April 9, 2015

Mo’Nique & ‘BLACKBIRD’ Cast Attend Atlanta Screening

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Mo’Nique & ‘BLACKBIRD’ Cast Attend Atlanta Screening

Monique & Sidney Hicks

Last night in Atlanta, RLJ Entertainment and Urban Movie Channel hosted a private screening of the upcoming film ‘BLACKBIRD,’ directed by Patrik-Ian Polk and starring Academy Award winner Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington and Julian Walker. A mix of VIP’s, press and influencers packed the theater at Midtown Art Cinema to preview the much talked about film and sit in on a Q&A with executive producers Mo’Nique and Sidney Hicks, as well as cast members D. Woods, Torrey Laamar and Nikki Jane. V103 personality Ramona Debreaux moderated the discussion.

Attendees included comedian Rodney Perry (Bounce TV), WNBA Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry, Dr. Heavenly Kimes (Bravo’s “Married to Medicine“), Gary Hayes (DISH Nation/”Rickey Smiley Morning Show”), Meelah Williams (singer, TV One’s “R&B Divas Atlanta”), Bobby Valentino, Melissa Knowles (HLN’s “The Daily Share”), comedian Tone X and more. LGBT influencers included Funky Dineva, Gee and Juan Session-Smalls (Gentleman’s Ball), Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen and Rashad Burgess (The Vision Church), Melissa Scott (TRAXX Girls), Jim Farmer (Out On Film Festival) and Jacob Kohinoor (YouTube).

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Sidney Hicks; Mo’Nique, Torrey Laamar, D.Woods, Nikki Jane (BLACKBIRD Cast)

Special thanks to media partner V103 Atlanta!

BLACKBIRD‘ opens in select theaters on April 24. Visit for theater locations.

Follow the conversation online at @BlkBirdtheFilm using hashtag #WeAreBlackbird. @MoWorldWide, @IWashington, @PatrikIanPolk, @YaGirlDWoods, @TorreyLaamar, @SuperJane814, @ThtGuyJulian

Photos: Chris Mitchell

About the Author

Corey Stanley
Corey Stanley is a senior Mass Communication major at Grambling State University. He is a General Reporter for his school's newspaper " The Gramblinite." Stanley is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and the Future Leader of America, Phi Beta Lambda Fraternity (FBLA-PBL) Alpha Tau Chapter. After graduating Stanley's ultimate goal is to obtain a research and journalism position in which his education and professional experiences that can prepare him to pursue his Masters in Business Administration.