Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
ImageNation’s Sōl Cinema Cafe is proud to announce the virtual theatrical release of the documentary, “Thee Debauchery Ball,” a film about a private, protected space where Black people can be free. Starting June 12th on www.SolCinemaCafe.com, this celebrated film will be paired with #BeDebaucherous, 14 days of virtual after parties featuring more than 30 of the hottest house music DJ’s from across the globe. “The Debauchery Ball” will be promoted through a grassroots coalition of DJs, film exhibitors, and cultural/lifestyle groups who share the belief that #BlackJoyMatters because #BlackLivesMatter. Directed by David Weathersby, “Thee Debauchery Ball” celebrates Chicago’s large and thriving Afrocentric house music scene. Awarded Best Film at the Southside Chicago Film Festival, Thee Debauchery Ball tells the story of a bi-annual event that pays reverence to the roots of house music culture, while expanding the scope and appreciation with innovative and unprecedented fetish-themed, body-positive parties held within safe spaces in the Black community. The #BeDebaucherous parties will run for 14 consecutive days, 9pm to 11pm, EST. Attendees will be encouraged to broadcast themselves dancing live in their homes, being debaucherous during this two-week soiree. A slate of DJ’s in from Pretoria, the capital of house music in South Africa, will join the party June 14 to 18, at 4pm EST.
The Sol Cinema Cafe enlisted Rhythm & Soul Radio to invite many of the DJ’s including: Sundae Sermon’s DJ Stormin Norman (NYC), DJ Blackicon1 (NYC), The Legendary Chris Washington (NYC), Salah Ananse (ATL), DJ Tony Soul (New Orleans), DJ Shani (Austin, TX), DJ Nimbus (Houston, TX), DJ Adam Cruz (NJ), Cales & Mr. Hyde (Colombia, South America), DJ P/Shift (NYC), DJ King JamesNYC, DJ M. Forde, Chicago’s original Thee Debauchery Ball DJs including DJ Big Will, Steve Maxwell, Chris Underwood, Craig Elliot, Rae Chardonnay,SolKat, Dave Maze, Jo de Presser, Ron Carroll, Gene Hunt, Vince Adams, DJ Craig Alexander and others. South Africa’s Husky Records added: DJ HK (6/14), DJ Jazzy Dee (6/15), DJ Positive K (6/16) and DJ Mac Lopez (6/18), at 4PM EST.