Morris Chestnut is definitely having a breakout year. He’s the star of the highly-anticipated The Best Man sequel, and according to reports, he’s the new celebrity ambassador for the American Black Film Festival!
“It’s an honor and privilege to be the ambassador of the ABFF, taking place this year in New York—a city that has inspired and cultivated so much great talent in all areas of film,” Chestnut said.
The four-day event, which producer Jeff Friday stared in 1997, is all about showcasing quality Black films.
“Morris Chestnut is a beloved and charismatic actor,” Friday said. “The role of the ABFF ambassador is to broaden public awareness of the festival as well as its mission, and you are about to see Morris everywhere with this weeks release of The Best Man Holiday — a must see!”
Next year’s festival will be hosted by Spike Lee’s wife Tonya Lewis Lee. “I deeply appreciate both Morris and Tonya’s commitment to advance opportunities for Black artists in our industry,” Friday added.
The 18th annual ABFF festival will be held in New York City June 19-22. Passes and tickets are on sale now.
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1. November 15th! Let the countdown begin.
It's officially countdown time for the release of "The Best Man Holiday." But before their reunion on November 15th, we're taking a look back at the crew's first meetup and reminiscing on the most memorable quotes from the first film, "The Best Man." From Jordan's cutthroat piercing words to Harper, to Quentin personal reflection on his Luke dancers, these quotes are forever embedded into our vocabulary.
2. 11. Quentin is the ultimate wedding crasher.
"You know how many single honeys be at weddin's? It's about to be a ho-asis in that baby, honey."
3. 10. Lance vows to never cheat again.
"In case you didn't know, marriage is the cure to promiscuity."
4. 9. Shelby is not excited to see Harper.
"Ah, Harper Stewart. Richard Wrong. Langston Snooze."
5. 8. Harper proposes to Robin.
"You know what your problem is? You don't live enough for today. For once just live in the moment."
6. 7. Quentin is a pimp.
"This sh*t is about to be ig'nant off the hook. Luke dancers. Luke... Dancers."
7. 6. Candace gives Merch an epic lap dance.
"Oh yeah daddy... Candy loves you!"
8. 5. Mia tries to deny the scandal.
"Jordan... good girls never tell."
9. 4. Jordan pressures Mia.
"Bi***, don't make me hurt you!"
10. 3. Mia confesses to Jordan, kinda.
"What we shared was as sweet and as endearing as a forehead kiss. It was what I wanted. It was what I needed. He was a gentleman, and a friend, and I will always love him for that."
11. 2. Harper blames Jordan for his skeletons.
"They would have been in marital bliss by the time the book was SUPPOSED to have come out! But thanks to you, Miss "I Want An Exclusive," I got my a** whupped! I almost got thrown from a fu**ing BUILDING because of yo a**! So, thank you, Jordan! Thank you! And what the fu*k is that smell?"
12. 1. Jordan goes in on Harper.
"You know, maybe if I had the luxury of getting my a** whooped, I could be calm right now. But I have been drinking tequila shots, my hormones are raging out of control, I'm emotional, I'm horny, and I don't wanna hear about no goddamn peas! Fu*k you! Good night!"