Tag: Los Angeles Film Festival


2017 Pan African Film Festival Art Fest.
18 Feb 2017

2017 Pan African Film Festival Art Fest.

  Once again the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall has been transformed into an African Marketplace. Vendors from around the country and around the world have brought their fashion, fabric, jewelry, sculptures, carvings, paintings, drawings and a myriad of craft work to the 2017 Pan African Film Festival’s ArtFest. There is no shortage of eye-candy for the connoisseur of beauty from the African Diaspora.    ...

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A Conversation with Alfre Woodard
17 Feb 2017

A Conversation with Alfre Woodard

  This year, the Pan African Film Festival honored Alfre Woodard with the Lifetime Achievement award. On Sunday, February 12, 2017, Woodard educated and entertained an intimate audience during PAFF’s Conversation with Alfre Woodard. Woodard spoke about her childhood and being raised by a of educators that pushed education. She has made many contributions as part of a national educational task force under President Obama....

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Everything But a Man – A Review
15 Feb 2017

Everything But a Man – A Review

    I was pleasantly surprised at how marvelous this film was. Monica Calhoun fit the role of the successful but single Vanessa perfectly. I loved that this character was in her forties instead of the film being about a clueless twenty-something-year-old desperately looking for love. Great casting decision. Just as suitable for his role was Jimmy Jean-Louis as Max, the mysterious mouthwatering foreign lover....

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90 Days at the 25th Pan African Film Festival
15 Feb 2017

90 Days at the 25th Pan African Film Festival

  A Film Review Along With Q & A Coverage     90 Days, starring Teyonah Parris, Nic Few and Pauletta Washington is a reality check. We are in a days of complacency when it comes to HIV and AIDS and the film 90 Days brings this crucial conversation back to the forefront in the African American community.   A beautiful myriad of blues and...

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Pan African Film Festival 25th Anniversary
14 Feb 2017

Pan African Film Festival 25th Anniversary

  Pan African Film Festival Opening Night film. The stars come out to view Nick Cannon’s new film, King of the Dancehall and celebrate the Pan African Film Festival‘s 25th Anniversary.     West African Statues Showcased At WDGA Theater Entrance for PAFF Opening Night            


Olympic Pride – American Prejudice  A Review
20 Aug 2016

Olympic Pride – American Prejudice A Review

2016 was an incredible year for athletes of color in the Rio Olympics. From Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, Nicole Manuel, Usain Bolt, Daryl D. Homer, Carmelo Anthony, Rafaela Silva, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Michelle Carter and a slew of other athletes that broke records, 2016 was one hell of an Olympic year!   Olympic Pride –  American Prejudice, directed by Deborah Riley Draper and narrated by Blair...

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Parched: A Review
22 Jun 2016

Parched: A Review

What a film! I am a fan of any film that breaks with traditional portrayals of women and Leena Yadav‘s Parched certainly breaks with convention! The title alone paints an accurate picture. Parched: thirsty, longing for a drink, dry, dehydrated. Set in modern-day India, the film opens up on a desert landscape where the only significant colors available are in the apparel worn by thirty-two-year-old...

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LAFF The Innocents a Review
10 Jun 2016

LAFF The Innocents a Review

Heroes don’t always wear capes, sometimes she wears a military uniform and works for the red cross. The Innocents is a film based on actual events of Polish nuns at a convent in Post WWII and a young French doctor who risks her everything to save them in their time of crisis. The film opens up in Poland, December 1945. Mathilde, brilliantly played by Lou...

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PAFF Can You Dig This Review
09 Feb 2016

PAFF Can You Dig This Review

“I Live in South Central Los Angeles. Home of the drive thru and the drive-by,” says Ron Finley in his Ted Talk.  This statement defines the conditions which propelled Finley, the Guerilla Gardener, and center of the film Can You Dig This, directed by Delilah Vallot and executive produced by John Legend.    Can You Dig This is a solution driven documentary which focuses on...

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