Why Do Fools Fall In Love to Make World Premiere at Urbanworld International Film Festival

July 28, 1998

Drama Stars Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Larenz Tate & Little Richard

Warner Bros. "Why Do Fools Fall In Love," directed by Gregory Nava and starring Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Larenz Tate and Little Richard, will make its world premiere as the closing event of the Urbanworld International Film Festival in New York City on August 8, 1998.

In its second year, the Urbanworld International Film Festival will showcase more than 70 films representing the contributions of African-Americans to the motion picture industry. The Festival runs from August 5 through 9, with screenings at the Cineplex Odeon Worldwide Plaza Cinemas. Awards will be presented on August 9.

"Why Do Fools Fall in Love" tells the story of three women (Berry, Fox and Rochon), each of whom claims to be the legitimate widow and legal heir of pop singer Frankie Lymon (Tate). As the women contest each othersĂ­ claims to LymonĂ­s financial legacy, their own stories unfold and the lives they shared with the charismatic singer are illuminated. Gregory Nava ("Selena") directs the film, which is written by Tina Andrews ("Good Hair") and produced by Paul Hall ("Higher Learning") and Stephen Nemeth ("Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas").

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PREMIERE DATE FOR "WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE" IS AUGUST 8TH, NOT AUGUST 9TH.

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