Photos: Prime Video’s MAXINE’S BABY: THE TYLER PERRY STORY World Premiere at AFI Fest

Armani Ortiz, Gelila Bekele, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo pose as Amazon Prime presents the World Premiere of Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story at AFI Fest held at the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, October 27, 2023 (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Directed by | Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz

Produced by | Gelila Bekele, Jasmine K. White, and Asante White

Synopsis | Writer, actor, filmmaker, studio head and media titan, Tyler Perry, is America’s consummate multihyphenate. But underneath this entertainment behemoth is a man working humbly to heal his childhood trauma by transforming his pain into promise. Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story, a nod to his mother’s love, is a tender and intimate portrait of visionary and innovator Tyler Perry and his harrowing but faithful road to the top of an industry that didn’t always include him. Nearly a decade in the making, with unfettered access, directors Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz lead us into the inner-world of a man, whose story has never fully been told, as he becomes a father and a media mogul with a mission to pave his own road to the top. The product is a profound lesson on remembering where you came from to know where you want to go.

Run Time | 1 hour 55 minutes

Rating | PG-13

Social: Prime Video | Amazon Studios | Culture Rated | Primero Latino

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