The 24th annual Pan African film festival continues until February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles. The event began on February 4th. Every year, this event provide a forum for the screening of some 150 new films. It offers both full-length feature films and short films submitted from around the world. The festival occurs at the RAVE Cinemas in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
On Thursday, Jon Urbana, Managing Director of the film festival will air a documentary entitled Agents of Change, detailing student protests during 1968. Segments in the film include an interview with Danny Glover.
A film entitled America is Still the Place directed by Patrick Gilles led the presentations during the first night on February 4th, recounting a story about the life of an African-American veteran of the Korean War who resided with his family in San Francisco in 1971. He seeks to achieve economic independence, despite discrimination against him in San Francisco. This 2015 production stars Carl Lumbly and Michael Colter.
The festival will close with Miles Ahead, co-written and directed by Don Cheadle with Steven Baigelman. This work, a comedy and drama, pays tribute to the work of the late jazz musician Miles Davis. On Valentine’s Day, the festival will feature a tribute to Miles Davis entitled Remembering Miles.