American Black Film Festival Kicks Off Tonight
The festival, launched in 1997 by Jeff Friday, was created to address Hollywood’s diversity problem and place the spotlight in the talents of black filmmakers, producers, actors and actresses. The festival has now grown into the largest gathering of black film and TV enthusiasts in America. The 21st celebration of ABFF will kick off tonight, and continue until June 18.
On the Agenda
This year’s ABFF celebrations will be a delightful mixture of film screenings, networking opportunities, and parties.
Ushering in the festivities is the premiere of of Girls Trip, a comedy directed by Malcolm D. Lee, starring Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Queen Latifah.
Closing off the festival with a bang will be the much-anticipated Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me, which chronicles the rapper’s early days in NYC, his rise to stardom, and his untimely death.
For a complete festival schedule and to purchase passes, tickets for events, panels, and screenings, go here.
By: Danielle Dixon
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