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FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN
COMES TO WACO FOR A SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT – JUNE 29TH – JULY 5TH (Buy Tickets)
Documentary Looks At Lack of Two-Party System in Urban America
Trenton, NJ –Shamrock Stine Productions, LLC has announced that its
first documentary feature film, FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN, will begin a
one-week Special Engagement on Friday, June 29th and run through
Thursday, July 5th at the Waco Square Premiere Cinema 6, 410 N. Valley
Mills Dr. in Waco TX.
The film’s Director, Kevin J. Williams, will hold an audience Q&A following each of the screenings on Friday June 29th and Saturday June 30th. Tickets for this Special Engagement are
$5.00 and can be purchased at the Theatre. The trailers for FEAR OF A
BLACK REPUBLICAN can be viewed on the film’s website www.fearofablackrepublican.com and on YouTube.
Director Kevin J. Williams said, “As filmmakers, we are very proud to bring an independent film like ours to a great city like Waco. We cannot be happier about the chance to participate in this Special
Engagement and to be able to engage with the audience. We expect to draw people from both sides of the aisle to the Waco Square Premiere Cinema 6 and there should be great discussions after every screening.
With the 2012 Presidential Election heating up, we can’t wait for our first Waco screening. It should be an amazing and fun week.” FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN will debut in Waco after screening in Atlanta GA
(World Premiere), Charlotte and Greensboro NC, Wilmington DE, Kansas City MO, Buffalo and Rochester NY, Trenton NJ, Portland OR, Washington DC, Philadelphia PA, Montgomery AL, Jackson, MS and Dallas, TX amongst other cities.
Filmed and edited over a six year period, FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN examines why there are so few Black Republicans and how this affects the U.S. political system. From the Civil War to the Great Depression, the GOP was the Party for many African-Americans, but today, barely 10% of African Americans consider themselves to be Republican and Urban areas
are no longer considered competitive parts of America’s electoral map. Beginning in his hometown of Trenton, NJ, filmmaker Kevin Williams speaks with BOTH Democrats and Republicans while journeying over four years and two Presidential Elections to find out if the Two-Party Political System is failing his city and the country. In taking a self-critical look at his own Republican Party, Williams explores the GOP’s efforts in urban areas versus the suburbs, the Democratic Party’s success in retaining the African-American vote and the
experiences of Black Republicans with Democrats and their own Party.
The result is a moving film which reveals a world that audiences won’t
During this journey, Williams speaks with scholars such as Princeton University Professors Cornel West and Howard Taylor; political leaders like former Maryland Lieutenant Governor and Republican Party Chairman, Michael Steele and previous RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman; former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman; Presidential candidates Mike Huckabee,
Mitt Romney, Jim Gilmore and John McCain; Conservative thinkers such as Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist and Ann Coulter; and Commentators Tavis Smiley and Michelle Malkin, amongst others. Also interviewed is the first and last Black Republican Senator popularly elected since Reconstruction, former Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts. Also appearing in the film is former Republican House Majority Leader and Congressman Tom Delay of Texas.
Williams states, “Before I started shooting, I was just a voter wondering why things weren’t getting better after each election. Picking up my camera changed everything for me. My intention with this film is to find out if our political system supports the decaying of Urban America, what that means and what if anything can be done about it. Journeying across the country and spending time with an important, but misunderstood segment of our society – Black Republicans, revealed a reality and an experience few will ever see. As race, politics, human nature and history all clash in this film, I know that as the Director, I am only opening the book on this subject matter and its implications
To learn more about the film or view the film’s trailer, please go to www.fearofablackrepublican.com.