Producers, directors and actors eagerly awaited the viewing of their independent film projects that they worked ardously to complete. Upon arrival onto the press section, I expected to see people clamoring for space but it was refreshingly the opposite! The celebrities graced The Red Carpet with a welcoming demeanor and humorous attitude. A few took selfies as soon as they arrived there! Lol.
The opening night film, “Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ” – Directed by Coodie Simmons & Chike Ozah (USA) – US Premiere — Presented by BET Networks on September 23rd was the most anticipated highlight of the evening. Make sure to set your DVR to record this special feature on BET! Without leaking any spoilers, I highly recommend it. It’s truly powerful!
Staci R. Collins Jackson did a FANTABULOUS job in organizing this event.
My only criticism is that a larger theater should have been used for the film. It was truly inspirational to see so many people of all ages wonderfully filling all the seats, though.
Tyrese briefly talked about his latest film, “Shame” which was produced by Denzel Washington and starring Jennifer Hudson!