Last Tuesday I went to the New York premiere of George Lucas's new film, Red Tails—a story about the first all African-American aerial combat unit, known as the Tuskegee Airmen, during WW II—at the Ziegfeld Theater. The film is directed by Anthony Hemingway and stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Nate Parker, David Oyelowa and Elijah Kelley. The cast also includes recording artist, Ne-Yo, whose music I love.
Following the premiere was the afterparty at Gotham Hall, DJ'd by my personal favorite, Crazy Legs of the Rock Steady Crew.
On the red carpet: Crazy Legs and yours truly.
Inside the Ziegfeld Theater, after the movie, George Lucas, director Anthony Hemingway and the film's cast applauded the original remaining Tuskegee Airmen, who were sitting in the audience. (That's Ne-Yo in the red trench.)
The afterparty at Gotham Hall.
Actor, Terrence Howard. (Yes, he's as handsome in person as he is on screen.)
Crazy Legs doing his thing. They had him DJing on a balcony two stories above the party, which made for a spectacular view.
Another gorgeous view: A guest's spiked Christian Louboutin pumps.
A very special thank you to the lovely Norma Garcia-Muro, director of international marketing for Lucasfilm and hubby, Andrew Muro. For being the backbone of this enormous event, Norma was nothing but calm, cool and collected. God I love that!
The movie is out in theaters on January 20th. Check it out!