• Events
Aug 24
Film Series
Jean-Pierre Melville Double Feature at the Am Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Aug 31
Jacquot de Nantes Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center 1355 Inwood Terrace Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Visual Arts in Fall 2019 Various Places

Pan African Film + Arts Festival

Since 1992, The Pan African Film + Arts Festival (PAFF) showcases each year over one hundred fifty new films and over one hundred fine artists and unique craft persons from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, all showcasing the diversity and complexity of people of African descent.

What makes the festival especially important–and not just a fun, cool happening-is the staggeringly broad range of black life and cultures to which it gives rein. Industry panels and workshops, arts fairs with a special emphasis on children, and poetry and musical performances round out the filmic offerings.

Among the films from France and French-speaking countries featured at this year's Festival:

- Djambar, Sembene the Unsubmissive (Djambar, Sembene L'Insoumis)
A tribute to one of Africa’s most visionary directors. Film lovers, filmmakers, journalists and friends take us on a journey through the life and work of the late Sembene Ousmane. Commentators include Charles Burnet, Danny Glover and Haile Gerima.

- the short documentary Bessie Coleman, First Black Aviatrix directed by Olivier Sarrazin
On June 15, 1921, after a final trial, Bessie Coleman lands her Nieuport 82 on Le Crotoy beach (France) and thus become the first Afro-American woman to hold an international pilot license.

- short narratives
Black Spirit by Chakib Taleb-Bendiab
An old French archaeologist worn out by life but still adventurous is convinced that he is finally on the trail of the legendary African Samurai clan, the "Black Spirits," in the Tunisian Sahara. 

Fallou by Alassane Sy
The story of a young man who has been sent from Senegal to London by a Marabout linked to an extremist group.

Gull list of films screening at the Festival here.
Regular screening tickets will be available to purchase online and at the theater box office!