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Pan-African Film Festival 2016

Every year during Black History Month, Los Angelinos are treated to two weeks of fashion, art and movies from around the globe from African American filmmakers through the Pan African Film Festival.

Highlights of the festival include Conversation Panels with Wesley Snipes, Ryan Coogler, Friends Remembering Miles Davis and Nate Parker, who just scored a record-breaking deal at the Sundance Film Festival for his film “Birth of a Nation”.

My screeners¬†ranged from “The Church House” – Sexuality in the Black Church to “Half a Yellow Sun” based on the true story of the Biafran War in Nigeria to “Ota Benga” to ¬†“A Ferguson Story”.

This festival is a favorite of mine, because I am always illuminated to facts about my culture that somehow eluded my education as a young woman in this country.

Click on the links below for my reviews…

2016 Pan African Film Festival – Carla Renata’s Corner coverage

2016 Pan African Film Festival – Closing Night Carpet – Miles Ahead

 

THE CHURCH HOUSE

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OTA BENGA – HUMAN AT THE ZOO

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HALF A YELLOW SUN

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CARTER HIGH

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I love, love love movies, watching them and discussing them...thus the birth of The Curvy Film Critic!!! Host/Producer/FilmCritic-Expert, I am an member of such esteemed organizations as Critics Choice Association, African American Film Critics Association, Online Association of Female Film Critics and Alliance of Women Film Journalists. My op-eds or features have been seen in VARIETY, RogerEbert.com, Maltin on Movies, as well as being a frequent Guest Contributor to Fox 11-LA, NPR, Good Day LA, Turner Classic Movies, KCRW Press Play with Madeline Brand and Cherry Picks. Catch my reviews on The Curvy Critic with Carla Renata - LIVE!!! Mondays 5pm PST via You Tube or Facebook Live. If you like what you read please shout me out and subscribe to The Curvy Critic on YouTube. You can chat with me across all social media platforms @TheCurvyCritic and as always, thanks for supporting a sista'

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