Saturday, February 16, 2013
Pan African Film and Arts Festival - www.paff.org - now through - Feb 18th 2013
It's a lovely Saturday morning in Los Angeles, and Louise Richardson., and I are heading for the Pan African Film and Arts Festival for another fantastic, energetic, day of film and arts.
The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is celebrating its 21st anniversary in grand style, with a string of highly - anticipated films - oh yes!
There are a total of 154 films, representing 34 countries---that is, 23 documents, 13 short documentaries, 67 narrative features, and 51 narrative shorts.
Today, we're going to see the following:
"Fair Game?" | 1 to 3 pm
Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills 15 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, in collaboration with the Pan African Film Festival, Strategic Concepts in in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE) will host a fundraiser and screening of Mario Van Peebles' film, "Fair Game?" In this film, "Fair Game?" African American entertainers, professionals and executives weigh in on the barriers facing young African American men in the "post-racial" era of America's first African American president. Facilitated by Mr. Van Peebles and Youhance (aka Merc 80), the audience will engage in a Q & A examining the responsibility of community members, and music and film leaders to create organic solutions to these barriers. SCOPE has worked in South LA for 20 years with low-income families impacting meaningful changes like job creation programs with clear pathways from training to employment. For more information, please visit: www.paff.org
"Raising Izzie" | 5:30 to 9:30pm (US/Narrative Feature/88 min) Director: Roger Bobb
Union Bank joins the 21st Annual Pan African Film Festival(PAFF) in the ongoing celebration of Black History Month. The bank will co-host a private screening a " Raising Izzie," starring Vanessa Williams and Rockmond Dunbar, best known for their roles in the television series "Soul Food".
Synopsis: Gertie and Izzie are two young girls on their own. Abandoned by their father and orphaned by their mother, they are doing the best they can to stay in school and stay undetected and stay together. For more info., please visit www.pafflorg
"PAPA", (2012/US/Narrative Short/23min) Director Bambadjan Bamba Feb 16 @ 5:00pm Q & A
Papa is a stoic African father who runs his household with an iron fist while Pepe, his rebellious son, forces him to either reconsider his ways risk losing his entire family. for more information, visit www.paff.org
Please stop by the community room at the mall for CUC/ KRST Unity Center of African Spiritual Science - they are presenting, INSIDE STORY - A lunch and a movie $35.00. organized by Alake Adewale, Khepera Auset and Akosua Adobea, photographer at KRST. Nice meeting Andre Parvenu aka Msonga-Mbele!
Love & light,