The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) today announced that “Two Turntables and a Microphone,” a music documentary about the life and untimely death of Jam Master Jay with guest appearances by Russell Simmons, Reverend Run, Jay-Z, LL Cool J and 50 Cent, will have its world premiere as the opening night film of the 2008 Hollywood Black Film Festival. One Village Entertainment, the film’s distributor, will sponsor the opening night gala which includes the world premiere screening and old school hip hop after-party.
“I am particularly excited about showcasing this film. Not only am I a native New Yorker, but I’m a true fan who grew up listening to Jam Master Jay spin with Run DMC. This movie highlights the life of an extraordinarily talented artist who will always be remembered as one of hip hop’s true legendary innovators. I can’t think of a better way to commemorate Jam Master Jay then at the opening night of the Hollywood Black Film Festival,” says Tanya Kersey, founder and director of The Hollywood Black Film Festival.% | % | %