Famed film producer Will Packer, and his wife, Heather Packer, hosted a private A-list screening of the upcoming Nate Parker film, The Birth of a Nation, at their Atlanta home Sunday night (June 12, 2016).
Attendees included: Civil Rights and Political Icon Ambassador Andrew Young; Rapper/Actor Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and his wife Eudoxie Bridges; Antwan ‘Big Boi’ Patton (OutKast); Kandi Burruss & Todd Tucker (Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta); Michael Ealy (Actor, The Perfect Guy); Naturi Naughton (Actress, Starz’ Power); LeToya Luckett (Singer/Actress); Chaka Zulu (DTP CEO); Rob Hardy (Film/TV Director/Producer); Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell; Ebony Barley (Director of Special Events, City of Atlanta); and many more!
Photos + video from the special screening below…
VIDEO: The Birth of Nation – Will Packer Private Screening
Big Boi poses with Will and Heather Packer
The evening kicked off with a light reception, complete with full bar and passed hors d’oeuvres, and transitioned into the Packer House theater where Will and Heather welcomed guests into their home and shared why they felt it necessary to host this film.
Ambassador Andrew Young arrives
Packer also spoke about the importance of historical presentations like his mini-series reboot of Roots and The Birth of a Nation. Liquid Soul CEO, Tirrell Whittley, then took the stage and thanked everyone for being at the forefront of support for this amazing film.
Todd & Kandi pose with Ludacris
LeToya Luckett, Heather Packer, Eudoxee Bridges
Michael Ealy and Chaka Zulu
The Birth of a Nation opens nationwide on October 7.