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Baltimore Area Council Screens “Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions”

On December 3, the Baltimore International Black Film Festival (BIBFF) worked with the Baltimore Area Council to screen the film “Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions” in Baltimore, at the Charles Theater.

From left to right: Baltimore Area Council District Executive Joe Spellman, film director Praheme Praphet, actor Kameron J. Brown, Boy Scout and Honor Medal recipient Lucas Hines, Kenneth Moore Jr. from BIBFF, and Boy Scout Douglas Hines, and, front, actor Lewis Johnson Jr.
From left to right: Baltimore Area Council District Executive Joe Spellman, film director Praheme Praphet, actor Kameron J. Brown, Boy Scout and Honor Medal recipient Lucas Hines, Kenneth Moore Jr. from BIBFF, and Boy Scout Douglas Hines, and, front, actor Lewis Johnson Jr.

The evening brought out two of the film’s stars, Kameron J. Brown and Lewis Johnson Jr., as well as the director and writer of the film, Praheme Praphet.

Over 100 people attended the premiere, including 40 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and their families, and were delighted to provide feedback after the showing.

Several Cub Scouts, including a Cub Scout named Andreas, noted that “Troop 491” was his “favorite movie.” Another Cub Scout, 7-year-old Zachariah, gave the film “a rating of 17 stars.”

When asked his favorite part of the movie, Zachariah excitedly noted that the ending of the movie when “everyone surrounded him” (the bad guy) stood out.

Denise Fitzgerald, chairperson of Troop 89, found the film to be “excellent” and “tastefully done.” She especially enjoyed the question and answer session following the movie as many young Scouts thought the film was “true to the boys who live in the community.”

(Submitted by Jessica Fugate, Baltimore Area Council.)

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