MTV2 to Present Urbanworld Film Festival


MTV Networks’ MTV2 will present the “Eighth Annual Urbanworld Film Festival” in New York Aug. 4-8.

A total of 103 films will be screened at the four-day event, the network said.

Among the festival’s highlights: the closing-night U.S. premiere of The Seat Filler, starring Kelly Rowland and Duane Martin; the world premiere of Beauty Shop, produced by Magic Johnson and Jeff Clanagan and starring Mo'Nique; a 20th-anniversary retrospective screening of Purple Rain; a special screening of Stander, directed by Bronwen Hughes; and a special screening of The Woodsman, starring Kevin Bacon, Mos Def and Eve.