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EVENT: Urbanworld Film Festival Wraps

The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival presented by BET Networks wrapped last night in NYC. If you missed it, make sure you plan ahed for next year.

This year, the festival kicked off with the world premiere of Nelson George and Diane Paragas’ documentary Brooklyn Boheme. Stars such as Chris Rock, Spike Lee, festival ambassador Mario Van Peebles, Maxwell, 

Giancarlo Esposito and John Boyega (who’s filming a movie with Spike) came out to support the film that many describe as a “love letter to Brooklyn.”

“We’re very excited to be premiering this film at Urbanworld,” said George. “Hopefully, the exposure we’re receiving at this festival will create opportunities for us to bring ‘Brooklyn Boheme’ to the rest of the world.”

Additional celebs/VIPs in attendance included BET’s Stephen Hill, Basketball Wives’ Meeka Claxton, radio personality Egypt Sherrod, culture critic Michaela Angela Davis, stylist/entrepreneur Marlo Hampton, actor Hassan Johnson, director Qasim Basir and The Start of Dreams directors The Horne Brothers.

Urbanworld continued through Sunday 9/18 with appearances by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Tyrese, Jamie Hector, Valerie Simpson, Sonia Sanchez, Tami Roman, Chad Coleman, Nashawn Kearse and more.

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