HBO’s “Bessie” New York Sreening

Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Tika Sumpter and Khandi Alexander attend the 'Bessie' New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Mo’Nique, Queen Latifah, Tika Sumpter and Khandi Alexander attend the ‘Bessie’ New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

 

Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this HBO Films presentation, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. With a story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote, the film focuses on Smith’s transformation from a struggling young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today. Bessie will air on HBO on May 16th, 2015.

 

 

 

Queen Latifah attends the 'Bessie' New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Queen Latifah attends the ‘Bessie’ New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Queen Latifah attends the 'Bessie' New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Queen Latifah attends the ‘Bessie’ New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Mary J. Blige attends the 'Bessie' New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Mary J. Blige attends the ‘Bessie’ New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Tory Kittles attends the 'Bessie' New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Tory Kittles attends the ‘Bessie’ New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Mo'Nique and guest attend the 'Bessie' New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Mo’Nique and guest attend the ‘Bessie’ New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

 Bryan Greenberg attends the 'Bessie' New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Bryan Greenberg attends the ‘Bessie’ New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Bryan Greenberg and Jamie Chung attend the 'Bessie' New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Bryan Greenberg and Jamie Chung attend the ‘Bessie’ New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

 Jamie Chung attends the 'Bessie' New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Jamie Chung attends the ‘Bessie’ New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

 Jamie Chung attends the 'Bessie' New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Jamie Chung attends the ‘Bessie’ New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

 Estelle attends the 'Bessie' New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Estelle attends the ‘Bessie’ New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

 Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah and Tika Sumpter attend the 'Bessie' New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Mo’Nique, Queen Latifah and Tika Sumpter attend the ‘Bessie’ New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Queen Latifah (R) and Khandi Alexander attend the 'Bessie' New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Queen Latifah (R) and Khandi Alexander attend the ‘Bessie’ New York screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Actress Tika Sumpter attends the 'Bessie' New York Screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Actress Tika Sumpter attends the ‘Bessie’ New York Screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Actress Amanda Warren attends the 'Bessie' New York Screening at The Museum of Modern Ar

Actress Amanda Warren attends the ‘Bessie’ New York Screening at The Museum of Modern Ar

HBO's 'Bessie' Cast at the New York Screening at The Museum of Modern Ar

HBO’s ‘Bessie’ Cast at the New York Screening at The Museum of Modern Ar

Director Dee Rees attends the 'Bessie' New York Screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Director Dee Rees attends the ‘Bessie’ New York Screening at The Museum of Modern Art

 

Director Dee Rees attends the 'Bessie' New York Screening at The Museum of Modern Art

Director Dee Rees attends the ‘Bessie’ New York Screening at The Museum of Modern Art

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