Joyful Noise Movie Premiere
One Gospel invited Lelo to the premiere of the movie Joyful Noise but she couldn’t attend so she asked me to go giving me the ”It’s your kind of movie Kiki, you will enjoy it. It has black people” . Hehheheh
This event took place more than a week ago but I thought I delay a bit with the article so that I don’t spoil it for you. Just to give you time to go watch it.
Written and Directed by Todd Graff the movie stars Queen Latifah as Vi Rose Hill, Dolly Parton as G.G Sparrow, Jeremy Jordan as Randy Garrity and my favourite gal Keke Palmer nailing the character of Olivia Hill (Latifah’s daughter).
What I like about Keke is that, we have watched her grow on our screens from the little ghetto girl to a beautiful smart woman. Remember her on Madea’s Family Reunion? On this one she shows her vocal strengths. I didn’t know she could sing that well. First scene of the movie she leads the choir in singing Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror and trust me with that performance, the King of Pop must be smiling wherever he is.
I’m not sure if Joyful Noise falls under Drama or Comedy but for me there were a lot of comedy moments and I was on the floor most of the time. It’s a movie about a gospel choir that had been entering some music competition but not winning so they then decided to do things differently and go more Hip on their performances and songs but it wasn’t that easy because their choir master still wanted to keep it the old school way. The very same way that had cost them the number one spot in the past.
There are a lot of crazy moments especially the Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah fights. What’s worse is that Dolly’s grandson ended up falling in love with Latifah’s daughter, so you can imagine the verbal balls that were being thrown from one house to the next. There is actually a lot to learn from this movie; Love, Acceptance, Tolerance, Faith, Hope and Respect for the next person but most of all respect for your parents.
There is a part where one of the ladies from church agrees to get involved with an old Chinese/Japanese man and the first night they slept together he woke up dead. We all know ke, the talks and labelling started doing the rounds. It was so funny. The most emotional and touching scene for me was when Queen Latifah’s disabled son questioned her as the woman of God saying ‘You are my mother but you worship the same man that made me this way. I am not normal but you sing God’s praises all the time. How could you? Why didn’t he make me normal like other children? You are supposed to hate him for making me this way’ Eish,I couldn’t hold back my tears during that scene.
Anyway, let me slow down. Go and watch the movie guys. It’s entertaining. Kirk Franklin also makes an appearance. Yhuu, but that man is too short. Lol
I spotted a few celebs at the premiere. Here are the pics.
Jabu Hlongwane. He asked me which publication I was taking the picture for? When I said it’s for Just Curious he was like ‘I am going to Google you guys and I will find you’ Lol
Isidingo’s Tshepo Maseko made fun of my camera the whole time. I asked him to donate.
Hulisani Ravele was there too. CC is another Keke Palmer. Just yesterday she was the Yo TV chick but now she has grown so much.
Still on Yo TV, I spotted another former presenter Akhumzi chatting to Mahalia.
Carly Fields, who is also a former Yo TV presenter showed face. She is one of the One Gospel presenters.
The beautiful Boity posing with a friend.
Proverb was busy at work shooting All Access.
The ever smiling Theo Kgosinkwe.
Thank you so much to the One Gospel family for the hospitality. Pity I didn’t win a Ice Watch or PVR that you guys gave away that evening, but what a Joyful Noise we had. God Bless!!!
Joyful Noise opened in Cinemas on 13 April 2012.
By Kiki Marli