The Hail-Storm premiered on November 2nd at Fire, Flour & Fork's third-annual John Dabney dinner.
This special event honored Dabney and the many hard-working restaurateurs and caterers who extend his legacy in Richmond and beyond. The Dabney-inspired menu followed a thoughtful, inspiring talk by culinary historian Michael Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene, one of the most anticipated books of 2017. We were humbled by the chance to gather, dine, and present the film at First African Baptist Church, where Dabney and his family worshipped.
The film then screened twice at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center in Northside Richmond on December 7th. Following the evening screening at Pine Camp, local radio host and community advocate Gary Flowers spoke with the filmmakers about the tradition of African American entrepreneurship in Richmond.