Sometimes, cultural zeitgeists turn out to be embarrassing. Movies that encompass pop culture at a certain time – Oscar nods, an Oprah success story, Mariah Carey without makeup on, Mo’Nique and her unshaven legs – are frequently too ridiculous to actually drop dollars to see. But you must! No one can hold you back!
Well, culture warriors, this one’s for you – they’re showing “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” for FREE tonight in Bed-Stuy and Gabourey Sidibe, the actress who plays the lead in the film, will be on-hand for questions. I met her once at the afterparty for the episode of Saturday Night Live she hosted and she was very sweet and had a laugh that rang for rooms and rooms. I guess they’re doing a panel discussion with Gabby after the screening, which could be interesting to stick around for.
“Precious” Screening & Panel Discussion
Tuesday, August 17th
Von King Park Cultural Center
670 Lafayette Avenue (between Marcy and Tompkins)
[Bed Stuy, Brooklyn]