2017 is shaping up to be a great year for black cinema and the D.C. premiere of “Girl’s Trip,” held earlier this week, proved it.
The evening started with a private reception at 701 Restaurant (701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). The audience, which consisted of media professionals and D.C. VIPs, were greeted at the door with signature drinks, a curated menu with New Orleans style cuisine and the sounds of a brass band.
The attendees also got the opportunity to chat and take photos with one of the stars of the film, D.C.’s own Regina Hall.
The screening, hosted by NBC Universal and Comcast, was held at the Burke Theater.
It brought out hundreds of attendees, including D.C. notables such as CNN political commentator Symone Sanders, political activist Janaye Ingram, and former White House executive David Johns.
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The screening kicked-off with a Q&A discussion with Regina, who also engaged the crowd in a game of “Never Have I Ever.” Oh boy!
“Girls Trip” is a hilarious and witty summer comedy, centered on four friends who met in college and reunite after falling out of touch.
Ryan (Regina Hall), a successful writer, was invited to Essence Festival for business and thought it was a great time to get her old crew, Sasha (Queen Latifah), Lisa (Jada Pinkett-Smith) and Dina (Tiffany Haddish) – aka The Flossy Posse – back together again for a girl’s trip.
During the trip, however, the women experience numerous challenges, and are forced to navigate through them while creating memories that will last a lifetime.
It’s a dope film for black women and even men who know what it’s like to wild out.
Go see “Girls Trip” when it comes out on Friday, June 21.