Hollywood Hits NYC for the UrbanWorld Film Festival — Nia Long, Kerry Washington, Jamie Hector and More Attend the Festivities
Tonight is the final night of the UrbanWorld Film Festival. The five day festival closes with the premiere of Ava DuVernay’s (Director of My Mic Sounds Nice) feature film I Will Follow, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls) and Dijon Talton (Glee).
Film screenings began Thursday night at the AMC 34th St Theater with festival ambassador Kerry Washington and actor Jamie Hector, stars of the opening night film Night Catches Us. “This is a great night for black film,” said Washington. “I will always support independent film because that’s the community I came out of,” stated Hector.”
The opening night festivities attracted other celebrities including tv/radio personality FREE, actress Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) and model Liris Crosse.
Last night, a sold-out success, was the premiere of Mooz-lum, directed by Qasim Basir and starring Nia Long, Danny Glover, Evan Ross, Roger Guenveur Smith, Dorian Missick and newcomer Maryam Basir.
Other premieres included Bouncing Cats (narrated by Common and starring the Rock Steady Crew’s Crazy Legs), Kid Capri Presents: The Lionz Den and Hear Me, directed by Kenn Michael.
The Urbanworld Film Festival is the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind. It includes features, documentaries, short films, as well as panel discussions, live staged screenplay readings, the celebrated Actor’s Spotlight, Actor’s Boot Camps, and Urbanworld Digital, a 1-day Conference focused on Digital and Social media.
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