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Joyful Noise screening a success
Tuesday night, 10 April 2012, YEAHBO.NET finally hosted their first screening in over a year. The film that started the revered, exclusive and advanced screenings of some of the hottest movies to hit our local screens was Joyful Noise, starring Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer, Dolly Parton and Jeremy Jordan.
Even though the screening took place after the long Easter weekend, YEAHBO readers and supporters turned up in numbers. It may not have been a full house, but those that attended had a blast. This was evident from the screams, the clapping of hands, and the laughter that filled the almost three quarter full theatre.
Joyful Noise is an entertaining, funny, uplifting, heartwarming film. It follows a choir from a small town of Georgia who, against all odds, give their all to participate in a national choir competition in New York. The individual parrallel stories provide a catalyst for drama and action, while the common thread of the characters, which is music, brings them together into a close-knit community they aspire to be.
As far as the performances go, Queen Latifah was exceptional as choir master Vi Rose. So were Keke Palmer, whom this film was exploited to show the young woman the former child star has become; Courtney B. Vance, who is more popular for his role on Law & Order: Criminal Intent; as well as Jesse L. Martin, also a long running actor on the original Law & Order. What made this film more auntentic, was the fact that all the singers were singing in their own voices. The songs were heartfelt, even though some of them, or maybe one in particular, sounded a bit cheesy.
Joyful Noise opens at Nu Metro cinemas nationwide tomorrow, Friday the 13th of April 2012. One of our guests actually pointed out after the screening that she felt it would have worked perfectly if the film was released just before Easter because there is that religious theme to it. But, you can still go and be uplifted when it releases tomorrow.