Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma

In 1970 a group of Black educators in Chicago developed a flashcard set of the Alphabet in order to provide Black centered teaching materials to a vastly White landscape of text books and learning materials. The Black ABCs were born. Now 50 years later, as artist Topaz Jones debuts his 2nd album, Don't Go Telling Your Momma is a view into his and America's Black Identity through 26 individual scenes, each representing a letter and Topaz's corresponding update to their meanings.

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Credits

Directors:

Topaz Jones, rubberband.

Executive Producer:

Kevin Storey, Patrick Milling Smith, Brian Carmody, Sue Ahn, Trace Henderson, Elizabeth Doonan,

Producer:

Luigi Rossi, Jason Sondock, Simon Davis

Screenwriter:

Topaz Jones, Jason Sondock, Simon Davis

Cinematographer:

Chayse Irvin

Editor:

J.M. Harper, Nate Katz

Production Designer:

Madison Lee Hatch

Music:

Topaz Jones

Principal Cast:

Topaz Jones

Additional Credits:

Creative Director: Eric J. McNeal

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Jason Sondock
rubberband
info@rubber.band

Publicity Contact:

Trace Henderson
henderson@smugglersite.com
+1 336 260 6526

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

Texas Premiere

Genres:

Biography, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrid, Music, Short Film

Screening Section:

Narrative Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Narrative Short

Language:

English

Runtime:

34 mins