PAFF-LA 2016 was a compelling year! In the midst of Hollywood diversity issues, the festival showcased the power of the Black filmmaker and their contribution to the creative arts. Here are some highlights from 2016.
Red Carpet for Miles Ahead. Remembering Miles Davis Panel: (l to r) multi woodwind artist Bennie Maupin, son Erin Davis, former wife Frances Davis, director/actor Don Cheadle, moderator drummer Ndugu Chancler.
Empire’s Jussie Smollett, producer of Sacred Heart, participates in Q&A with directors Sol Aponte and Jennia Fredrique Aponte after film screening.
A Conversation With: Danny Glover and Babu.
A Conversation With: Director Ryan Coogler (left) & writer Aaron Covington after the screening of their film Creed.
The Afro-Mexican connection poses on the red carpet with directors Lizz Mullis (left) & Tiffany Walton (holding poster) for the screening of Invisible Roots: Afro-Mexicans in Southern California.
A Conversation With: Nate Parker. (l to r) Tirrell Whittley (CEO, Liquid Soul), producer Preston Holmes, Ayuko Babu, Nate Parker (actor/director of The Birth of a Nation), noted historian Dr. Gerald Horne, producer Darryl Pryor.
PAFF Award winners for Agents of Change (l to r) Jaheed Ashley, Ramona Tascoe, Benny Stewart, directors Frank Dawson & Abby Ginzberg, Dr. James Garrett.
Bilal Muhammad, hero and activist who marched with Malcolm X poses with Babu and Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis on opening night.
Shemar Moore hits the red carpet for his screening of The Bounce Back.
Katutura filmmakers excitedly crowd our red carpet on opening night.