Thursday, October 22, 2009

"The Ministers" World Premiere...

By: Ameena Dove

I was invited by my producer Toni Austin to cover the movie premiere of “The Ministers”. I didn't know what to expect but when I got to the Lincoln Center Theater the place was crawling with celebrities such as John Leguizamo, Franc Reyes, Florencia Lozano, Wanda De Jesus, Manny Perez, Harvey Keitel and many more. It was great to see everyone smiling and so proud of their work. It's rare to see a predominantly Latino movie cast, so you know En La Escena had to capture the moment. They were all so happy to speak to us and gave great feedback on their involvement with the film.

Then came the moment... curtains! We all rushed and were anxious to get seats to watch this movie everyone was so excited to see. Luckily, I ran into a good friend by the name of Edwin Pagan (a Latino horror film maker) and we snagged some seats (2 seats for 3 people and guess who had to sit in the middle... yea, yours truly.) Seats were slim pickins' because this place was packed, so you know my pain (lol).

I support the director's vision and am very proud of his accomplishment. The plot was twisted but wasn't confusing. John Leguizamo, played twin brothers and I thought he did a great job. Captain Diaz (Wanda De Jesus) was one of my favorite characters as well as the gangster Carlos Rojas (Luis Antonio Ramos). There's a little bit of everything in the flick: action, romance, betrayal, scandal, comedy, drama and of course... religion. Definitely check it out, it's worth it and give me your opinions. Until next time mi gente!

See you on the red carpet ;-)

Ameena Dove <3

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