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Urbanworld Film Festival hits New York City this weekend, September 18th-22nd and the lineup is a showcase of black excellence. The annual festival is celebrating its twenty third year with epic debuts. The highly anticipated Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo, true justice story, Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, and cop thriller, Black and Blue are all set to have their premiere this weekend.

New television shows, Mixed-ish, and First Wives Club are also set to premiere, as well as a host of independent films, including Release by Bronx native and Spike Lee mentee, Adel L. Morales.

Harriet trailer

Black and Blue trailer

For the First Wives Club trailer click here.

The weekend is filled with tons of other events, including talks from entertainment experts, live screenplay readings, music showcases, and curated after parties. Stay tuned for our coverage and special sneak peeks into the festival!

If you’re in New York, passes are available here or single film tickets here.

Featured image courtesy of Urbanworld