Tag: The Pan African 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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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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Trafficked Film Review
13 Feb 2016

Trafficked Film Review

          Trafficked (2015) Teaser Trailer from Sean Hodgkinson on Vimeo. Trinidad and Tobago has hit the big screen in the United States with intensity and zest! The film Trafficked made it U.S. debut at the 2016 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, California. After debuting to sold out audiences in the Caribbean, the film’s director, Sean Hodgkinson, along with the...

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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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