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Celebrate Black Cinema this month

February 14th, 2017

Here are two great events that honor Black Cinema.

NFMLA presents ‘InFocus: Black Cinema’: FEB 18
In honor of Black History Month, NFMLA presents ‘InFocus: Black Cinema’ to open up this month’s festival screening. The program consists of films that cover a range of stories and cultures seeking to underscore the importance of films that have starred, filmed, directed, or been produced by the black community. We have two comedies of how far one goes to break the walls between color in the name of love, a witty comment on stereotyping, a beautifully captured character study of a youth from the streets, training his way to the Olympics, and a historical snapshot of an economically challenged community in Detroit transformed though the modernist architecture of Mies Van Der Rohe. In between programs, meet and mingle with the filmmakers and industry supporters over cocktails and sounds at the filmmakers’ lounge inside the private entry to the 500 seat theater of the South Park Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

Hollywood Black Film Festival in Marina Del Rey: FEB 22
Dubbed “The Black Sundance,” the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is an annual 4-day celebration of Black Cinema drawing together established filmmakers, popular film and TV stars, writers, directors, industry executives, emerging artists, and diverse audiences from Hollywood and around the world. Attracting such stars and industry insiders as Sidney Poitier, Forest Whitaker, Spike Lee, George Tillman, Tina Andrews, Blair Underwood, Sanaa Lathan, Antwone Fisher, Ice-T, Rev. Run, and Loretta Devine, the Festival has become a hotbed for the Black Hollywood community.