On Thursday, November 14th, 2019, Princess Nokia, co-star Jimi Stanton, writer/director Peter Lee, and fellow cast and crew members as well as celebrity guests walked the red carpet to celebrate the world premiere of their movie Angelfish at the historic United Palace Theater in Washington Heights.
Angelfish is a Bronx love story that sweeps you off your feet and takes you back to the year 1993. You will meet Brendan (Jimi Stanton), a troubled but hard-working high school drop-out with a manipulative mother and a brother on the verge of self-destruction. And Eva (Princess Nokia) a bright, young woman about to start college in the fall. Sparks fly when the two meet, and their respective worlds collide. As the young couple’s relationship develops, their home lives, and dreams for the future threaten to tear their new and fragile love apart.
Cast members who were also in attendance include Alejandra Ramos Riera, Claire McClanahan, Erin Davie, Kaelyn Ambert-Gonzalez, Kyle Glenn, Lucy Bermudez, Pedro Morillo Jr., Rosie Berrido, Sandy Tejada, Sean Rogers, Stanley Simons and Tommy Playboy, who is also Princess Nokia’s backup dancer. Celebrity guests in attendance include Patrick Byas, Lexi Lawson, Jari Jones and Carol Maraj.
Guests enjoyed the stunning architecture of the United Palace, which was recently renovated in part by Lin Manuel Miranda, located steps away from the Angelfish Bronx settings.
The screening was followed by a Q&A with the stars and a VIP reception at Rincon Mexicano with lively music and delicious eats. Guests then moved on to the official ANGELFISH afterparty hosted by NOW WHAT?? at Lucky Seven.
Angelfish releases on iTunes and on-demand tomorrow, Tuesday November 19th.
Photos via Angelfish