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Tabitha Brown, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Tina Knowles Lawson & More During 1st Weekend of Pan African Film & Arts Festival

The Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) continues its 13-day run in Los Angeles. Below are a few of PAFF’s highlights happening Sat., Apr. 23 and Sun., Apr. 24.
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 19: Tabitha Brown attends the Opening Night of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival world premiere of Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story at the Directors Guild Of America on April 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Koi Sojer/ Snap'N U Photos/MediaPunch

For Immediate Release
April 23, 2022

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TABITHA BROWN, SALLI RICHARDSON-WHITFIELD, TINA KNOWLES LAWSON & MORE DURING 1ST WEEKEND OF PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL

The Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) continues its 13-day run in Los Angeles. Below are a few of PAFF’s highlights happening Sat., Apr. 23 and Sun., Apr. 24.

TABITHA BROWN, actress & social media personality, will host a discussion on being your authentic self in the entertainment industry. Saturday, April 23, 2022, 4:00 pm at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 King Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008, 1st Level (formerly Mexicano’s). Free to the public.

PAFF will presenting an exclusive sneak peek of the first two episodes of the new SHOWTIME original series, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH followed by a virtual panel discussion with Executive Producer Jenny Lumet; Cast Members Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris & Clarke Peters & Cinematographer, Tommy Maddox-Upshaw. Saturday, April 23, 2022, 6:45 pm at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 and XD, 4020 Marlton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008. Reserve your complimentary tickets HERE.

Thirty-year industry veteran SALLI RICHARDSON-WHITFIELD will discuss her dynamic trajectory in Hollywood. Sunday, April 24, 2022, 12:00 pm at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 King Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008, 1st Level (formerly Mexicano’s). Free to the public.

TINA KNOWLES LAWSON will lead a conversation and preview of the trailer and behind the scenes documentary of the film adaptation “Black Terror” written by Richard Wesley and directed by RICHARD LAWSON. Sunday, April 24, 2022, 4:15 pm at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 and XD, 4020 Marlton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008. 

In “Black Terror”, a group of Black freedom fighters defend their community by any means necessary — negotiating two approaches to liberation: kill the oppressor or use their social, political, and spiritual power to win. 

Additional highlights include PAFF’s CHILDREN’S FEST, SPOKENWORD FEST and the ARTFEST.

Who:  Pan African Film & Arts Festival and Tabitha Brown, Tina Knowles Lawson, and Salli Richardson-Whitfield

What:  The 30th Pan African Film & Arts Festival

When: Saturday, April 23, 2022 and Sunday, April 24, 2022

Where: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 and XD, 4020 Marlton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008 and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 King Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008. 

PAFF30 is taking place in-person through May 1, 2022, at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills and the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The Festival will showcase nearly 200 films, as well as a slew of accompanying filmmaker Q&As and audience engagement opportunities. In addition, PAFF’s renowned Black art show will take place at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

For additional information about PAFF visit paff.org.

 

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About the Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Taking place February 9-20, 2023, in Los Angeles, the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) presents and showcases a broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes of Africans and African-Americans. Since 1992, PAFF has remained dedicated to the promotion of Black stories and images through the exhibition of film, visual art, and other creative expression. Today, PAFF is one of the largest and most prestigious Black film festivals in the U.S. and attracts local, national, and international audiences. In addition, it is an Oscar-qualifying festival for animation and live-action films, and one of the largest Black History Month events in America.

PAFF is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell through the Department of Arts and Culture, LA Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, LA Councilmember Curren Price, LA Councilmember Heather Hutt, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund with the California Community Foundation, and the LA County COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund administered by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture.  

This year’s PAFF is presented by Stocker Street Creative, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, and FX Networks.

The Pan African Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information, please visit paff.org.