Pan African Film Festival Returns to Atlanta with Over 50 Films from Around the World

Actor Danny Glover and British BELLE Director Amma Asante Showcase Latest Projects
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ATLANTA - July 23, 2014 - PRLog -- ATLANTA – The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is making its way back to Atlanta, Georgia this August 7 -10, 2014 at the historic Plaza Theater with over 40 new films from the US and around the world, as well as workshops and panels. In its 17th year of presenting films to the Atlanta community, PAFF is kicking off this year’s festival with actor and political activist Danny Glover in the Opening Night Atlanta Premiere of director Deon Taylor’s “Supremacy” on Thursday, August 7th at 7:25pm. Glover, who stars in the racially fueled dramatic thriller, has been generating award season buzz for his performance and will be attending the film’s premiere along with Taylor.  Additional film showings include the PBS documentary special Freedom Summer, the critically acclaimed Of Good Report from South Africa, TV One’s new feature film Grown Girl Getaway and, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment a special Closing Night Special Presentation of the 2014 British drama, BELLE with Director Amma Asante on Sunday, August 10th vytap at 5:40pm. Award-winning filmmaker and Spelman Professor Ayoka Chenzira will be in conversation with Asante immediately following the BELLE screening. There will be a pre-screening reception for BELLE at 2:30pm featuring Dr. Gerald Horne at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. The Closing Night is sponsored by Fox Home Entertainment.

PAFF is regarded as America’s largest and most prestigious international Black film festival covering a variety of themes ranging from Arts & Cultural issues  to social justice movements that have shaped and transformed American life. More importantly, this year marks the first time in 16 years that PAFF enters the Atlanta market as a stand alone event; premiering a curated selection of films that capture real stories made by Black and/or about people of African descent. PAFF is honored to have the promotional support from several local Atlanta community partners that include National Center for Civil and Human Rights, 91.9 FM (WCLK Clark Atlanta), 89.3 FM WRFG Radio, SPARK Reproductive Justice, DJ Kemit SPREAD LOVE and Get Connected Atlanta.

For novice filmmakers and producers, PAFF is offering workshops and panels on all day on Saturday, August 9 with seasoned industry professionals such as Celebrity Casting Director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, Executive Producers Phil Thornton and Syleena Johnson (R&B Divas), Roger Bobb (Rickey Smiley Show, House of Payne, Madea’s Big Happy Family), Paul Garnes (Selma, Being Mary Jane, The Game), Jim Tripp (Let’s Stay Together, Mike Epps Presents, Friday) and Lamont Ferrell.

For more information and to schedule interviews, contact PAFF –ATL publicist Margaret Kargbo at or by phone (404) 590-0398. To purchase tickets and/or view film schedule, please visit ( or call (310) 337-4737.

Margaret Kargbo
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