Recently, HBO hosted an invite-only screening of the documentary 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets at the historic Schomburg Center in Harlem, New York. The film probes the case of Jordan Davis, a black teenager, and Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, whose encounter over loud music outside a convenience store ended in the young man’s death.
The screening was accompanied by an impactful Q&A discussion with Davis’ parents Lucy McBath and Ron Davis, moderated by University of Connecticut professor and staff writer for The New Yorker, Dr. Jelanie Cobb. During the conversation, Davis and McBath spoke about their experiences during the trial process and how their unimaginable loss led them to inspire change and hope through activism. In addition to the screening and discussion, Joshua Bennett of the New York-base poetry collective The Strivers Row, performed a special spoken-word poem dedicated to Jordan Davis.
Guests gathered inside the Schomburg Center’s Langston Hughes Auditorium for a cocktail hour and the signing of the interactive “My Life Matters Because” Art Wall – where attendees could share why their life matters.
The private screening precedes the debut of the film on November 23rd, the three-year anniversary of tragic shooting.
For more information about the documentary, please visit www.hbo.com/documentaries/3-1-2-minutes.
Photo Credit: Dorothy Hong/HBO
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Last night, The Cinema Society along with Roger Dubuis and Grey Goose hosted a special screening of FilmDistrict’s Olympus Has Fallen. Cast members Angela Bassett and Gerard Butler graced the carpet along with OHF director Antoine Fuqua. Additional attendees included June Ambrose, Rachel Roy, Star Jones, Curtis Martin (NFL Pro), and Courtney Vance (Bassett’s husband). Check out more pics below…
On, Tuesday, January 15, the hosts of “106 & PARK” kicked off a new season and welcomed Kevin Hart, Robin Thicke and J. B. Smoove from “Real Husbands of Hollywood” to their brand new set to discuss televisions “fakest” reality show.
Last night Team SFPL was invited to participate as WE tv hosted a screening party in NYC for the new reality series featuring 3 Time Grammy Award Winning duo, Mary Mary entitled Mary Mary. The screening party was held at The Tribeca Grand Hotel with a VIP carpet, attendees enjoyed complementary drinks and an amazing meal including Mac & Cheese and Fried Chicken, Yuup you read that right!
Tina and Erica looked amazing as they arrived on the carpet to take pictures and talk to the press right before the screening. Erica OWNED those blonde streaks!
After the screening of the first episode, the ladies engaged in Q&A with the members of the press and media who attended the screening. At this time I took the liberty of commending them for giving us yet another positive option to watch in a sea of Reality Drama surrounding people of color, especially women of color.
Kudos to WeTV!
President of WEtv Kim Martin, was on hand to give an introduction of the ladies and the show. She explained that among other things they considered the ladies excellen role models and stood firm that the world would love them, when givien an inside look into their lives.
We definitely give this show two thumbs up, take a look for yourselves with the sneak peak below featuring our new favorite characters, little sister Goo and manager, Mitchel.
MARY MARY premieres in a special time slot on Thursday, March 29th at 10pm ET/PT, following the BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES REUNION Special at 9pm ET/PT. New episodes then air in its regular timeslot Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT beginning April 5, with ten, hour-long episodes.