I still haven’t made it to NOLA for the renowned ESSENCE Festival(which is really sad considering it’s the 25th year anniversary of the festival’s beginning), but if you will be in the mix from July 5-7, please go to the screening room to check out family sitcom “Family Reunion” and movie “Brian Banks.”
Below are descriptions of both:
About Family Reunion
When the McKellan family moves from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to extended family, the transition is like being a catfish out of water. From 3 hour church services and huge humidity hair to M’Dear’s home cooking and family bonding, the everyday ups and downs of Family Reunion are real, memorable, toe tapping, heart stopping, laugh out loud authentic moments.
Loretta Devine (M’Dear), Tia Mowry-Hardrict (Cocoa), Richard Roundtree (Jebediah), Anthony Alabi (Moz), Talia Jackson (Jade), Isaiah Russell-Bailey (Shaka), Cameron J. Wright (Mazzi) and Jordyn Raya James (Ami)
July 10, 2019 on Netflix
About Brian Banks
The inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL. Clink on this LINK for more of Banks’ background.
Aldis Hodge (Clemency, “City on a Hill”), Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd and Melanie Liburd (“This is Us”)
In Theaters August 9, 2019
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#essencefest is going to be going on July 5! Join me @essencefest for a special screening of my #film @brianbanksmovie … joining me will be @aldis_hodge (starring as #BrianBanks) and @brianbanksfree … afterwards if you want some laughter, grab your tickets for the #herlarious #afterdark #comedy show w @kymwhitley @kimcoles @jesshilarious_official @melaniecomarcho & me! Get #woke and then stay up #essenceafterdark to #laugh #workingmom #sherrishepherd #comics. (SWIPE LEFT) (don’t go all goo goo over how I look in this dress – this was FIVE years ago😂😂) #sugarfree since Mar 2018
Also, the casts of “Family Reunion” and “Brian Banks” will be in the Screening Room at the ESSENCE festival! I so want to go, but I can’t make it…maybe next year…Anyone want to sponsor my trip? 🙂 Like the kids say, Cash App me. J/K. I don’t even have a Cash App account…LOL…