Thursday, Nov. 16 – Levy Lee Simon and Omali Yeshitela
Hosts Diakiesse Lungisani and Ameera Marshall speak with writer/actor/producer, Levy Lee Simon about his latest film, The Last Revolutionary. It marks his debut as a film producer, teaming with long time friend and colleague, senior executive producer and co-star, John Marshall Jones.
The Last Revolutionary is a film about a life and death confrontation between two old warriors, whose lives have taken much different paths since the Black Liberation Days.
Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party offers his views as the leader who has re-built the Black Liberation Movement after the military defeat of the Black Revolution of the ’60s!
For more information about Levy Lee Simon, John Marshall Jones and The Last Revolutionary, contact Valerie Denise Jones, (904) 576-7565.
Tuesday, Nov. 21 – John Marshall Jones
Hosts Themba Tshibanda and Ameera Marshall speak with The Last Revolutionary executive producer and leading star John Marshall Jones!
John Marshall Jones is the former star of the long running hit, Smart Guy. And, he’s currently filming BOUNCE TVs IN THE CUT.
Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party joins us for this special episode as well!
Levy Lee Simon – Bio
Writer/Actor/Producer, Levy Lee Simon, born and raised in Harlem, USA, now living in Los Angeles, will be back in his home town for the New York premiere of his film, THE LAST REVOLUTIONARY, as it opens the African Diaspora International Film Festival, November 24th , 7PM, (red carpet at 6PM) at Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 10th Street, NY 10027. www.nyadiff.com
The Last Revolutionary. Mac Perkins is in his Los Angeles throw back hideout plotting to stop anti Obama sentiment from the far right and racist groups around the country, when an ex-revolutionary friend, Jack Armstrong finds him. The two haven’t seen each other in over fifteen years. Jack challenges Mac’s political stance and his notion that there is a need for a, so called, revolution. The two men hash out political ideas and ideology as Jack attempts to make Mac see that his methods are archaic and his plans old fashion. But are they really? During the dramatic and at times humorous interchange between these two old friends whose lives have taken much different paths secrets are exposed about both men personally and politically that lead to a life and death confrontation.
Levy Lee Simon, began his theatrical career on stage in Harlem mentored by theatre giants, Gertrude Jeanette, Ernie McClintock, Nathan George and Woodie King, Jr. He was a member of several legendary theatre companies back in the day, such as: The HADLEY Players, The African American Studio, The Negro Ensemble Company, and the Circle Repertory Theatre Company. As an actor, he appeared on Broadway, in the Pulitzer Prize Winning, Tony Nominated, The Kentucky Cycle, with Stacy Keach, Off Broadway, Regional Theatres, the Caribbean, and England. (Ms. Evers Boyz – The Barbican and Bristol Old Vic.)
In 1999, Levy Lee earned his MFA in playwriting from the prestigious University of Iowa Playwright’s Workshop, and has since become one of the more recognized playwrights on the American theatre scene. His plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, regionally and in the Caribbean. Recognized for having his finger on the pulse of what going on in today’s world, he is the author of, the multiple award winning, For the Love of Freedom trilogy about the Haitian revolution, independence and, liberation, (NAACP Awards, and Ovation Nomination) God, the Crackhouse and the Devil, The Bow Wow Club, (Lorraine Hansberry Award) Same Train, (OOBRR Award) The Guest at Central Park West, (Audelco Awards for – Best Playwright and Dramatic Production of the Year) The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel, The Last Revolutionary, and more. A number of his scripts have been adapted for the big screen and optioned by Hollywood Studios and Production Companies, inclusive of FOX Searchlight, Edmonds Entertainment,
and 40 Acres and a Mule.
The Last Revolutionary, marks Levy Lee’s debut as a film producer, teaming with long time friend and colleague, senior executive producer and co-star, John Marshall Jones. Veteran actor, John Marshall Jones, is known for his many television appearances on shows such as, ”The Smart Guy,” “Criminal Minds”, “Rectify”, “The Mentalist,” “Hart of Dixie,” “Shameless, “Bones,” “NCIS,” and, currently can be seen as ‘Special Agent Jay Griffin’ on Amazon’s hit police procedural series, “Bosch,” ‘Sheriff Brown’ on the second season of the USA TV original drama series, “Shooter,” He stars in, “In The Cut,” on Bounce TV, and will be in the new FOX thriller, 9-1-1, starring Angela Bassett.
Rounding out the producing team that makes Revolutionary Films, LLC, are co-executive producer/director Michael Brewer and co- executive producer, Madeleine Liebert.
Levy Lee Simon is a Harlem success story, (Wadleigh JHS, Julia Richman HS,) and proud citizen of New York City, even though he resides in LA. “New York City, Harlem, USA, is the only home I know.”