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“YOU SAVED ME” BRINGS BLACK MARRIAGE TO THE BIG SCREEN
Independent Film has World Premiere on Black Marriage Day
On March 28th, viewers in 21 cities nationwide will attend the Black Marriage Day premiere of Tyler New Media’s “You Saved Me”, a documentary taking an emotional, in-depth look into the marriages of eight African-American couples. A follow up to Essence bloggers Lamar and Ronnie Tyler’s 2009 best selling documentary, “Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage”, “You Saved Me” explores marriage’s trials, changes, successes, and ultimately the individual healing that comes out of true love and commitment.
Troubled by low marriage rates, high incidences of divorce, and a lack of positive images of Black marriage in the media, Lamar and Ronnie Tyler set out to counter negative stereotypes with their now award winning blog, Black and Married With Kids, and their first film, "Happily Ever After". African-American couples nationwide have embraced the Tyler’s efforts, making their website the largest independent Black marriage and parenting site on the web and turning their first film into a best seller. The couple produced the highly anticipated "You Saved Me" in response to the overwhelmingly positive reaction to their first film, and the continued need to show real-life representations of marriage to Black audiences.
The Black Marriage Day premiere, which takes place at select venues in DC, New York, Dallas, Chicago, and other cities across the United States, kicks off a national tour of the movie. "You Saved Me" will be released on DVD at Amazon.com on Monday March 29th. The movie trailer is available at www.yousavedmemovie.com.
Capital BookFest presents the Maryland/DC area premiere at 3pm, Sunday March 28th at the Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road in Cheverly, MD. This program is co-sponsored by M-NCPPC’s Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County. For ticket and other information visit http://yousavedmemovie.eventbrite.com/ or call 301-343-1828.
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Black Marriage Day is a marriage education initiative promoting the benefits of marriage in the Black community created by Nisa Muhammad, Executive Director of Wedded Bliss Foundation, Inc., 236 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Suite 610, Washington, DC. Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, will be the focus of marriage vow renewals reaffirming the power of marriage to celebrate the release of Tyler Perry’s latest film, Why Did I Get Married Too? Local pastors will officiate vow renewals, radio stations plan to broadcast and give away Tyler Perry DVDs and promotional items. One lucky couple in each city will also receive a free trip to the Bahamas. For more information, go to: www.blackmarriageday.com You Saved Me features candid looks inside the hardships and trials of relationships and what is required to sustain them. Filmmakers Lamar and Ronnie Tyler bring five real married couples to the screen who show how marriage has a direct impact on their lives. This film will debut in 25 cities around the country.
Black Marriage Day founder Nisa Muhammad will lead a post-screening panel discussion featuring the filmmakers and marriage educator Jewell Powell, author of the faith-based Marriage 101, when the thought provoking movie debuts in Washington, DC, on Sunday, March 28, 2010, Black Marriage Day 2010. For more information about "You Saved Me" events, go to: www.blackmarriageday.com
Dozens of local sponsors in cities across the nation plan to also host Black Marriage Day 2010 celebrations. Since 2003, hundreds of local sponsors in cities large and small have hosted a Black Marriage Day event including: Tom Thumb weddings, marriage-themed contests for teens, workshops, conferences, Date Nights for singles considering marriage, community banquets, religious services and inductions into Marriage Halls of Fame for longtime married couples. Local, state and Congressional representatives have regularly issued proclamations celebrating marriage in the Black community.
"This year the passion for celebrating Black Marriage Day is bigger and better than ever," Muhammad said. "Marriage matters to the Black community, and we want everyone to know." For more information, visit:
Kiss & Make Up w/Intimate Evenings and Wedded Bliss Foundation, Inc., will present the Eighth Annual Black Marriage Day celebration, Saturday, March 27 – Sunday, March 28, 2010, with the theme "Celebrate The Joy." Kiss & Make Up w/Intimate Evenings will be among hundreds of activists in cities around the country to highlight the benefits of married life, strengthen and promote marriage in Chicagoland’s Black community.
Black Marriage Day has been celebrated annually at locally sponsored events hosted by various organizations on the fourth Sunday of March since 2003. Marriage activists in more than 300 cities participated in 2009.
The celebration will start on Saturday, March 27th with Breakfast, "Making Love Better: Communication" Workshops, Couple Massage Workshops and speakers. The night will end with a formal Red-Carpet Dinner and Dance for all couples to truly celebrate Black Love. On Sunday, March 28th the event will conclude with a Commitment Breakfast. "This weekend of events will bring together over 50 couples for an elegant celebration of marriage. This is our annual weekend of Black Love and all of the great things that are in store," explained Kiss & Make Up w/Intimate Evenings Owner/Certified Relationship Educator Yanni Brown. "We’re creating a cultural shift in the Black community to reconsider the benefits of marriage and ‘Celebrate The Joy’ that exists in spite of the pain we often experience," Wedded Bliss Foundation Executive Director Nisa Muhammad said. Kiss & Make Up w/Intimate Evenings’ is a company that provides services for singles, couples and those who are interested in preparing for long lasting relationships, strengthening themselves, their current relationship and/or restoring one.
National Black Marriage Day activities have been featured nationally in Black Enterprise and Essence magazines, plus on CNN News, and the Michael Baisden Show.
WHAT: National Black Marriage Day WHO: Married or Engaged Couples
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