Tag: Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles


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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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            


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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And The Winners Are…
21 Apr 2016

And The Winners Are…

The Pan African Film Festival Awards Brunch took place in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, February 16th. Filmmakers, cast and crew members and film lovers attended this marvelous event to pay tribute to the award winners that made the 2016 Pan African Film Festival unforgettable.   Best Narrative Short Born With It   Programmers Award: Short Narrative Reset   Programmers Award: Documentary BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez...

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Chapter And Verse Review
17 Feb 2016

Chapter And Verse Review

You ever go the movies, see a film and then take it home with you? Have it take up residence in your heart? Simmer in your mind? Trouble yet enliven sentiments you haven’t been in touch with for quite some time? I saw Chapter and Verse at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles a few days ago and I haven’t been able to...

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Miles Ahead Red Carpet At the Pan African Film Festival
15 Feb 2016

Miles Ahead Red Carpet At the Pan African Film Festival

    The stars blazed at the screening of Miles Ahead at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, California! Miles Ahead is the biopic about the legendary Miles Davis.     Don Cheadle wrote and directed this epic film and resurrects the spirit of Davis frame by frame. Mind blowing music, vibrant artwork, amazing lead actress, violence, love, retribution and a conundrum of...

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PAFF ArtFEST
08 Feb 2016

PAFF ArtFEST

Over 100 artists and craftspeople adorned the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall with African art and fashion during the Pan African Film and Arts Festival. I was thrilled about the wide variety of clothing created from beautiful African fabrics, artistic flair in the jewelry selections, unique talent of the visual artists and the feeling of being in an actual African market place. Tens of thousands of...

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