The International Black Film Festival Nashville (IBBFN) presented a special preview screening of an original Black Entertainment Television (BET) movie Gun Hill over the weekend at Regal Cinemas at Opry Mills.
The red carpet event delivered appearances from lead actor in the film Larenz Tate, Reggie Rock Bythewood writer/director for the film, BET Original Programming Executive Tamara Gregory and Music Supervisor Jabari Ali.
Tate is memorable for his roles in films such as: Menace to Society, Love Jones, Dead Presidents, Ray and many more. Reggie Rock Bythewood was a writer/supervising producer for New York Undercover. He also penned the screenplay for Get on the Bus and worked on Biker Boyz, Dancing in September and Notorious to name a few.
Jabari delivers powerful original tracks that help build upon the action packed drama film. The music features Antonique Smith best recognized for playing Faith Evans in Notorius. Other artists featured are: Maino, Shire, Gene Noble, and Yummy Bingham.
The two-hour action packed cop drama will have you glued to your seat when the television debut airs July 2, 2014 8 p.m. on BET. The film brilliantly reveals a tragic life-changing story for two identical twins Trane and Bird who seem to fall on separate sides of the tracks in the streets of New York.
As the plot thickens the movie keeps you guessing and thinking until the end as you see an ensemble cast work on all sides of the law and learn that nobody is quite what they seem to be.
After watching the movie, the special guests had a panel Q and A session . They answered questions from the audience, talked about the film and message, the music, revealed some secrets to come and Larenz Tate was presented with a special IBFF Nashville award.
“I thought the movie was fantastic and I can’t wait to watch it at home again. It definitely kept me guessing and Larenz Tate was wonderful,” said movie guest Tanya Nunally.
Overall, it was a great event for the city and turnout with IBBFN and BET joining forces . It was definitely a must-see film so mark your calendar, set up your DVR or TIVO for July 2nd.
For more information on Gun Hill, go to bet.com/gunhill. Viewers can also find show updates on Facebook here .