*Ava DuVernay, “Selma” stars and Kevin Hart made their way to Berlin’s Berlinale Festival and Ireland — proving Black films can be successful overseas.
Hollywood has a history of not even giving black films a chance to do well overseas. Also, “12 Years a Slave” changed its promotion to feature the supporting White actors as leads instead of its actual lead Black actors.
“‘Black films can’t travel overseas.’ That same old tired lie was proven wrong yet again tonight. We enjoyed a gorgeous gala premiere of ‘Selma’ at the Berlin Film Festival, complete with sold-out crowd and standing ovations. Over a thousand moviegoers gathered in that German venue, all focused on the work of unapologetic black artists. I’m jus’ sayin’. Onward! #berlinale15″
Also, Kevin Hart garnered success while promoting “The Wedding Ringer” overseas. He posted a few pics of himself in Dublin, Ireland and Berlin. Also, he shared a Instavideo of the film’s premiere and success.
Watch it below: