Ladies and gentlemen, it is with our greatest pleasure that we inform you of the 90 Minute, coming-of-age drama, Boston2Philly, created and directed by our good friend Ralph Celestin! Boston2Philly was shot in over 30 locations throughout the great city of Philadelphia, involving over 300+ actors based out of the Philadelphia, New Jersey and NYC area, and will be premiering in Ralph's hometown of Boston on Thursday, August 18th. You're all invited to join us at this wonderful event!
The screening is a personal thank you from the cast and crew and to all who have supported the making of the film and the message it encompasses. During the production of Boston2Philly, many major events and tragedies occurred that left the world outraged and families and strangers alike searching for answers. This movie touches on many of these major issues and showcases them in a very unique and innovative way rarely seen on film. Boston2Philly shows us the real Philly, all the beauty and all of the ugly. Celestin exclaims, "it shows us life and that is something we all can relate to". We are honored to be a part of Ralph's budding career by attending the premiere!
The film chronicles the life of Rome “Boston” Williams (Ralph Celestin), a young Black male from Boston, struggling with his identity and his ability to form real relationships in his new city of Philadelphia after a tragic accident takes the lives of his family. Set on a fictional Philadelphia University campus, Rome encounters Professor Balan, who challenges his freshmen class (Philly, G, and Rye Rye) to develop a deeper relationship with their “inner-selves”, along with connecting on a more personal level with their peers. As an incentive, Balan offers the shocking monetary reward of $50,000, pushing his students to explore their own broken, violent pasts and those of their peers in a way they never thought imaginable. Through an exploration of each others’ histories, the group of diverse freshman slowly become a cohesive group, initially bonded by the chase of the cash reward, but glued by their shared fears, hopes, and dreams.
Both melodramatic and comedic, poignant and enlightening, through the personal journeys of the students, Boston2Philly reminds us all that sometimes the first step to true success comes from understanding who you were, who you are, and where you are going. Beautifully said! We couldn't have summed a better message to come from our dear friend Ralph Celestin. His passion and commitment to his family and friends is evident in his depiction of Rome's life in this beautiful and tragic coming-of-age story. We can't wait to see him on the big screen!
As a celebration of local talent and Philadelphia’s burgeoning independent art scene, the Boston2Philly Private Screening Event will be accompanied by a live Q & A from Philadelphia-based Actors after the viewing. Given the exceptional amount of young, promising talent associated with this film, the Boston2Philly premiere celebration is not to be missed! The screening will take place at the AMC Loews Boston Common 19 on Tremont St in Boston on Thursday, August 18th from 7-9:30PM. Get your tickets today!
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Ralph Celestin, the Boston2Philly cast and crew and all those involved on producing this sincere and relevant film that is bound to open-the-eyes of many living in the Boston and Philadelphia-areas highlighted in this movie. Kudos to you all on devouring the details of a beautiful message that can now be shared with the world. See you on the 18th!