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Get Ready for a Double-Shot of Michael Jai White at the Urbanworld Film Festival This Friday…

Get Ready for a Double-Shot of Michael Jai White at the Urbanworld Film Festival This Friday...

Michael Jai White will be present (in person and on screen) at this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival, which kicks off tomorrow, September 17, in New York City, with the New York premiere of Gina Prince-Bythewood’s latest, “Beyond the Light.”

White, Taimak and some surprise guests will feature in the Urban Action Showcase Diversity in Action night at the Urban World Film Festival, which will include a screening of White’s latest actioner, “Falcon Rising,” as well as a provocative conversation about the need for more diversity of representation in on-screen heroic images (especially in action movies) that reflect society at large in the Action genre as well as screen.

The film hails from Moonstone Entertainment, and revolves around a former marine named John “Falcon” Chapman – a dark anti-hero driven by guilt, and useful weapon-of-last-resort for the Foreign Ministry, who travels to Brazil to hunt down his sister’s killers, and, in the process, discovers an underground world of drugs, prostitution, and police corruption ruled by the Japanese mafia.

White himself previously shared that the Falcon movies are the type of projects he’s “waited to do” his “entire career,” adding, “Get ready folks cause this [is the] first of what’s to come.”

Ernie Barbarash (who directed 2 Jean-Claude Van Damme movies) is director of “Falcon Rising.” 
Neal McDonough and Laila Ali are also in the film.

Moonstone’s previously-stated plans are to produce about one Falcon movie a year, following White’s Chapman character as he is sent to exotic locations all over the world, to do the “Foreign Ministry’s” dirty work.

The Urbanworld Film Festival double-shot (screening and conversation) is set to take place this Friday night, September 19th, at 10pm, at AMC Theaters on 34th street and 8th Ave (Manhattan)!

Further details, including how to purchase tickets for the event, can be found here.

Trailer for “Falcon Rising” below:

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