The 14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks, comes to the AMC Loews 34th Street Theater starting today. Founding sponsor HBO continues its support of the nation’s largest competitive multicultural film festival. The festival will screen 71 films including 22 world premieres.
The festival is open to the public and individual
tickets to films can be purchased online.
Actress Kerry Washington is the festival ambassador and stars in the opening night film Night Catches Us. The film, set in 1976 Philadelphia and takes a look at the Black Panther movement, is directed by Tanya Hamilton. Stars also include Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), Jamie Hector (The Wire), Wendell Pierce (Treme), and Tariq Trotter (Black Thought from The Roots).
The world premiere of the family drama I Will Follow — written and directed by Ava DuVernay and starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Antwone Fisher), Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls) and Beverly Todd (Crash) — is the festival’s Closing Night selection.
For a detailed synopsis of all films and to purchase tickets, click here.
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