Back in February I hung out with the folks at Comcast for a dope Reception and chat with Director, Will Packer, and the icing on the cake was an advance screening of The Photograph which released on Valentine’s Day! I’m a sucker for a good love story, this one gave me all kind of vibes. The soundtrack is so freaking bomb I sang start to finish with a few body rolls tossed into the mix.
The Photograph Movie
On Valentine’s Day, Issa Rae (HBO’s Insecure, Little) and LaKeith Stanfield (FX’s Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You, Get Out) connect in a romance where a woman must learn from the secrets in her mother’s past if she is to move forward and allow herself to love and be loved. When famed photographer Christina Eames unexpectedly dies, she leaves her estranged daughter Mae Morton (Rae) hurt, angry, and full of questions. When a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box is found, Mae finds herself on a journey delving into her mother’s early life and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance with a rising-star journalist, Michael Block (Stanfield). From writer-director, Stella Meghie (The Weekend, Jean of the Joneses) from her original screenplay comes a sweeping love story about forgiveness and finding the courage to seek the truth, no matter where it may lead you.
The Photograph is produced by Will Packer, blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, and ten movies that have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office, including Night School, No Good Deed and Think Like a Man, and by James Lopez, president of Will Packer Productions. The film is executive produced by Meghie, Erika Hampson (co-producer Late Night, Life Itself) and Rae. The film also stars Chanté Adams (Roxanne Roxanne) as Mae’s young mother Christina, Y’lan Noel (HBO’s Insecure) as Christina’s secret love, and Rob Morgan (Mudbound) as Isaac Jefferson, a New Orleans fisherman with a mysterious connection to Mae’s mother. Lil Rel Howery (Good Boys, Rel, Bird Box, Uncle Drew, Get Out, The Carmichael Show) and Courtney B. Vance (Uncorked, American Crime Story, State of Affairs, Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
The event was a full-on vibe. I’m a sucker for the details, and honestly, all of Comcast events have the details.
The lighting was low and the options were plenty.
The food is always bomb, and they certainly had a bit of New Orleans flair that tied into the story of The Photograph.
They had a dope station where you could write a handwritten card to the person of your choice. They had three color options for the envelope, you selected your card, wrote your note, and then a calligraphist addressed your envelope for you. Bonus, they put a stamp on it and mailed it for you. MIND BLOWN! I’m a very old school type of love so this was my sh!t. Above is the lady addressing the envelope to my Husbae. Fun Fact: He keeps the note on his dresser. I think he likes me.
They also had a photographer taking our photograph and they printed them out and gave them to us on the spot.
Director, Will Packer
After all of the above food and fun, we sat down for a chat with The Photograph Director, Will Packer. Here is a clip of some of the things he shared. Sheinelle Jones, Co-Host, The Today Show moderated the conversation. After this, we watched the movie.
The Photograph is out on DVD and Digital Streaming. It is a feel-good story.
If you are interested in my love story see it here, here, and here.
Have you seen The Photograph movie, what did you think? Chat with me in the comments below or FB, IG, and Twitter.
Wow! Amazing that you got to go to an event for this movie. I loved watching it – made me want to dive in with them and experience the city like they did.
Yes, New Orleans and New York are both two of my favorite places. I need to get back to both when the world opens back up.
Joyce Brewer says
My husband and I are LONG overdue for a romantic movie. We’ll have to see where this is streaming.
That event looked amazing. Love all the thought they put into it. I can’t wait until we can gather like this again!
Yes, it is a cute movie for a date night for sure. I’m also a sucker for music and the music is well done.
That had to be some evening. I love and event with a mood. Honestly I felt like the story line of the movie was slow. I often became distracted at certain scenes. IDK, maybe I may need to clear my mind and rewatch it at a later time. I would hate to think I missed out on a good movie for my lack of focus .
Some of the movie is a bit slow, I also wanted more. I had questions at the end. I say watch it again and see if you feel the same.
The food 😩 New Orleans food is so dang good! I haven’t seen this movie yet not sure why because it was on my radar. Good to hear you enjoyed it i gotta watch it soon!
The food in New Orlean is like nothing I’ve ever had before. I’m drooling at the thought of it. You totally need to see it.
They had an event pre-pandemic for The Photograph. IT was fun here in Atlanta they gave us the shirts too and it was my birthday so this was good times before our shutdown!
I freaking love the shirt, I was so excited when they gave us one. hahahaha
The card station is so dope. I love the creativity that goes into pr events and mailings. It’s hard for me to watch movies, but I think I’m gonna add this one to my streaming list. Maybe I’ll tackle folding laundry while it’s on, lol.
As a creative, this event spoke to me on all levels. It is good and the music so bomb. Give it a try and report back.
You get to go to some of the best events sis! This one looks like it was a ton of fun. I really miss things like this. This sounds like a cool love story. Will has made a few movies that I enjoy so I should check this one out. My kind of event too!
TV and movies are such a huge part of my life so I love events like this. I also love a good love story, they get me every time.