Focus Features just released the first image from their new film "The American Society of Magical Negroes". Kobi Libii’s feature directorial debut, The American Society of Magical Negroes is a fresh, satirical comedy about a young man, Aren, who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people’s lives easier.
Libii is an alumnus of both the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and Directors Lab, where he first developed the project.
The film stars Justice Smith, David Alan Grier, An-Li Bogan, Drew Tarver, Michaela Watkins, Rupert Friend, and Nicole Byer.
Justice Smith as "Aren", David Alan Grier as "Roger" and Aisha Hinds as "Gabbard" in writer/director Kobi Libii’s THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES, a Focus Features release.
The upcoming Sundance Film Festival will run from January 18 to 28. For info on how to attend in-person and online screenings and learn more about the screening schedule, visit here: https://festival.sundance.org/