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Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You "Marvin X Driving Miss Libby", A Tragi-Comedy by Marvin X

Dr. Ayodele Nzinga to direct Marvin X Driving Miss Libby


I am at a lost for words, but if you let me, I will direct it!--Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, Director, Marvin X Driving Miss Libby
Filming will begin after the April release of Notes of Artistic Freedom Fighter Marvin X, Introduction by Dr. Nathan Hare, Black Bird Press, Oakland, 500 pages.
Dr. Ayodele Nzinga is founder of The Lower Bottom Playaz, in residence at the Flight Deck Theater, downtown Oakland. She has produced the complete 10 play cycle of August Wilson in chronological order, the first Director to do so in the world. In 1981, she was a student in Marvin X's drama class at Oakland's Laney College; she performed and co-directed his In the Name of Love. In 1996, she performed and directed his docudrama One Day in the Life. She has also produced and directed his BAM classic Flowers for the Trashman. 
Adam Turner will film Marvin X Driving Miss Libby. Quitta Kirk will be Miss Libby. Marvin X will perform himself. Cat Brooks is expected to make a cameo as herself.
Music by Elliott Bey of Philadelphia.  
 
COMING SOON TO A THEATRE NEAR YOU
MARVIN X DRIVING MISS LIBBY
A TRAGI-COMEDY
WRITTEN MARVIN X
3/11/18
COPYRIGHT (C) 2018 MARVIN X
COMMENTS
 
AWESOME, BRILLIANT AND HILARIOUS. AND ON POINT.--P-RA, RICHARD MOORE,BERKELEY
DEEP! DEEP! JAMES BROWN DEEP! --SUZETTE CELESTE, OAKLAND
FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY. THE LANGUAGE IS VINTAGE MARVIN X!--BERNARD STRINGER, ATL
IT MADE ME LAUGH JUST WHEN I NEEDED A LAUGH.--QUITTA KIRK, BERKELEY
I LIKE IT, YOU SHOULD MAKE A SHORT FILM. --ATTORNEY AMIRA JACKMON, BERKELEY
 
THIS GAVE ME ALL OF THE FEELS (AND GIGGLES)...AND I AM COMING FOR HER.
SO MUCH RESPECT BABA MARVIN.
XO
--CAT BROOKS. OAKLAND
YOU’RE ON A ROLL. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD AND YOUR WHEELS ON THE GROUND AND REMEMBER THE BRIDGES THAT GOT YOU TO THE ROAD. ---   NATHAN HARE, SAN FRANCISCO
 
YOUR SEXIST LANGUAGE IS OFFENSIVE AND AS A FATHER OF A 6 YEAR OLD GIRL, I HOPE NOBODY EVER CALLS HER A PUSSYCAT OR B*&^% SIMPLY BECAUSE SHE'S A WOMAN.
--ORSON AGUILAR, OAKLAND
HIS LANGUAGE IS SO STRONG IT WILL KNOCK THE SOCKS OFF OLD LADIES!
--WANDA SABIR, SF NEW BAYVIEW NEWSPAPER

WHEN YOU LISTEN TO TUPAC SHAKUR, E-40, TOO SHORT, MASTER P OR ANY OTHER RAPPERS OUT OF THE BAY AREA OF CALI, THINK OF MARVIN X. HE LAID THE FOUNDATION AND GAVE US THE LANGUAGE TO EXPRESS BLACK MALE URBAN EXPERIENCES IN A LYRICAL WAY!

--JAMES G. SPADY, PHILADELPHIA NEW OBSERVER NEWSPAPER


YOUR SCRIPT PUT ME AT A LOST FOR WORDS, BUT IF YOU LET ME, I WILL DIRECT IT!--DR. AYODELE NZINGA, DIRECTOR, MARVIN X DRIVING MISS LIBBY
 
MARVIN X AND OAKLAND MAYOR LIBBY SCHAAF AT LANEY COLLEGE BAM 50TH CELEBRATION
PHOTO JAHAHARA ALKEBULAN MA'AT

PHOTO KEN JOHNSON

 
 
 
DIALOGUE FROM TRAILER



SCENE OPENS WITH MARVIN X AND MISS LIBBY AT CAR. HE OPENS BACK DOOR.
MX
GET IN MISS LIBBY.
LIBBY
YOU’RE TAKING ME TO CITY HALL, RIGHT?
MX
YES, MA’AM, BUT WE GOING THE LONG WAY. NEED TO TALK WITH YOU.
LIBBY
MARV, I NEED TO GET TO WORK. I HAVE APPOINTMENTS!
MX
I’LL GET YOU THERE SOON ENOUGH. LET’S RIDE THROUGH THE HILLS, CHECK OUT THE VIEW.
LIBBY
(INSIDE THE CAR. LEANING ON THE FRONT SEAT, PLEADING.) I DON’T HAVE TIME, MARV.
MX
AIN’T YOU THE MAYOR? THEY CAN WAIT!
(HE DRIVES OFF TOWARD A VIEW OF OAKLAND FLATLANDS AND BAY, PULLS UP.)
LIBBY
OK, BE QUICK. WHAT’S UP?
MX
WHAT’S UP? WHAT’S UP? WHITE GUL, YOU DONE FUCKED UP!
LIBBY
(ACTING INNOCENT) WHAT DO YOU MEAN, MARV?
MX
WHITE GUL, YOU KNOW DAMN WELL WHAT I MEAN! DON’T ACT DUMB. YOU DONE PUT ALL EYES ON OAKLAND
PLAYING A GODDAMN SPOTTER FOR THE MEXICAN MAFIA. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU, WHITE GUL. I
THOUGHT I TAUGHT YOU BETTER THAN DOING SOME STUPID SHIT LIKE THAT. THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO STOP TAKING
ADVICE FROM GOV. MOONBEAM, BUT YOU CAN’T HELP IT, HUH?
LIBBY
OH, MARV, DON’T BE SO HARD ON ME. YOU SOUND LIKE MY HUSBAND. I’M JUST DOING WHAT I THINK IS RIGHT,
THAT’S ALL.
MX
YOU A GODDAMN LIE.
LIBBY
HONEST, MARV. YOU KNOW I’M A VERY SOUND THINKER.
MX
YOU DON’T SOUND TOO SOUND TO ME. GOT THAT CRACKER AG SESSIONS BOUT TO INDICT YO ASS. HOW SOUND
IS THAT, WHITE GUL.
LIBBY
WOULD YOU PLEASE STOP CALLING ME WHITE GUL?

 

MX
WHAT YOU WANT ME TO CALL YOU, MISS ANN?
LIBBY
MAYOR LIBBY WOULD BE FINE. OR JUST LIBBY.
MX
FORGET ALL THIS FORMAL SHIT, WHITE WOMAN. DON’T BRING HEAT ON MY TOWN. THIS IS MY TOWN, BITCH. WE
SHED BLOOD FOR THIS MOTHERFUCKER. YOU GOT AMNESIA?
LIBBY
NO, MARV, YOU’RE RIGHT, I’M JUST STANDING IN AS WE AGREED.
MX
THANK YOU.
LIBBY
BUT I’M JUST STANDING UP FOR OUR CITIZENS AND OTHER HUMAN BEINGS IN OAKLAND.
MX
BUT YOU TIPPED CRIMINALS ICE WAS COMING. THAT SOME CRAZY SHIT, MISS LIBBY.
(HE GETS OUT AND LET’S HER OUT. THEY VIEW THE FLATLANDS. CAMERA PANS BAY.)
LIBBY
I TIPPED INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE HUMAN RIGHT TO SANCTUARY IN OUR CITY.
MX
BULLSHIT, DON’T PLAY POLITRICKS WITH THE IMMIGRANTS.
LIBBY
I WOULDN’T DO THAT.
MX
THE HELL YOU WOULDN’T. TAKE A DEEP BREATH. (THEY INHALE, EXHALE)
NICE DAY IN THE BAY, HUH?

LIBBY
YEAH, BUT SERIOUSLY, YOU GOTTA GET ME TO CITY HALL.
MX
TO MEET WITH THEM MOTHERFUCKIN’ DEVELOPERS?
LIBBY
WELL….
MX
WELL MY ASS.
LIBBY
LET’S GO, MARV.
MX
I AIN’T FINISHED WITH YOU, YET! (TAKES HER HAND.) LOOK, YOU DOING SOME DANGEROUS SHIT JUST TO GET
REELECTED.
LIBBY (DROPS HIS HAND) I’M SERIOUS, MARV., I’M STANDING UP FOR WHAT’S RIGHT.
MX
THE HELL YOU ARE! YOU WORKING ON THE LATINO VOTE AND YOU KNOW IT.
LIBBY
DON’T INSULT ME MARV. I CONSIDER YOU A DEAR FRIEND.
MX
WELL, AS YOUR FRIEND, I ADVISE YOU TO STOP TRYING TO BE A BLACK PANTHER, WHITE GUL! (THEY LAUGH, BUT
HE IS SERIOUS). YOU BRING HEAT ON THE CITY AND THAT AIN’T COOL. NOT FOR THE LATINOS AND IT SURE AIN’T
HELPING US BLACKS. DID I HEAR YOU TELL THE MEDIA YOU WILLING TO GO TO JAIL FOR THE IMMIGRANTS?
LIBBY
YES AND I MEANT IT!
MX
WELL, I WANT YOU TO TAKE YO LITTLE THIN WHITE ASS TO SANTA RITA COUNTY JAIL FOR US, GET THESE
MOTHERFUCKIN RACIST PIGS OFF OUR ASSES, GET MY PEOPLE OUTTA THEM GODDAMN TENTS. WE DIDN’T SHED
BLOOD ON THESE STREETS TO END UP IN TENTS.
 

MX
I AIN’T GOT NOTHING AGAINST THE DREAMERS BUT YOU KNOW BLACK HISTORY. WHAT HAPPENED ON NEW YEAR’S
DAY EVERY YEAR AFRICANS SUFFERED IN THE AMERICAN SLAVERY SYSTEM? WHAT HAPPENED, MISS ANN, EXCUSE
ME, MISS LIBBY?
LIBBY
I KNOW BLACK HISTORY, MARV?
MX
WELL WHAT HAPPENED?
LIBBY
NEW YEAR’S WAS THE AUCTION DAY, RIGHT?
MX
RIGHT, THE DAY WHEN CHILDREN, MEN AND WOMEN WERE BOUGHT AND SOLD DOWN THE RIVER, NEVER TO
SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN. YOU THINK AMERICA REALLY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT THESE DREAMERS.
LIBBY
WELL, I DO.
MX
GET IN THE CAR. I’M DROPPING YOU AT SANTA RITA JAIL, LET’S SEE IF YOU MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. IN DRAG?
LET’S SEE IF THEY GOT SOME BOLOGNA SAMISHES READY FA YO ASS.
LIBBY
(OPENS DOOR FOR HER, THEN CHANGES HIS MIND)
MX
GET IN THE FRONT, BITCH!
(HE SLAMS HER DOOR SHUT, HITS RUBBER AND SPEEDS OFF, MUMBLES TO HIMSELF)
LIBBY
WHAT’D YOU SAY?
MX
DON’T SAY NOTHING TO ME, I’M THROUGH WIT YO ASS.
LIBBY
PLEASE, MARV, I’M SORRY.
MX
NAW YOU AIN’T, YOU AIN’T SORRY, YOU PITIFUL! MISS PITIFUL. YO NUCLEAR SCIENTIST HUSBAND NEED TO
DISPOSE OF YO ASS.
LIBBY
DON’T SAY THAT, MARV, I LOVE MY HUSBAND.
MX
DON’T NO POLITICIAN LOVE NOBODY AND YOU KNOW IT BETTER’N ANYONE. YOU FAKING THE FUNK.
THE CAR DESCENDS THE HILLS INTO THE FLATLAND.
LIBBY
HURRY, MARV, I’M LATE FOR AN IMPORTANT APPOINTMENT.
MX
CHILL, BITCH. I’M TAKING YOU TO CITY HALL SO YOU CAN DO YO THANG!
LIBBY
THANK YOU.
MX
I KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH YO ASS.
LIBBY
WHAT?
MX
I’M GONNA SUPPORT CAT FOR MAYOR. I’M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW SO IT WON’T BE NEWS TO YOU.
LIBBY
REALLY, YOU WOULD SUPPORT CAT AGAINST ME?
MX
YES, SHE’S A TRUE TROOPER AND YOU KNOW SHE AFTER YO ASS, DON’T YOU?
LIBBY
OF COURSE. SHE’S A POWERFUL WOMAN AND I RESPECT HER, I REALLY DO.
MX
WELL, WE KNOW YOU GOT MOONBEAM BACKING YOU. BUT CAT GOT THE PEOPLE.
LIBBY
WELL, IT’LL JUST BE A LITTLE CAT FIGHT, WON’T IT?
MX
YEAH, TWO PUSSYCATS!
LIBBY
YOU KNOW I NEED YOUR SUPPORT, MARV.
MX
NAW, BABY, YOU BLEW IT.
LIBBY
WASN’T I THE FIRST TO SUPPORT YOUR BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT CELEBRATION IN OAKLAND?

MX
YES.
LIBBY
DIDN’T I SUPPORT YOUR BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT BUSINESS DISTRICT?

MX
YES, BUT YOU HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING SINCE IT WAS PROCLAIMED.
LIBBY
YOU HAVEN’T ASKED ME TO DO ANYTHING.

MX
YOU’RE RIGHT. I GAVE UP ON CITY HALL AFTER YOUR COUNCIL PRESIDENT FAKED ON US. SHE SCARED TO FLY
THE RED, BLACK AND GREEN. I HATE A WEAK BITCH! SHE IN BED WITH DEVELOPERS TOO. I SWEAR, YOU
POLITICIANS ARE A MOTHERFUCKER. (THEY ARRIVE AT CITY HALL, JOKES) GET OUT OF MY CAR! (HE OPENS THE DOOR
FOR HER. THEY EMBRACE)
LIBBY
KUJICHAGULIA, MARV!
MX
YEAH, MISS LIBBY, KUJICHAGULIA (SHE DEPARTS INTO CITY HALL, HE DRIVES OFF)

THE END

THIS GAVE ME ALL OF THE FEELS (AND GIGGLES) .... AND I AM COMING FOR HER.
SO MUCH RESPECT BABA MARVIN
XO
CAT

CAT BROOKS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JUSTICE TEAMS NETWORK
CO-FOUNDER, ANTI POLICE-TERROR PROJECT
CO-HOST, UPFRONT ON KPFA RADIO

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