Friday, September 20, 2013

Last night I was able to attend the premiere of Baggage Claim as part of the opening night for  the Urbanworld Film Festival.  I will provide a review of the film soon but here are some pictures from the event last night which included a Q&A after the screening.  As part of the Q&A, Director David Talbert was joined on the stage by leads Paula Patton, Derek Luke as well as Jenifer Lewis, Jill Scott and Rickey Smiley.  The Q&A was moderated by The Grio's Chris Witherspoon.  The Director and cast members were hilarious in interacting with the audience especially Jenifer and David.  Jenifer gave some very helpful and insightful advice to audience members including taking care of yourself health wise.  As well in pursuing an acting career or anything else in life "if the elevator to success is broken, take the stairs!"  Paula in the way she spoke and mannerism was exactly like her character in the movie which is just very sweet.  Jill seemed so humbled by her whole experience and thanks David for the opportunity.  Smiley promoted his show and tried to prank one of the media members.  I was fortunate enough to be able to take pictures with Director David Talbert as well as actress Paula Patton.  Rap legend Big Daddy Kane was also in attendance for the premiere.  Below are pictures from the event.  Enjoy!


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