LOVE JONES, a kickback Presented by Candid Yams

February 10, 2017

7 - 10 P

Mission: To use the art of music and film to unlock self-identity with “the people” and empower them with a will to reform any social climate that threatens life and liberty regardless of color or creed.

  • Films: Box Office Films | Independent Film | Cult Classics
  • Music: Hip Hop | Jazz | Indie | R&B
  • Slogan: "Life is sweeter than a plate of yams with extra syrup"


Love Jones (1997)

20th Anniversary Screening


Event to begin promptly at 7P, after a brief welcome and introduction from the host. Guests will have the opportunity to view the movie intently, or float throughout the space (Run Time: 144 mins | 2 hrs 24 mins). Volume levels should encourage guests to focus on the movie; however, should also allow for ease of discussion to foster the desired 'kickback' feel. This is accomplished by strategic layout of seating areas. Seating "pods"will direct the flow of guests throughout the space. The primary pod focuses on the projector/screening area. All supporting pods will allow for face-to-face dialog, enjoyment of refreshments and games.

Depending on the final venue selection, it may be possible to funnel music throughout the remainder of the space without causing a distraction to those viewing the film. Cool hip-hop, jazz, indie and R&B tunes will float over the 'Social Area'. Some games to include in the Social Area:

At the end of the film, the host may open the floor for full discussion. Music volume can be increased as desired. Guests are encouraged to remain through event end time of 10P (remaining 30 mins).


Below is a preliminary budget estimate for your event.

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see more about the budget below


My primary suggestion for this event is to consider visiting multiple venues in search of something that may better suit our needs. While Diggs Gallery is the desired location, it may not be ideal for an intimate and relaxed gathering. Additionally, the venue should consume no more than 40% of our total budget. Ideally, we want a venue that is less expensive and offers more comfortable seating options. However, it is important to fully discuss your needs with Diggs Gallery to determine if they may be able to accommodate. It would also be advantageous to select a venue that offers alcoholic beverages to lower Food & Drink expenses and the need for licensing or security.

ACTION ITEM: Contact Diggs Gallery - discuss reduction of fees, Contact Carolina Vineyards & Hops for quote

Food & Drink

Heavy 'soul food' hors d'oeuvres served to guests throughout the night to compliment the kickback theme. Preferences: chicken, beef, pork, fruit, specialty cakes and desserts.

Action Item: Correspond with FAO to determinE menu selections and obtain quote. Alternate catering recommendations are available!


To be discussed further after final selection of venue.

I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to assist you in making your event a success and a memorable experience for your guests. After reviewing please feel free to contact me with any questions or to further discuss this proposal. I am also happy to meet with you for further planning. I look forward to your feedback!


Paris Williford, Event Designer | 336.978.6915

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