The stars of Brotherly Love and Blackbird both hosted screenings in Atlanta last night and we’ve got fab pics from both events. Take a trip to the ATL inside…
Last night, Broadway and movie star KeKe Palmer joined her Brotherly Love costars at their premiere at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta.
KeKe selected a flirty leopard and mint green Fausto Puglisi dress and Alexandre Birman shoes for the occasion.
This was actually the second screening of the Brotherly Love movie stars hosted at Phipps Plaza. Yesterday, the cast invited a group of college students to the showing. Cory Hardrict (the hubby of Tia) was among the film’s stars who joined KeKe for a walk down the red carpet.
Quincy Brown, who dropped his single “Friends First” a few months ago, is also starring in the film.
Sabrina Rowe and Sharlinda Parker, who starred on “Big Rich Atlanta”, came out to support the project.
The cast, which also includes Julito McCullum, Cory Hardrict, and Eric D. Hill Jr. were joined by Mayor Kasim Reed for a picture.
Before the screening, which included a Q-n-A, the cast gathered for a prayer.
They kept the audience entertained as they discussed the feature which was written and directed by Jamal Hill and produced through Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit.
Brotherly Love hits theaters April 24th, and in case you missed it, here’s the synopsis:
Set in West Philadelphia, born-and-raised basketball star Sergio Taylor deals with the early pressures of fame. Alongside older brother June, who lost his own hoop dreams to the streets to provide for the family after their father’s death, and sister Jackie , whose own musical ambitions are sidetracked by love, Sergio faces life-altering decisions on the tough streets of Philly.
At annother screening:
Academy-Award winner Mo’Nique joined her husband Sidney Hicks to host a private screening of their upcoming movie ‘BLACKBIRD.’ The controversial film was written and directed by Patrik-Ian Polk and stars Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington.
Funnyman Rodney Perry (who also starred with Monique on her ill-fated BET talk show) joined her at the screening.
“R&B Divas Atlanta” star Meelah gave a little shoulder tease.
Singer D. Woods (formerly of Danity Kane) also stars in the film.
Gary (from Rickey Smiley’s Morning Show) was there to support.
Singer Bobby V posed….in this outfit.
Torrey Lamar (center) and Nikki Jane (far right) help round out the cast of Blackbird.
After the screening, the cast sat front and center at Midtown Art Cinema to talk about film and sit in on a Q&A
with executive producers Mo’Nique and Sidney.
Blackbird arrives April 24the and tells the story of a young singer struggling with his sexuality and how he’s treated by others in his small Southern Baptist community.
Wonder if Mo still wants that sit down with Lee Daniels….
Photos via Chris Mitchell/ATLPics.Net