Here's Why You Need To Go See "Block Party" In Theaters

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Listen up, party people! Block Party is out now in select theaters across the US all the way through to Juneteenth. Check out the trailer for this BuzzFeed Studios release and then get your tickets here!

Did you watch the trailer? Okay, now that we are all caught up, let's get into why you should check out Block Party on a big screen near you.

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First, there's this:

Block Party is billed as the first Juneteenth family comedy, and it's bringing "good ole-fashioned family barbecue" vibes just in time for the holiday!

People playing spades and woman from fire department standing over them
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Not enough people know about Juneteenth, and that's where Block Party comes into play. The movie is about a family's annual Juneteenth block party in Grand Rapids, Michigan (where it was filmed).

Gign that reads: '40th annual summer sizzle this juneteenth!', woman in hospital gown and bonnet, and people in a barbershop

The big question is, will the summer sizzle go ahead before the fire marshall shuts it down?

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It stars Antoinette Robertson from Dear White People, and I'll say it again: I was elated to see her step out of a supporting role and into the main-character role she deserves!

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Not to mention a whole reunion with all of these familiar faces and Hollywood legends popping up on the screen! Let me just name a few: Margaret Avery, Golden Brooks, John Amos, Gary Anthony Williams, comedian Luenell, and Bill Cobbs.

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Hometown romantic storyline? Tick, we've got that that too.

couple waking in the the street talking
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Have I convinced you yet? Just in case I haven't, just know that Block Party was written, produced, and directed by two Black women. I think that right there takes the cake.

three friends dancing at a block party
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So are we coming together and watching Block Party as a family? Check this link to find it at a theater near you. Happy Juneteenth!

People dancing onstage at a block party
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