On November 1st, the film’s stars celebrated at the Drive-In Movie Premiere of “Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story” directed by Danny A. Abeckaser at The Sunset Strip Presents: Late Night Drive-In Theatre at The Andaz West Hollywood. The film is based on the real-life story of New York street basketball legend Jackie Ryan.
When we arrived at the Andaz West Hollywood Hotel, there were tons of cars lined up 6 feet apart ready to watch the film. We were greeted with bags of M&M Candy Pop popcorn provided by Snack Pop and a menu to order food from the hotel kitchen.
The film’s talent in attendance included the film’s stars Greg Finley, Ashley Greene, David Arquette, Brandon Thomas Lee, Robert Davi, supporting stars Kyle Stefanski, Jon Carlo, George V. Andreakos, Scarlett Schoeffling, plus the film’s Director Danny A. Abeckaser, Writer Antonio Macia, Composer Lionel Cohen, plus Blackjack himself, Jackie Ryan (The original streetball legend). To support in attendance was Lukas Haas, Peter Facinelli, Lily Ann Harrison, Frankie Delgado, and Jennifer Delgado, Marta Pozzan, director Corey Asraf, and Diana Madison.
Also on hand was Robert Davi’s son, daughter, and wife Diana Davi, Ashley’s husband Paul Khoury, and Brandon’s brother Dylan Jagger Lee and girlfriend Daniella Beckerman.
The film also stars Michael Rapaport, Tara Westwood, Geoffrey Cantor, Moise Morancy, and James Madio, with cameos by Ben Lyons, Sean Avery, Bella Banos, and many more.
When the movie was over, all the cars honked their horns in applause. One of the many things that I am getting used to during this pandemic.
The film debuted on Amazon Prime Video, Itunes, Vudu, Google Play, Fandango, Vimeo, VOD, and select theatres on October 30th. The film is distributed by Gravitas Ventures. #Blackjackmovie