WEST HOLLYWOOD (LA Sentinel) — The 22nd Annual Reel Black Men film festival debuted eight films by emerging African American filmmakers telling real stories about real life issues.
The event showcased films ranging from a variety of engaging topics and perspectives discussing domestic abuse, social stereotypes, immigration, mental health, aging, Black history and trauma. Hosted by the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center, Sandra Evers-Manley and special guest host, award-winning actor, writer and director, Ted Lange.
The twenty-two year running event was held this year inside the luxurious SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center, a dazzling 294-seat-facility in West Hollywood. The room was filled with a jubilant audience eager to see and share stories about themselves and other Black experiences. Filmmakers took a variety of complex issues and found compelling ways to tell stories that could make you laugh out loud or break down into tears.
The festival aims to “showcase emerging Black male filmmakers as directors in particular,” says Evers-Manly. “I used to ask […]
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