Urbanworld 2011 Opens This Week, 50 Cent’s All Things Fall Apart Will Screen

The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival will take place September 14 - 18 at AMC Theater on 34th Street in midtown Manhattan. Presented by BET Networks, the opening night selection will be the world premiere of Diane Paragas’ and Nelson George’s Brooklyn Boheme, a historical documentary about a Brooklyn neighborhood that was home to a plethora of black and Hispanic talent in the 80s and 90s. The film features Spike Lee, Rosie Perez, Bradford Marsalis, Chris Rock and more.

The festival will also feature a screening of director Mario Van Peebles’ film, All Things Fall Apart, starring 50 Cent. The hip-hop star lost 54 pounds in preparation for his role in the film. The screening takes place on Friday, September 16 at 7:30 pm and will be followed by a Q&A with Peebles and actress Lynn Whitfield.

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