Album Release & Film Premiere
Join us at Urban Outfitters, Space Ninety 8, for the album release of emcee and poet, Melissa Czarnik’s Rainbow Skies EP and the premiere screening of her short film, Significant One, starring Lynette Williams and Joel L. Daniels.
There will be food, drink and mingling including a short discussion with the director and actors. Special guest performers include Ali Carter & Lynette Williams.
Thursday, April 20, 2017; 7PM-9PM
Doors Open 6:30PM
Urban Outfitters – Space Ninety 8
98 North 6th Street (L Train Stop at Bedford)
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Rainbow Skies is the brainchild of poet and emcee Melissa Czarnik’s hard hitting and melodic flow, who has been called by Bitch Magazine, “an inspiration to young emcees everywhere.” Her 90s era storytelling evokes memories of her early inspirations like Nas, Lauryn Hill and Ani Difranco. There’s one thing that all Czarnik fans can say, is that the soulful fluid rapper has produced a surprising, potent and thoughtful mix of funk, jazz, soul and hip-hop, a genre-defying sound that music lovers of all types can get behind.
Significant One is a smart romantic comedy short that mashes contentious flirting, the denial of attraction, and soul searching between two strangers, in a way that brilliantly takes ingredients from Aziz Ansari’s Master of None and Woody Allen’s Manhattan to create the perfect recipe.
About the film
Significant One follows Simon (Joel L. Daniels), a Bronx native who recently gets engaged to his bourgeoisie fiancé, Gina. Simon begins his day with doubts about his engagement in the noisy streets of Harlem and soon finds himself in a chance encounter with the free-spirited and feisty Maya (Lynette Williams). Maya, a stunning NYC transplant and aspiring singer/songwriter with nothing to lose, initiates a conversation with Simon about his feminist sloganed t-shirt. What starts off as a brief exchange, turns into something more intimate when the two discover they have much more in common than they ever thought. Follow the couple on a meandering journey through the wonders of Central Park, where they encounter a surprise visit by a homeless couple and find themselves with an opportunity for true love that relies on the will of the human heart and spirit. Is it a connection for a lifetime, or just another fleeting moment between two strangers?