WGN America brings ‘Underground’ Women’s Empowerment Panel to Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), Feb. 18


The women of WGN America’s hit drama “Underground,” will join the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) for its 25-year celebration as part of a special panel series highlighting women trailblazers throughout the entertainment industry. Taking place this Saturday, February 18,… Continue Reading

Review: David Oyelowo and Nikki Amuka-Bird Star in BBC Films’ ‘Shoot The Messenger’ (At PAFF LA Feb. 20)

Picture Shows: Joseph Pascale (DAVID OYELOWO) and Heather Bleasdale (NIKKI AMUKA-BIRD). TX: BBC TWO Wednesday August 30, 2006  DAVID OYELOWO stars in Shoot the Messenger, a brave and provocative drama for BBC TWO. It centres on one man's painful journey towards self-discovery which challenges his attitudes and expectations of his own community.  Warning: Use of this copyright image is subject to Terms of Use of BBC Digital Picture Service.  In particular, this image may only be used during the publicity period for the purpose of publicising SHOOT THE MESSENGERand provided BBC is credited.  Any use of this image on the internet or for any other purpose whatsoever, including advertising or other commercial uses, requires the prior written approval of the BBC.

“Whenever I think about it, everything bad that has ever happened to me has involved a black person.” Those words are the very first spoken by the main character, Joe, in the controversial BBC Films production, “Shoot the Messenger.”  S&A… Continue Reading

Review: Guadeloupe-Set ‘Elza’ Tackles Colorism, Identity, Family Abandonment & Forgiveness (At PAFF)


Screening at the Pan African Film Festival this Saturday, February 11 at 7pm, and again on Monday February 13 at 6:10pm is “ELZA” (“Le Bonheur d’Elza” or “Elza’s Happiness”), the first narrative film by Mariette Montpierre, and the first feature film directing… Continue Reading

AHF Supports Jussie Smollett-Executive Produced ’90 Days’ at PAFF – Teyonah Parris, Nic Few Star (Trailer)


AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) – the largest global AIDS organization – and its Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) has announced their sponsorship of the 2017 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) taking place February 9-20, at Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills Crenshaw… Continue Reading

Nigerian Supernatural Thriller Classic ‘The Figurine’ Revisited (Pan African Film Festival, Feb 15)


Nigerian director Kunle Afolayan is one of a handful of internationally-known Nollywood filmmakers, whom we could say is pushing for a new brand of Nollywood cinema – specifically, a Nollywood cinema that can compete in the international film marketplace; and as we… Continue Reading

Still Unavailable in the USA, Philippe Niang’s 180-Minute ‘Toussaint Louverture’ Is Returning to PAFF LA, Feb 11 & 19

Philippe Niang's 'Toussaint L'Ouverture'

It’s been 5 years since Shadow & Act first alerted you to Philippe Niang’s Toussaint Louverture film – a 180-minute miniseries made for French television; since then, the film has played at a number of international film festivals (including a handful here in the… Continue Reading