Paula Patton, Jill Scott, Derek Luke, Rickey Smiley & More Open Urbanworld Film Festival Day & A Dream Team September 20, 2013 Artwork, Events, Fashion, Features, Top Posts The 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival presented by BET Networks opened last night with a lively screening of the romantic comedy Baggage Claim at the SVA Theater in Manhattan. Director David E. Talbert was on hand to present the film along with his wife and executive producer Lyn Talbert. Cast members Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Jill Scott, Jenifer Lewis and Rickey Smiley were also in the building and participated in a post-screening Q&A moderator by TheGrio entertainment editor Chris Witherspoon. Urbanworld founder Stacy Spikes welcomed the packed audience followed by remarks by executive director Gabrielle Glore. After the screening, the crowd headed over to The Out for the after-party which featured performances by Luke James, Yummy Bingham and more. Urbanworld continues today with spotlight screenings of VH1’s Finding the Funk, They Die by Dawnand BET’s Gun Hill, starring festival ambassador Larenz Tate. For tickets, visit www.urbanworld.org. Photos: Terrence Jennings, Stephen Knight Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.