The American Black Film Festival is about to spice up your summer.
This June you can head to Miami Beach to connect with the best of the best in the film & TV industry, celebrate talented newcomers and enjoy top notch entertainment. From June 14th to the 18th, you can enjoy the warm weather, delicious drinks and some sensational panel discussions that include 2017 ABFF Ambassador Regina Hall, director Malcolm D. Lee and prolific producer Will Packer. Jeff Friday, CEO of ABFF Ventures said of this year’s festival,
“There’s never been a more exciting landscape for content creators. The opportunities for filmmakers of color have grown considerably and this year’s festival lineup reflects the breadth and scope of diverse storytellers that exist. We’re looking forward to showcasing the dynamic work of these talented artists.”
So what’s on the schedule this year?
The 21st Annual American Black Film Festival’s opening film will be Malcolm D. Lee’s Girl’s Trip starring Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, Mike Colter and Kofi Siriboe. When four lifelong friend travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. Did we mention Kofi Siriboe will star as Malik, Jada Pinkett Smith’s love interest?
Closing out the festival this year is Benny Boom’s highly anticipated Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me. Starring Kat Graham, Hill Harper, Jamal Woolard, Danai Gurira, Jamie Hector, Cory Hardrict, and Demetrius Shipp, Jr as Tupac Shakur. All Eyez On Me tells the true and untold story of the prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices, before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics, and revolutionary mindset propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing. Let’s just hope that it’s as lit as Straight Outta Compton.
Are you excited about ABFF this year? It’s not too late to snag your passes.