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The Pan African Film Festival Presents A Panel: “Black Cinema Rebirth”

On Saturday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a Town Hall at the Rave Cinemas 15 Baldwin Hills called: “Black Cinema Rebirth.” It will examine: Is Black Back?


Since the latter months of 2013, we have been experiencing an unprecedented number of Black Films on commercial theater screens. Are we experiencing the birth of a new era for Black cinema or is it just false labor?

With the success of films like “Think Like a Man,” “Best Man Holiday,” “The Butler” as well as the multi-Oscar nominated, Golden Globe Award winning “12 Years A Slave,” what’s the future for films with a predominately Black cast? Panelists discussing the who, what, and why of this new phenomenon include:

Gil Robertson (co-founder of the African-American Film Critics Association);

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  • Sharon Johnson (Author);
  • Loretta Devine (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Jumping the Broom”);
  • James Lopez, SVP of Production, Screen Gems-Sony Pictures Ent.; and
  • Ed Rampell, Film historian/critic and co-founder of

Tickets: $20

For more PAFF info go here.