Jeff M. Giordano: Filmmaker/Painter

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THE GOD GIVEN TALENT: THE CREATIVE LIFE OF CHARLES CURTIS BLACKWELL (2019)

JEFF’S PATREON PAGE, where you can become a Patron of cinema and help fund his FILM PROJECTS: https://www.patreon.com/jmgfilms

“The God Given Talent:

The Creative Life of Charles Curtis Blackwell”

Thanks for your submission to the 10th Silicon Valley African Film Festival. We are happy to inform you that your film has been selected to screen in our 2019 film festival on October 4-6, 2019 at the Historic Hoover Theater in San Jose, California, USA.

By this selection, you can now use the designation “Official Selection of the Silicon Valley African Film Festival 2019” and your film will also be in competition for one of our festival awards. Our official selections list will be published on our website on or before AUGUST 15. Screening schedules will be published a few weeks to the festival. Check the website (svaff.org) and also join our Facebook page (facebook.com/svafilmfest) and follow us on twitter (@svaff) for updates. Congratulations!


June 17, 2019:

Regarding your film submission: “The God Given Talent: The Creative Life of Charles Curtis Blackwell”:

“As  the lead programmer/curator for the Over-the-Rhine International Film  Festival, it is my honor to inform you that your film has been selected  for the Festival’s 2019 slate. This year, the second annual edition of  the event is scheduled for October 2-6, 2019.  We look  forward to working with you during this process and having you as a  partner. Congratulations!” 

– Lead Programmer/Curator

“A  story of survival, memories and poetry, with fine art interspersed /  social justice in motion / ends powerfully with poem and music.”


NEWS! May 20, 2019…
Official Selection for the 20th Annual San Francisco Black Film Festival!

http://sfbff.org/wordpress/the-god-given-talent-the-creative-life-of-charles-curtis-blackwell

***TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sfbffxxi-saturday-aaacc-1200pm-tickets-62395214767
The movie will screen on Saturday, June 15th at the African American Art & Culture Complex (Buriel Clay Theater) @ 12pm*
Address: 762 Fulton St., San Francisco, California

Jeff produced/directed a feature-documentary about Oakland-based poet/painter/playwright/teacher Charles Curtis Blackwell.

***Article from the San Francisco Chronicle about Charles: https://www.sfchronicle.com/thetake/article/Blind-Oakland-artist-seen-by-many-as-a-mentor-and-13267386.php

Here’s photos from the film production…





























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