Movie Poster: They Die By Dawn

As threatened, Okayplayer had the opportunity this weekend to attend the SXSW screening of Jeymes Samuel’s star-studded new short film They Die By Dawn. A true premiere, the impressive cast–comprising Erykah Badu, Isaiah Washington, Nate Parker, Jessie Williams and The Wire alumni Idris Elba, Michael K. Willams andFelicia Pearson (AKA Snoop)–arrived together at Viceland where they gathered with a small group of some 200 fans and press to watch the edited movie for the very first time, many bugging to see the film’s beautiful poster art by Jules Arthur (see above, A Pass The Popcorn exclusive! ) for the first time as well. Spirits were high. Isaiah Washington seems to not have ever stopped smoking a cigar, just as he does in the movie. Always animated, Jeymes Samuel–wearing a Louis Vuitton shawl and noting that his hair was braided that day, preventing him from sporting his trademark wildman blow-out–was beyond amped to introduce the film and cast.


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