We are live at the 22nd annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) which commenced on Wednesday with a welcome luncheon held by Cadillac, a red carpet reception hosted by Sony, and a screening of the new adaptation of the 1972 classic film, Superfly. Many celebrities were in attendance including Rick Ross and Big Boi, who have roles in the film, and Future who produced the soundtrack that dropped last week.
Cadillac, in its eight year as a sponsor of ABFF, hosted a welcome luncheon for all the festival attendees. Actors LeToya Luckett and Tristan “Mack” Wilds discussed the state of Black Hollywood today in a panel, moderated by Allison McGevna, VP of Women’s Lifestyle at iOne. With a performance from Jade Novah, there was plenty good music and good vibes to go around. Earlier in the day, guests also had the chance to experience Cadillac’s Super Cruise; the first true hands-free driving system for the freeway, with a one-of-a-kind ride & drive through Miami Beach.
Sony held a red carpet reception prior to the screening of Superfly where attendees got the chance to mix and mingle before viewing the film. ABFF Founder and CEO Jeff Friday welcomed the crowd along with this year’s celebrity ambassador, Jay Ellis, as they celebrated the festival’s 22nd anniversary paying homage to black film. The good vibes continued through the night with an exciting after-party at Story night club.
Check out photos from the red carpet, screening and after party below.
Superfly is out now! Check out the trailer below!
Photo credit: American Black Film Festival