A new movie series is kicking off tonight at The Neon, curated by Dana Graham, Founder and Creative Director of Scripted in Black (SIB). “This movie night series is a chance for the community to celebrate the importance of Black storytelling and the way it honors the multi-dimensional layers of our culture, experience, and perspective,” explained Graham. Tickets for tonights event may be purchased on The Neon’s online ticket site.
Each of the evenings events will begin with a mixer featuring a locally owned black businesses before the showing of a film they’ve had a hand in selecting . “The Scripted in Black Team is excited to provide and enjoy this experience with our community because it creates an opportunity to be lifted through fellowship and supporting local Black businesses and Black films together,” said Graham. “Storytelling has always been a rich tradition and necessity in Black culture. The films chosen by each featured business express an aspect of our culture that makes us resilient, determined, creative, lit, hopeful, strong, and beautiful.”
Scripted in Black LLC is an exclusive multi-disciplinary arts collective currently serving the Dayton area. SIB centers the work + collaboration of unconventional Black and Brown creatives through the yearly curation of boutique to high scale experiential installments. Ms Graham and her team, Ashley Brooks, Installment Coordinator and Korey SmithVisuals Director to present diverse installments that focus on eclectic cultural storytelling through events and lifestyle merchandising, community engagement and education. The collective aims to address and alleviate the lack of minority representation in the local social arts + culture infrastructure. With a background in theatre arts coupled with a social-forward approach, Scripted in Black LLC will ensure that High-Vibe, Black & Brown identities have an intentional, vibrant, and affordable home in their creative landscape. You may support SIB by becoming a member, or just attending their events around the city.