The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival presented by BET Networks kicked off last night in NYC with the Opening Night world premiere of Nelson George and Diane Paragas’ documentary Brooklyn Boheme.
MSDTV was in the mix on the red carpet to capture exclusive interviews from the premier. Chris Rock, Spike Lee, festival ambassador Mario Van Peebles, Maxwell, Giancarlo Esposito and John Boyega (who’s filming a movie with Spike) were some of the few who came out in support of the film that many are describing 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.”
BET’s Stephen Hill, Basketball Wives’ Meeka Claxton, radio personality Egypt Sherrod, culture critic Michaela Angela Davis, stylist/entrepreneur Marlo Hampton, actor Hassan Johnson, and director Qasim Basir were some of the other VIP in attendance.
In an impromptu interview, Chris Rock spoke to MSDTV about his latest projects and his thoughts on Eddie Murphy hosting the upcoming Oscars:
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