favorites including Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Scrapper from director and writer Charlotte Regan, Rooftop Filmmakers Fund grantee Lauren Moss’s birth/rebirth, D. Smith’s Sundance Award-winning Kokomo City, Sebastian Silva’s Rotting in the Sun, Alejandra Vasquez & Sam Osborn’s Going Varsity in Mariachi, Sierra Urich’s Joonam, Cecilia Aldarondo & Sarah Enid Hagey’s You Were My First Boyfriend, Mel Eslyn’s Biosphere starring Sterling K. Brown & Mark Duplass, the U.S. premiere of Rooftop Filmmakers Fund grantee Ben Mullinkosson’s The Last Year of Darkness, Ian Cheney’s The Arc of Oblivion, and many more.

The return of free community events bringing the joy and the art of cinema to culturally underserved neighborhoods across the city, including:


-A Juneteenth Weekend homecoming screening of Sam Pollard & Ben Shapiro’s Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes in Von King Park, to help kickoff a centennial celebration of the great jazz drummer, just blocks from the Bed Stuy home in which he grew up


-The New York premiere of Kite Zo A: Leave the Bones featuring Haitian music performances in Brower Park in Bed Stuy, presented with New York City Council Member Chi Ossé


-Co-presentations with Council Member Francisco Moya in Queens, including a screening of Sacha Jenkins’ Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues, presented in the backyard of Louis Armstrong House Museum


-The New York premiere of Aristotle Torres’ Bronx-set directorial debut Story Ave in Van Cortlandt Park

Additional programming, dates, venues and partnerships will be announced throughout the summer.

 
 

“The Rooftop Films team is thrilled to be launching another year of spectacular outdoor film screenings, each film presented in a location specifically chosen to complement the subject matter of the film,” said Dan Nuxoll, President of Rooftop Films. “The world of independent film has changed quite a bit since Rooftop first launched, yet our 2022 Summer Series was the most-attended in our 27-year history, and the films that we are presenting this year are as exciting and varied as ever. It is clear to us that ecstatic, meaningful, communal, cinematic experiences are appreciated by audiences today as much as ever, and we look forward to experiencing our 2023 slate of new films and moments with tens of thousands of movie lovers all across New York City this summer.”

For the seventh consecutive year, the Rooftop Films Summer Series will be presented by AMC Networks and its family of iconic fan-favorite brands. Additionally, Rooftop’s exclusive spirit sponsor Bulleit Frontier Whiskey will present more than 20 pre- and post-screening receptions throughout the summer.

Tickets and Venues

Tickets for select upcoming screenings are on sale now via the Rooftop Films website, with additional dates and tickets to be released in the coming weeks.

Additionally, three Rooftop Films screenings will be free to members as part of the Rooftop Films Selects Membership Screening Series. For first-access to events, memberships are available at www.rooftopfilms.com/memberships.

In addition to presenting amazing films, Rooftop Films is also known for their scenic and unique outdoor venues. 2023 venue partners will include the pier of Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, which will host free screenings all summer long, including the NY premiere of Flamin’ Hot, with support from New York City Economic Development Corporation; four free events will take place at Brooklyn Commons, co-presented by Brookfield; six free screenings will be presented in Fort Greene Park in partnership with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy; Industry City will co-present two free screenings in their courtyard in Brooklyn; and, for the first time this summer, Rooftop Films will present free screenings in Gansevoort Plaza in partnership with the Meatpacking District. Rooftop will also return to many of our beloved, long-standing venues across the city for ticketed events.

2023 Rooftop Films Summer Series Slate

Additional films and programs to be announced soon

Feature Film Programs

The Arc of Oblivion | Ian Cheney | US | 98 mins

Tuesday, August 1st @ Brooklyn Grange Sunset Park

The Arc of Oblivion explores a quirk of humankind: in a universe that erases its tracks, we humans are hellbent on leaving a trace.

Biosphere | Mel Eslyn | US | 106 mins

Tuesday, June 13th @ Brooklyn Grange Sunset Park

Billy (Mark Duplass) and Ray (Sterling K. Brown) are lifelong best friends, brothers from another mother–and the last two men on earth. Courtesy of IFC Films and AMC Networks. Screening presented as part of the Alfred P. Sloan Science on Screen® series. New York Premiere.

Birth/rebirth | Laura Moss | US | 98 mins

Saturday, August 12th @ Industry City

A single mother and a childless morgue technician are bound together by their relationship to a little girl they have reanimated from the dead. Courtesy of IFC Films, Shudder, and AMC Networks. New York Premiere.

RSVPs Coming Soon

Bobi Wine: The People’s President | Moses Bwayo & Christopher Sharp | UK | 114 mins Thursday, July 27th @ SummerStage Central Park

In Uganda’s 2021 presidential election, music star, activist and opposition leader Bobi Wine, together with his wife Barbie, rallies his people in a dangerous fight for freedom from President Museveni’s oppressive 35-year regime. Courtesy of National Geographic Documentary Films. New York Premiere. Free screening co-presented with City Parks Foundation.

More Details to Come

The Deepest Breath | Laura McGann | UK, Ireland | 108 mins

Friday, July 7th @ Brooklyn Army Terminal

A champion freediver and expert safety diver seemed destined for one another despite the

different paths they took to meet at the pinnacle of the freediving world. A look at the thrilling

rewards—and inescapable risks—of chasing dreams through the depths of the ocean. Courtesy of Netflix. Screening presented as part of the Alfred P. Sloan Science on Screen® series. New York Premiere.

RSVPs Coming Soon

Dreamin’ Wild | Bill Pohlad | US | 110 mins

Date and Venue To Be Announced

What if a childhood dream suddenly came true – but thirty years later? That’s what happened to singer/songwriter Donnie Emerson. His dream of success suddenly – and unexpectedly – came true, but only as he approached 50 years old. And while it brought hopes of second chances, it also brought ghosts of the past and long-buried emotions as Donnie, his brother Joe and their entire family came to terms with their newly found fame. Dreamin’ Wild is an incredible true story of love, hope, family, guilt and responsibility. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions.

Earth Mama | Savanah Leaf | US, UK | 97 mins

Wednesday, June 28th @ The Old American Can Factory

With two children in foster care, Gia, a pregnant single mother pitted against the system, fights to reclaim her family. In her close-knit Bay Area community, she works to make a life for herself and her kids, in this singular debut feature from filmmaker Savanah Leaf. A glowing breakout at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival starring Tia Nomore, Erika Alexander, Doechii, and Dominic Fike. Courtesy of A24.

RSVPs Coming Soon

Flamin’ Hot | Eva Longoria | US | 98 mins

Saturday, June 3 @ Brooklyn Army Terminal

Flamin’ Hot is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia) who as a Frito-Lay janitor disrupted the food industry by channeling his Mexican-American heritage to turn Flamin’ Hot Cheetos from a snack into an iconic global pop culture phenomenon. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. Presented in Partnership with Brooklyn Army Terminal and NYCEDC. New York Premiere.

Going Varsity in Mariachi | Alejandra Vasquez & Sam Osborn | US | 104 mins

Saturday, August 5th @ Brooklyn Army Terminal

In the competitive world of high school mariachi, the musicians from the South Texas borderlands reign supreme. Under the guidance of Coach Abel Acuña, the teenage captains of Edinburg North High School’s acclaimed team must turn a shoestring budget and diverse crew of inexperienced musicians into state champions. Presented in Partnership with NYCEDC. New York Premiere.

RSVPs Coming Soon

Joonam | Sierra Urich | US | 100 mins

Thursday, July 27th @ Brooklyn Commons

Spurred by a provocative family memory and a lifetime of separation from the country her mother left behind, a young filmmaker delves into her mother and grandmother’s complicated pasts, and her own fractured Iranian identity. Presented in Partnership with ArteEast’s Unpacking the Archive. New York Premiere.

RSVPs Coming Soon

Kite Zo A: Leave the Bones | Kaveh Nabatian | Canada, Haiti | 70 mins

Saturday, August 19th @ Brower Park

Kite Zo A: Leave the Bones is a sensorial journey into the rituals of Haiti, channeled through dancers, musicians, fishermen, daredevil rollerbladers, and Vodou priests. A celebration of the fiery, heady, and devastatingly beautiful spirit of the island. Presented in Partnership with Council Member Chi Ossé. New York Premiere.

RSVPs Coming Soon

Kokomo City | D. Smith | US | 73 mins

Tuesday, July 25th @ Fort Greene Park

A raw depiction of the lives of four black trans sex workers as they confront the dichotomy between the black community and themselves. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. New York Premiere.

RSVPs Coming Soon



The Last Year of Darkness | Ben Mullinkosson | China, US | 95 mins

Saturday, July 29th @ The Old American Can Factory

In this unassuming corner bar hidden by Chengdu’s construction cranes, five locals escape their stress, even if it’s only for the night. New York Premiere.

Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues | 2023 | Sacha Jenkins | US | 106 mins

Tuesday, May 30th @ Louis Armstrong House

Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues offers an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. This definitive documentary, directed by Sacha Jenkins, honors Armstrong's legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally known and beloved stars, and a cultural ambassador of the United States. The film shows how Armstrong’s own life spans the shift from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, and how he became a lightning rod figure in that turbulent era. Courtesy of Apple Original Films. Presented in Partnership with New York City Council Member Francisco Moya.

Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes | 2023 | Sam Pollard, Ben Shapiro | US | 82 mins Saturday, June 17th @ Von King Park

Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes explores the life and music of the legendary drummer, composer, bandleader, and social activist through a remarkable series of creative peaks, struggles, and personal reinventions—from the Jim Crow era to the Civil Rights years, surveying the heady days of post-war modern jazz to hip hop and beyond. Part of a centennial year of celebrations of the legendary Jazz drummer. Presented in Partnership with Council Member Chi Ossé. New York Premiere.

Natalia I 2023 I Elizabeth Mirzaei I US I 86 mins

Date and Venue To Be Announced

29-year-old Natalia is about to make her Life Profession in the orders of the Byzantine Catholic Church, having left behind her exciting life as a young student to devote herself to God. Natalia is a film about returning to the world or walking away from it, and just how far a person would go for who they love. New York Premiere.

Ramona | Andrea Bagney | Spain | 80 mins Friday, June 30th @ The Old American Can Factory Ramona has just moved to Madrid with her boyfriend Nico, and wants to start from scratch: she wants to be an actress, she wants to be a mother, she wants to live in Lavapiés. The day before her first audition, she meets an older man, Bruno, with whom she has an instant and strong connection. Ramona runs off, scared of her own feelings, but the next day she discovers that Bruno is the director she was supposed to meet! The opportunity is too big to pass and, encouraged by Nico, Ramona decides to go for it. Presented in Partnership with RIZOMA Festival in Madrid. US Premiere.

Rotting in the Sun | Sebastián Silva | Mexico, US | 109 mins

Date and Venue To Be Announced

Frustrated, Ketamine-addled artist Sebastian Silva crosses paths with ingratiating comedian-influencer Jordan Firstman on a nude beach in Mexico. When Firstman goes to visit him in Mexico City, he finds his new collaborator has mysteriously disappeared. New York Premiere.

Scrapper | Charlotte Regan | UK | 84 mins

Friday, August 4th @ Old American Can Factory

Georgie, a dreamy 12-year-old girl, lives happily alone in her London flat, filling it with magic. Suddenly, her estranged father turns up and forces her to confront reality. Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Kino Lorber.

Story Ave | Aristotle Torres | US | 94 mins

Tuesday, August 8th @ Van Cortlandt Park

After running away from home, a teenage graffiti artist holds up an unsuspecting MTA worker in a robbery gone right that changes their lives forever. Presented in Partnership with the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance. New York Premiere.

RSVPs Coming Soon

The Stroll | Kristen Lovell & Zackary Drucker | US | 84 mins

Monday, June 5th @ Gansevoort Plaza, Meatpacking District

The Stroll tells the history of New York City’s Meatpacking District from the point of view of transgender sex workers who lived and worked there. Director Kristen Lovell worked “The Stroll” for a decade, and reunited her sisters to recount the violence, policing, homelessness, and gentrification they overcame to build a movement. Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films. Free screening presented in partnership with the Meatpacking District and NewFest. New York Premiere.

RSVPs Coming Soon

WHAM! | Chris Smith | US | 90 mins

Thursday, June 29th @ Industry City

In 1982, the best of friends and still teenagers - George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley as Wham! set out to conquer the world. By June of 1986 they played their very last gig at Wembley Stadium having done exactly that. Now for the very first time, told in their own words, the amazing story of how, in four years, they dominated the charts around the world with timeless and classic pop songs. Courtesy of Netflix. Free screening presented in partnership with Industry City. New York Premiere.

RSVPs Coming Soon

You Were My First Boyfriend | Cecilia Aldarondo & Sarah Enid Hagey | US | 97 mins

Wednesday, July 12th @ Gansevoort Plaza, Meatpacking District

In this high school reunion movie turned inside out, filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo relives her tortured adolescence, wondering if she remembered it all wrong. Presented in partnership with the Meatpacking District. New York Premiere.

RSVPs Coming Soon

Short Film Programs

This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2023

Thursday, May 25th @ Green-Wood Cemetery

Start the season off right with our annual evening of spectacular new short films, live music, and a party under the stars in Green-Wood Cemetery!

Cemetery Shorts

Friday, June 16th @ Green-Wood Cemetery.

Sometimes loss brings clarity. Other times, fog descends. Explore the mysteries, epiphanies, and surprises that can accompany tragedy. Screening presented as part of the Alfred P. Sloan Science on Screen® series.

Dangerous Docs

Date and Venue To Be Announced

Venture along the boundary between danger and adventure, through abnormal nonfiction borderlands too unusual to be invented.

Dark Toons

Date To Be Announced @ Brooklyn Commons

A deliciously fiendish night of short toons with bad vibes, dark twists, big feelings. Free screening presented in partnership with Brookfield Properties.

Love is Strange: Romance Shorts

Friday, June 23rd @ Green-Wood Cemetery

Experience the depths of love and lust with this collection of audacious, heart wrenching, and occasionally filthy short films about l’amour.

New York Non-Fiction

Saturday, July 22nd @ Green-Wood Cemetery

Eight million stories, six short films, one night.

Queerly Beloved: Pride Shorts in the Park

Wednesday, June 21st @ Fort Greene Park

Celebrate NYC Pride with an illuminating showcase of LGBTQIA+ stories from around the world. Presented in partnership with Fort Greene Park Conservancy.

Vidas Vibrantes: Shorts en Español (Vibrant Lives: Spanish-Language Shorts)

Wednesday, June 14th @ Fort Greene Park

Experience vibrant and wistful stories of home, longing, and belonging in this transportive collection of Spanish language shorts. Presented in partnership with Fort Greene Park Conservancy.

Trapped: Uncanny Thrillers

Date To Be Announced @ Brooklyn Commons

Prepare for the peculiar with this batch of eerie mind-benders, surreal comedies, and demented dispatches from parallel dimensions. Presented in partnership with Brookfield Properties.

Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2023

Thursday, August 24th @ Green-Wood Cemetery

One last night of summer breezes, bittersweet tales of closings and commencements, and a final fête in the graveyard.

Free Community Screenings

Beat Street | 1984 | Stan Lathan | US | 105 mins

Saturday, May 13 @ Restoration Plaza

An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture. Presented in partnership with New York City Council Member Chi Ossé.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever | 2022 | Ryan Coogler | US | 161 mins

Tuesday, June 20th @ Helen Marshall Playground

Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Presented in partnership with New York City Council Member Francisco Moya.

Chungking Express | 1994 | Wong Kar Wai | Hong Kong | 98 mins

Wednesday, May 17th @ Fort Greene Park

The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing. Free screening presented in partnership with Fort Greene Park Conservancy.

Encanto | 2021 | Jared Bush & Byron Howard | US | 102 mins

Wednesday, May 31st @ Louis Armstrong House

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto, featuring all-new songs by award-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, tells the tale of the Madrigals, an extraordinary family living in a magical house in the Colombian mountains. But when Mirabel, the only ordinary family member, discovers the magic surrounding their home is in danger, she may be her family’s last hope. Presented in partnership with New York City Council Member Francisco Moya.

In The Heights | 2021 | Jon M. Chu | US | 143 mins

Tuesday, June 13th @ Hinton Park

Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. In The Heights fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience. Presented in Partnership with New York City Council Member Francisco Moya.

Love Jones | 1997 | Theodore Witcher | US | 108 mins

Saturday, July 15th @ Brower Park

Say hello to Darious Lovehall (Larenz Tate) and Nina Mosley (Nia Long), two confused lovebirds who discover that you can never underestimate the power of a love jones. Presented in partnership with New York City Council Member Chi Ossé.

RSVPs Coming Soon

Minions: Rise of Gru | 2022 | Kyle Balda | US | 87 mins

Wednesday, June 7th @ Helen Marshall Playground

From the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled in Minions: The Rise of Gru. Presented in partnership with New York City Council Member Francisco Moya.



Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado | 2020 | Cristina Costantini & Kareem Tabsch | US | 96 mins

Thursday, June 8th @ Fort Greene Park

Dazzling and tender-hearted, legendary astrologer Walter Mercado vanished at the peak of his fame. This documentary poignantly explains what happened. Presented in partnership with Fort Greene Park Conservancy.

Police Story 3: Supercop | 1992 | Stanley Tong | Hong Kong | 91 mins

Thursday, June 1st @ Fort Greene Park

To infiltrate a drug cartel, police Inspector Chan Ka Kui (Jackie Chan) goes undercover in a Chinese prison. There, he earns the trust of Panther (Yuen Wah), a cartel member, by breaking him out of prison. With the help of another undercover agent (Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh), they travel to Hong Kong and join up with Panther's gang. Ka Kui is accepted by the gang's leader (Ken Tsang), but his operation is jeopardized when Ka Kui's girlfriend (Maggie Cheung) accidentally reveals his true identity. Presented in partnership with Fort Greene Park Conservancy.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish | 2022 | Joel Crawford | US | 102 mins

Tuesday, May 23rd @ Park of the Americas

After burning through eight lives, Puss in Boots sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore all nine. Presented in partnership with New York City Council Member Francisco Moya.

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About Rooftop Films

Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire the diverse communities of New York City by showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers and musicians. In addition to their annual Summer Series – which takes place in unique outdoor venues every weekend throughout the summer – Rooftop provides grants to filmmakers, rents equipment at low-cost to artists and fellow non-profits, and supports screenings citywide with the Rooftop Films Community Fund. At Rooftop Films, we bring underground movies outdoors. For more information and updates, please visit rooftopfilms.com.

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Tammy Reese began her career as a theater actress performing in 60 live stage shows a year with The Media Unit TV and Stage Production Company. She also directed the weekly live TV show Rough Times Live.


Eventually, she went to Empire State College to obtain her degree in media studies. After graduation, she did more theater and wrote and produced her own videos to spread awareness on social issues through the arts.


Tammy is an award-winning journalist and is best known for her legendary interviews with Sharon Stone, Sigourney Weaver, Meagan Good, Jennifer Connelly, Laurence Fishburne, Mona Scott- Young, Geena Davis, Essie Davis, Vivica A. Fox, Omar Epps, Joseph Sikora, Nelly, Ryan Coogler, Carmen Electra, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Giancarlo Esposito, Amerie, Leon, Patina Miller, La La Anthony, Neyo, Britt Lower, Michael James Shaw, Aleks Paunovic, Courtney Kemp, Janet Hubert, Tom Arnold, Michole Briana White, Matt Cedeño, Raven Goodwin, Amber Riley, Ross Marquand, Merritt Wever and many more.


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