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Film festival founders host brunch

LOS ANGELES — Ayuko Babu and Danny Glover, co-founders of the Pan African Film Festival, hosted the 27th annual Filmmaker’s Brunch Feb. 8 at the Director’s Guild of America on Sunset Boulevard, honoring this year’s filmmakers.  The filmmakers filled the sunlit, triangular-shaped room, shaking hands, introducing themselves and sharing stories about how and why they Read More…

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Franklin documentary to headline black film festival

LOS ANGELES – “Amazing Grace,” a 1972 documentary featuring Aretha Franklin and her L.A.-based recording of a gospel album, will be screened Feb. 7 as the kickoff film for the 27th annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival. Franklin, an iconic talent who defined a musical era, inspired a generation of activists and blazed a Read More…