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A number of celebs will walk the red carpet at the 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival presented by BET Networks in support of the 59 films (including 17 world premieres) that will be featured.

Nelson George, Chris Rock and filmmaker Allen Hughes (Menace II Society, Book of Eli) among other notables will kick off Urbanworld with the Opening Night world premiere of Brooklyn Boheme (Spike Lee, Rock, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Saul Williams) on Thursday, September 15 at 8pm.

Additionally, veteran father-son filmmakers Mario Van Peebles and Melvin Van Peebles will serve as festival co-ambassadors. Mario’s All Things Fall Apart, starring Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Lynn Whitfield, will screen on Friday, September 16 at 7:30pm, followed by a cast Q&A.

On Saturday at 8pm, Jamie Hector (“The Wire”) and radio personality Egypt will attend the screening of Life Love Soul. Finally, Closing Night film Kinyarwanda will be attended by director Alrick Brown and actress Cassandra Freeman.

For more information on festival films and schedule, visit

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