Written by | Ray Cornelius

ATL stars Cynthia Bailey, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Angie Stone and more attended the recent Atlanta premiere of Steve McQueen’s new epic film 12 Years a Slave. The story is based on the memoirs of Solomon Northup, a once freed slave who was kidnapped and placed back into harsh southern slavery for 12 years. Opening in select theaters this weekend, the film features an all-star cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Michael Kenneth Williams, Quvenzhané Wallis and Lupita Nyong’o.

Bailey was on hand to give introductions before the film and later moderated a powerful post discussion with Spelman College President Dr. Beverly Tatum and Clark Atlanta University’s Mass Media Arts Department Chair Dr. Candice Harris.

Also spotted at the screening were R&B singer RL, actress/singer Demetria McKinney, R&B singer Jacob Latimore with label mate Alix LaPri, reality personality Dice Dixson, socialite Sheneka Adams, Bravo TV’s New Atlanta cast mates Africa Miranda and Alexandra Dilworth, For Better or Worse star Brad James, Shaquille O’neal music artist Josh McNeil, actor Blue Kimble, and Head Crack from the Rickey Smiley Show.

Check out the red carpet photos below:

Angie StoneRL and Guest

R&B Diva  Angie Stone + Next’s RL with guest

Africa BarakaAlex

 Bravo’s New Atlanta  stars Africa Miranda and Alex Dilworth

Demetria McKinneyBrad James

 The Rickey Smiley Show’s  Demetria McKinney and For Better or Worse  star Brad James

Cynthia BaileyHeadCrack

RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey and Head Crack from The Rickey Smiley Show

Blue KimbleSheneka Adams

 Actor Blue Kimble and model and former video vixen Sheneka Adams

Josh McNeilQuad

 Shaquille O’Neal artist Josh McNeil and Married to Medicine  star Quad Webb-Lunceford

Jacob Latimore and Alix LapriDice

 Black Nativity  star Jacob Latimore with Alix Lapri and LaLa’s Full Court  star Dice

Photo Credit: Megan Alodie for RayCornelius.com