Lavish Life Magazine had the pleasure of attending the private media/press event to kick off the 2nd Annual Hip Hop Film Festival (August 3-6) with a night called, “Hip Hop and Chill”. This special event held at the CBS Radio Station, powered by 1010 Wins and beverage sponsor Harlem Brewing Company allowed for media and press to meet and greet. Esteemed media mix and mingled for network hour, while snacking on fresh popcorn and hard apple ciders. This event was highlighted by the private screening of Emmy Award Nominated Web Series, “Tough Love”. A New York based web series surrounding six black millennials searching for love, self-identity and all the struggles of juggling careers and relationships. From the creative minds of (married) duo Caleb Davis (Director and Executive Producer) and Roni Simpson (Writer and Producer). Tough Love showcases black love in a real way creating dialogue about the way in which it’s given and received. Here’s an interesting fact, all main character names are based off of black film cult classics like Love Jones, The Best Man, and Love & Basketball. The screening concluded with a live stream Q & A via Facebook curated by Sharon Barnes-Waters host of City Views. It’s plain as day that “Tough Love” Web Series is destined for greatness and not tough at all to love!

For information and to tune into “Tough Love”, please visit: http://www.toughloveseries.com

About Hip Hop Film Festival

The Hip Hop Film Festival starts August 3-6th at The National Black Theater of Harlem (2031-33 Fifth Avenue) powered by Revolution Media and media mastermind CR Capers. Sponsored/Partnered by Harlem Brewing Company, EFFEN Vodka, Courvoisier, 1010 Wins, CBS Radio, New York Life, Harlem Week, Verizon, Ink Tip, Headphone Disco, Final Draft, Membit and Drink. Eat. Laugh NYC. This unique “4-days of fresh” festival highlights cinema influenced by the Hip Hop culture and the people who “disrupts space” in the game. HHFF provides a creative platform to control content in the hip hop/black communities; while being the first film festival to give back to the filmmakers who participate through monetary support.


For additional information and ticket sales, please visit: hiphopfilmfestival.org


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