American Black Film Festival Just Announced Its Opening Night Film & It’s Going To Be A Trip
American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is setting it off in Miami, announcing that the upcoming film, Girls Trip will be kicking off the festivities.
ABFF opens Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the historic Olympia Theater in Miami and festival-goers will get the chance to screen the highly anticipated all-female comedy ahead of its release.
Directed and produced by The Best Man’s Malcolm D. Lee, Girls Trip stars Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah as three lifelong girlfriends who travel to New Orleans for the annual ESSENCE Festival. On their journey, “sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.” The film’s screenplay was written by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and screenwriter Tracy Oliver. Don’t worry ladies; there will also be plenty of man candy to go around. Larenz Tate, Luke Cage‘s Mike Colter, and Queen Sugar‘s Kofi Siriboe will also be starring in the film. Girls Trip will be released in theaters on July 21, 2017.
Though the rest of the festival film slate has not yet been announced, we do know that actress Regina Hall will be serving as the 2017 ABFF Ambassador. Since it’s been a hallmark year for Black film and TV, we can only imagine how incredible the festival’s film slate and programs are going to be once they are finalized. American Film Festival is always an exciting time, and year after year it continues to be the nation’s largest gathering of Black Film and TV enthusiasts.
This year, the festival will run between June 14-18, and you can still snag your passes if you’re looking to join. Have you ever attended ABFF? Let us know about your experience.