Andrew Young & Joseph E. Lowry Attend ‘For Colored Girls’ Screening in Atlanta

Everyone’s BEen buzzing about Tyler Perry’s upcoming film ‘For Colored Girls‘ which hits theaters nationwide this weekend. The film is an adaptation of the 1974 choreopoem “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf” and features an all-star cast of women including Janet Jackson (Johanna), Loretta Devine (Juanita), Whoopi Goldberg (Alice), Kimberly Elise (Crystal), Anika Noni Rose (Yasmine), Phylicia Rashad (Gilda), Thandie Newton (Tangie), Tessa Thompson (Nyla), Kerri Washington (Kelly), Macy Gray, infused with an elite group of men (Hill Harper, Khalil Kain, Michael Ealy). With such a star-studded cast, it’s no wonder why this is slated to BE Tyler’s Best work yet. The movie will leave you understanding the deep tunnels that link lots of black women, young and old. I won’t spoil any of the movie, in hopes that everyone will actually go out and see it, but this is one movie that will have you appreciating the strength of every girl in the world. It’s unique, poetic, deep and should BE witnessed by every man and women [black, white, purple, or green] that has a love of our roots…the black women.

BE Magazine caught an advanced screening of the film at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema sponsored by Trust Black Women and their partners Sister Song, Sister Love Inc, and SPARK. The event kicked off with a VIP reception at Apres Diem, which was attended by executives from all of the sponsors, Andrew Young, and Rev. Joseph E. Lowrey (who also hosted a panel discussion after the screening). After the film, Roger Bob (Tyler Perry Films) graciously thanked everyone for attending [in Tyler’s absence] and couldn’t overly stress the importance of everyone getting out and supporting ‘For Colored Girls‘ during the opening weekend.

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