March 8, 2017

Shots Fired

Last night I had an opportunity to see a special screening of Shots Fired. #ShotsFired is a 10-part event mystery that examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings by law enforcement in a small southern town. With amazing music, and an all-star cast led by Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds and Helen Hunt, "Shots Fired" will entertain and challenge perspectives. 

The people behind the scenes of this screening laid it out for us. There were hors d'oeuvres and wine were served, as well as two open bars. I’d never been to the Newseum but they did an awesome job accommodating everyone and having the #ShotsFired picture plastered all over.
Right from the beginning to the end of the show there was an emotional connection. A connection to the characters as well as the story line. Everything was so relateable. And at the end we were left in the dark and wanted more.

Gave up alcohol for Lent

These were amazing

Afterwards, we were treated to Q&A session hosted by April Ryan shes fab who brought out the actual cast in the series; Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds, and Richard Dreyfuss as well as one of the directors, Reggie Rock Bythewood (who also did New York Undercover that was my show in high-school).   

via Mike James

This is definitely a series that you won’t want to miss.The series premieres March 22 at 8/7c on FOX, prior to the spring return of "Empire" at 9/8c.