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Last Night in ATL: ‘Fences’ Stars Denzel Washington, Jovan Adepo, Mykelti Williams & More Attend Screening and Special Town Hall Discussion [Photos]

Last Night, December 7th, in Atlanta,at the Regal Cinemas at Atlantic Station, tastemakers and special invited guest were treated to a special advanced screening of the powerful film Fences. The film stars Denzel Washington who plays Troy Maxson, an African-American man trying to raise his family in the 1950’s while dealing with race relations and coming to terms with events that went on his life. His wife Rose Maxson (Viola Davis) is there to let him know he’s not alone in this battle and help him build a relationship with his son Cory (Jovan Adepo) and is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson play.

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Notable guest who attended the screening were Ludacris his wife Eudoxie, stars of the film Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Washington accompanied him, Jovan Adepo, Mykelti Williams, Stephen HendersonFrank Sanchez who serves as the National Vice President of Sports Entertainment Alumni Development at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed.

That’s not all that took place that night, there was also a special town hall discussion moderated by FLY guy Terrence J, held at Morehouse College where the cast fielded questions and got into details about the highly anticipated film.

In more Fences news, the film was also nominated for six Critic’s Choice Awards alongside Hidden Figures. So congrats are in order for that accomplishment as well.

Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson and Viola Davis plays Rose Maxson in Fences from Paramount Pictures. Directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson.
Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson and Viola Davis plays Rose Maxson in Fences from Paramount Pictures. Directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson.

Fences arrives in theaters Christmas Day! For more photos from the amazing night in Atlanta checkout the gallery below.

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ATL Live!

Soul Train Awards week in Atlanta kicked off right last night at Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols’ ATL LIVE ON THE PARK showcase hosted by Kenny Burns. Surprise performances, sexy ambiance and a room of the music industry’s who’s who made the evening one of the best shows ever!

Attendees included Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Soul Train Holdings CEO Kenard Gibbs, Doug E. Fresh, Frank Ski, Rodney Jerkins, Dallas Austin, Sister 2 Sister publisher Jamie Foster Brown, New Edition’s Ron Devoe, Chaka Zulu, Catherine Brewton, Kawan Prather and many more!

The show’s featured acts were R&B vet Donell Jones, newcomer Rhonda Nicole and Universal Motown/Darkchild Records girl group Purple Reign. However, guests were treated to impromptu performances by Brownstone’s Nicci Gilbert and Ron Devoe (who took everyone back to “Poison”). But the highlight of the night was Doug E. Fresh, who did his own fly version of Cali Swagg District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie” and sent the crowd into a frenzy. Classic!

The next ATL LIVE ON THE PARK is December 14. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/shantidasandmarlonnicholspresents.

Photos by James Pray

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