ABFF opens in Miami Beach with Superfly premiere

(Last Updated On: June 15, 2018)

Photo credit: American Black Film Festival

The American Black Film Festival kicked off in Miami Beach with an opening night red carpet featuring the cast of Superfly.

A remake of the 1972 film of the same name opened in theaters on June 13 to introduce the culture and feel of the Atlanta drug scene through the eyes of the main character, Priest, played by Trevor Jackson, who wants out but one little slip threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.

The cast took to the red carpet to celebrate the film’s opening night premiere and to join with other filmmakers in celebrating the culture of African American filmmaking and TV content creation.

Distributed by Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group, the film is written by Alex Tse, directed by Director X and produced by: Matthew Hirsch, Future, Palak Patel, Joel Silver.

Actors Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Lex Scott Davis, Michael K Williams, Jennifer Morrison, Esai Morales join forces to bring the film to a new generation of movie goers.

In addition to a host of film screenings, the 5-day festival will also feature educational workshops and seminars, master classes, networking events and star-packed opening and closing nights. Founded by Jeff Friday, this year’s festival runs from June 13 – 17 and shines the spotlight on creative talents of people of African descent.

Image Credits: Movie Poster – Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group | Red Carpet Photos: American Black Film Festival

 

ABFF kicks off in Miami Beach with Superfly opening night red carpet