Race Red Carpet, Screening with Actor Stephan James

Hey Cuties,

Did you watch the dry Superbowl 50? Were you mad that Cam didn’t win? Did you think it was rigged for Petyon? Are you like I don’t even know who those people are because Beyonce showed up and showed out? I loved the Bruno & Beyonce battle dance. Beyonce broke the internet this Saturday when she released her new song/video of Formation. If that wasn’t enough she performed during the Half Time show and announced her Formation tour at the same dam time. Her marketing skills are on 1,000.

I am happy to report your girl has added another gig to her resume. I am an official lifestyle correspondent for KMW Exclusive; they are an entertainment blog. My first assignment was a really dope one. I had the honor and pleasure of covering the D.C. red carpet and move screening last week as media. Talk about geeked! The event took place at the Newseum down town and it was the bomb back drop to such a dope event. This was my first time at the Newseum so I was really looking forward to it. It is one of the rather new ish museums in DC and it cost a bit more than the usual Smithsonian museums that most tourist frequent. Ticket Prices: Adult $22.95 – Kids age 7-18 $13.95 – Under 6 FREE

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Race bar

I love good attention to detail; from the race positions on the bar to the “red carpet” grass and track lanes.

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Red Carpet Media

This is the media area, news outlets such as CBS, to the most popular radio stations, to bloggers and writers/reporters were in attendance.

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Actor Stephan James & Jesse Owners oldest daughter Gloria

Stephan James spent a lot of time with the daughters of Jesse Owens. Gloria {pictured above} is depicted in the movie. Who is this Stephan {Steph-Fan} James?  He is 22 year old Canadian actor.  You may recognize him from Ava DuVernay’s Selma, he was cast as U.S. Congressman John Lewis.

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Stephan James doing the RACE stance

I had a chance to chat with this young man and he is going to set Hollywood on fire. He was the perfect gentlemen, he was confident in his talents, he was honored to portray such iconic men period but especially in the black community. This young man has his head on straight and I can’t wait to see more from him. Fun Fact: Stephan trained the same way they did back in 1936. He did all the athletics in the movie, no stunt doubles.

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Mi & Stephan James

After the interview I did with him for KMW Exclusive I had to snap a picture. Because selfie. Fun Fact: Stephan got his name from the classic show Family Matters. In the show Steve Urkel created a machine that made him a “cooler” version of himself. That cooler version was named {Step-fahn Ur-kel}.

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Actor Stephan James & John Robert Lewis {politician and civil rights leader}

Stephan went from portraying U.S. Congressmen John Lewis to having him come to support and see him in another film.  Show up and show out black men.

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MimiCuteLips on the carpet – See my legit press badge

I mean if I do all this good work, then I need pictures to show for it. After the red carpet we headed into the theater to listen to a panel discussion and then watch the movie.

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Best movie snacks EVER!

LISTEN!!!! I love when folks speak the same #fatsnacks language. They had popcorn, a candy bar and personal size bottles of red and white wine. Yasssss!

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Daughter & Granddaughter of Jesse Owens

During the panel discussion Gloria said the family loved the movie. The movie was the true essence of her father. That is the ultimate compliment to a director and actor.

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Director, Stephen Hopkins & Actor, Stephan James

He has such a great attitude about this movie and I loved it. His passion showed in this discussion.  This is a MUST SEE MOVIE! This isn’t just for blacks; it is for ALL people. If you don’t know who Jesse Owens is this is still a great movie to see.

Jesse Owens is a legendary athletic superstar from the 1930’s. He became the greatest track and field athlete in history. He would do just that winning four Olympic gold medals; in Berlin during Adlof Hitler’s version of Aryan supremacy.  Fun Fact: The White House didn’t acknowledge Jesse Owens Olympic win in 1936. It would take 25 years for someone to beat his record.



THE WASHINGTON, DC PREMIERE OF RACE. The movie about Olympic track star Jesse Owens starring Stephan James.. 

Do you plan to see Race? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.




Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Kemkem

    Congratulations on the new gig! It looks very fun! That guy is a hottie as well, l’d interview him :-). I will definitely look for the movie, it sounds awesome. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Kara

    So cool, congrats on the new gig! Love your blazer, you’re always cute & comfy! That trailer got me all the way ready for the movie, I hadn’t heard of it before but it looks so good!

  3. Jamila

    Looking at this, I remember seeing the previews on tv. Looks like a good movie.

  4. Allison Jones

    What a fun event! This definitely looks like a movie I want to see.


  5. Siobhan (BeFree Project)

    Congrats on your new gig!!!! How cool! You’re on your way. Thanks for sharing the fun fact, I remember those episodes of Family Matters when Urkel would switch to Stephan.


  6. Kerissa

    Skipped the halftime showith because I’m not a Bey fan. Truly wanted Cam to win but hey my team was home on the couch watching like me, lol! I can’t wait to see Race with my son. I love movies that inspire us with stories of us overcoming and winning. Being black is truly beautiful.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Kerissa, I feel you. My team was at home on the sofa watching too. Race is the perfect story of inspiration even for those of us that aren’t athletes.

  7. Joanna

    Named after the family matters character? OMG I didn’t know he was so young. lol I loved his acting in Selma and can’t wait to see this movie.

  8. Anosa

    Big congrats on the new gig mimi well done you and what a lovely first assigment. I definitely plan on seeing Race sometime this year. Lovely post and that brother is fine.

  9. BernettaStyle

    Congratulations on the new gig!! And I can’t wait to see this movie with my children. I saw the preview on youtube! My children are excited because they run track too!

  10. Vicki

    OMGosh, how much fun was that? I cannot wait for this movie to come out so I can see it with the hubby!

  11. Liz Mays

    How cool is this? Race sounds like a great movie and it sounds like they really went for authenticity. I can’t believe he did his own athletics.

  12. Carmen Perez (listen2mama)

    I had not heard about it yet. The movie sounds terrific though, I will definitely keep an eye out for it.

  13. kayla

    Congrats on the new role! Sounds super fun! The premier looked pretty amazing as well!

  14. Cat Davis | Mom by the Beach Blog

    After watching that trailer, I cannot WAIT to see this movie! I ran track in high school and it was the best time of my life. I love watching movies that feature strong people and strong athletes.

  15. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    I didn’t watch the super Bowl but sure have seen a lot of news coverage calling Beyonce’s routine inappropriate. I always like to see actors doing their own stunt work.

  16. Wendy

    Just saw the trailer for this movie. Can’t wait to see it! You lucky girl on the new gig and this cool assignment!

  17. Katherine G

    I so want to go see this movie. It looks like it is going to be really good.

  18. Carin Kilby Clark

    Congrats on becoming a lifestyle correspondent! That’s right up your alley so I know you’ll be having plenty of fun. This movie looks good, I’ll definitely be going to see it.

  19. Franc Ramon

    I would love to see this being a passionate runner myself. This would sure be inspirational.

  20. Maureen

    This looks like a really fun event! I will have to keep an eye out for this movie. It sounds good.

  21. Valerie robinson

    Very cool! Congrats to you! Show out in 2016!

  22. Up Run for Life

    This is super exciting. It sounds like you landed a superb opportunity. Congratulations.

  23. Shana

    I can’t wait to see it! It looks like it’s going to be really good.

  24. Chantal

    This looks like such an inspiring film. I have been wanting to see it for a while now – can’t wait.

  25. Martine - MeUnfinished

    Great gig, Mimi! This movie promises to be a good one and I cannot wait to hear the ratings for it. It is a special story and the inspiration is immense! Thanks for sharing the fun facts from Stephan’s life too 🙂

  26. Hannah

    Looks like a wonderful event to be a part of! Im so jealous!

  27. Peachy A.

    Most definitely a must see movie. We will wait for this movie to be shown in our favorite movie house. Thanks for sharing.

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