The 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival presented by BET Networks was in high gear yesterday as the first full day of screenings took place at the AMC Loews 34th Street theater. Festival ambassador Larenz Tate walked the carpet in support of the BET Original Movie GUN HILL, along with director Reggie Rock Bythewood and fellow cast members Aisha Hinds, Michael Aronov, and Shanti Ashanti. George Clinton, Nona Hendryx, Questlove, Melvin Van Peebles, Jared Nickerson, Stuart Matthewman, and director Nelson George were on hand for the screening of the VH1 Rock Doc FINDING THE FUNK. Urbanworld favorite Michael Kenneth Williams represented for the cast of THEY DIE BY DAWN alongside director Jeymes Samuel, while director Sai Varadan brought the cast for his film AN AMERICAN IN HOLLYWOOD onto the carpet.
The Urbanworld Film Festival continues tonight with a screening of LITTLE BALLERS (5:30pm), which will be attended by NBA player/executive producer Amar’e Stoudemire and director Crystal McCrary; a Season 4 episode screening of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” (7pm) attended by Michael Kenneth Williams, Jeffrey Wright and writer Howard Korder; and the Closing Night screening of the Codeblack/Lionsgate film THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE (8:30pm), attended by director George Tillman and Jeffrey Wright.
Images from Urbanworld Film Fest are attached here.
For more information, visit www.urbanworld.org.
Photos: Terrence Jennings, Ralph Terry