(New York City) – May 21, 2015 – The private advance screening of ‘Chocolate City,’ written and directed by Jean-Claude LaMarre featuring ensemble cast: Robert Ri’chard (as “Michael”), Tyson Beckford (as “Adrian”), DeRay Davis (as “Chris McCoy”), Michael Jai White (as “Princeton”) and Vivica A. Fox (as “Katherine McCoy”) was in full motion Tuesday in NYC! Celebrity guest, members of the press and special invited fans filled the theater at the Empire 25 Time Square Theater to preview the anticipated film. Power105.1 radio personality, Angela Yee was there to introduce Vivica A. Fox along with cast members during the pre and post screening Q&A.

Cast and special guest that walked the Red Carpet included: Angela Yee, (radio personality at Power 105.1), Yvette Slater (Emmy award hairstylist), Geneva Thomas (“Blood, Sweat & Heels”), Robert Ri’chards (“Meet the Browns,” and “Veronica Mars”), Vivica A. Fox (‘Independence Day’, ‘Set it Off’), Darrin Dewitt  Henson (“Soul Food” and ‘Stomp The Yard’) and Michael Bolwaire (‘Chocolate City’). Michael Jai White (‘Why Did I Get Married’ 1& 2 and ‘Kill Bill’) and Tyson Beckford (‘Into the Blue’and ‘Zoolander’) were not in attendance.

‘Chocolate City’ opens in theaters and on itunes tomorrow, May 22nd. Visit http://www.chocolatecitymovie.tumblr.com for additional theater locations.

Share your thoughts about the film @ChocolateCityMovie using hashtag #chocolatecitymovie. See trailer below.

Photos: @Angelb_eyes

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Welcome to “Chocolate City”, where the music is hot, the mood is magical, and the dancers are simply delicious. Women go wild when the arrival of a young, new dancer (Robert Ri’chard) has the spot sizzling like never before.  Michael, a college student, is struggling to help his mother (Vivica A. Fox) make ends meet. When his part time job doesn’t pay the bills, he begins to find success at the nightclub dancing as “Sexy Chocolate.” As the money starts rolling in, Michael must deal with the unexpected pressure of being the new favorite flavor while hiding his “job” from his mother and girlfriend.


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