The 2013 Urbanworld Film Festival presented by BET Networks opened last night with a red carpet premiere of David E. Talbert’s romantic comedy, “Baggage Claim.” Stars Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Jill Scott, Jenifer Lewis and Rickey Smiley were on the red carpet and chatted with the media following the screening at SVA Theater in New York City. Following, guests headed over to The Out for an after party that featured a performance from artist Luke James, among others.
Urbanworld will continue throughout the weekend with spotlight screenings of VH1’s “Finding the Funk,” “Little Ballers,” “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” and BET’s “Gun Hill,” starring festival ambassador Larenz Tate. For tickets, visit http://www.urbanworld.org.
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Check Out This Gallery Of Opening Night At Urbanworld:
1. Opening Night After Party
2. Rickey Smiley
3. Nicole Paultre Bell
Wife of slain, Sean Bell, looks radiant on the red carpet.
4. Kangol Kid
5. Sean Ringgold
6. Jill Scott & Jennifer Williams
Look amazing in Black & White!
7. Artist Paints Jill Scott's Portrait
at the Urbanworld after party.
8. Urbanworld welcomes
David E. Talbert, Rickey Smiley, Jenifer Lewis, Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Lyn Talbert and Stacy Spikes
9. Lyn Talbert & David E. Talbert
Happily pose at Urbanworld.
10. Paula Patton
at SVA Theatre
11. Ariane Davis
of Love & Hip Hop fame poses on the red carpet
12. Big Daddy Kane
looks striking in stripes.
13. Jenifer Lewis
14. Jennifer Williams
15. Derek Luke With Wife Sophia
16. Paula Patton
17. Jill Scott
looks radiant at Urbanworld