Last night, I attended a very nice VIP advance screening of the DOPE movie with lead actor Shameik Moore and Director Rick Famuyiwa. The event was held at the Regal Atlantic Station and was followed by an exclusive reception at Strip restaurant with delicious bites & cocktails
Without saying too much about the film… I will say that I was pleasantly surprised and thought Shameik gave a brilliant performance. Stay tuned for more when the film premieres June 19th! 🙂
Enjoy the few pics I snapped with local celebs Kandi Burruss (RHOA), Todd Tucker and more! NOTE: I’m still getting use to wearing & NOT wearing my new glasses. Didn’t get the money shots for this round 🙁
Sending a very special thanks to Liquid Soul for the invite!
A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa, Produced by Forest Whitaker, Executive Produced by Pharrell Williams and Co-Executive Produced by Sean Combs. Not only does DOPE pay homage to the Hip Hop classics from the 90s, but it will also feature four new original songs by Pharrell.