Franklin High School students were treated to a very special private screening of Patrinell: The Total Experience today, with a surprise visit from Pastor Patrinell Wright! The screening was arranged by SIFF and involved the entire 10th grade class. In the early 1970s, Patrinell Wright was hired to teach choral music at Franklin HS and started the Franklin High School Gospel Choir there, which eventually … Continue reading PATRINELL comes to Franklin High School
ARTIST HOME listed Patrinell: The Total Experience among the best and most promising of SIFF 2019’s music-related films in their article “Facing the Music: SIFF 2019’s Most Excitng Music Films, Listed”. Artist Home is a company of culture makers, community builders, and event producers who have served the Pacific Northwest for nearly 10 years. Since its inception, Artist Home has become a prominent part of … Continue reading ARTIST HOME lists PATRINELL among the most exciting music films at SIFF 2019
Rev. Patrinell Staten Wright and the Patrinell Team were featured on Art Zone with Nancy Guppy interviewing Pastor Wright on the red carpet during the Opening Gala at SIFF! Continue reading On the RED CARPET with NANCY GUPPY
Thanks so much to Seattle Magazine’s arts and events writer, Gavin Borchert who listed Patrinell: The Total Experience as one of his TOP FIVE suggestions for films at SIFF he’s already seen!’ https://www.seattlemag.com/arts-culture/10-must-see-siff-films Continue reading PATRINELL among the 10 Must-See SIFF Films according to SEATTLE MAGAZINE
Alternative Talk Radio KKNW interview with Patrinell Wright. Pastor Patrinell Wright and producer/co-director Tia Young were interviewed about Patrinell: The Total Experience by the host of the Urban Forum on Alternative Talk 1150 KKNW radio, Eddie Rye Jr. and co-host Hayward Evans on May 16th, 2019. For over half a century, activist Eddie Rye Jr. has devoted his life to not only the equality of … Continue reading Seattle Activist Eddie Rye interviews Pastor Patrinell Wright on Alternative Talk KKNW Radio
A big THANK YOU goes out to the Seattle Stranger! Check out the The Stranger’s guide to SIFF 2019–Patrinell: The Total Experience was one of the few films to score a highly coveted recommendation! https://www.thestranger.com/movies/40017985/patrinell-the-total-experience Continue reading The Stranger Recommends PATRINELL: THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE!
We are thrilled to have been selected for the Seattle International Film Festival, one of the top film festivals in the country! Patrinell: The Total Experience will have its WORLD PREMIERE at SIFF on Sunday, May 26th at 4PM at the SIFF Egyptian Cinema. There will be a second screening on Monday May 27th at 3PM at the SIFF Uptown Cinema. Tickets are available at … Continue reading PATRINELL: THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE will premiere at the SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!
We have completed the final touches on Patrinell: The Total Experience and are planning a year-long film festival run. We are already hearing back from some of the festivals and are thrilled to announce that Patrinell: The Total Experience has been selected as an early entry in the 17th Oakland Film Festival! The festival isn’t until September so we will have our world premiere before then. … Continue reading Patrinell has been selected for the Oakland International Film Festival
Very interesting article in today’s Seattle Times about the locations the Green Book for black travelers listed in Seattle and around the Pacific Northwest, and how many of those places still exist today: “What Green Book for black travelers said about Seattle” Continue reading From The Seattle Times: Seattle’s Green Book
The Total Experience Gospel Choir recorded the album Lift Him Up in 1979. It was released by Savoy Records, a major record label that specialized in jazz and rhythm and blues, and was “Number One” in gospel music. It was the same label that recorded the Rev. Dr. James Cleveland, the “King of Gospel Music”! Savoy often would take a well-known gospel singer and record … Continue reading “Lift Him Up”