The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has announced a partnership with American Cinematique to launch a new screening series. The series will celebrate and highlight African American film.
AAFCA is a prominent critics’ organization for African American film critics. Established in 2003, the organization boasts many prominent members of the film community, including Awards Circuit’s own Clayton Davis and Shane Slater. American Cinematique is a non-profit organization that celebrates the entirety of film history, showcasing the best and most noteworthy films in special screenings at Grauman’s Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
AAFCA co-founder and CEO Gil Robertson said:
“It is a privilege to partner with American Cinematheque to provide Southern California cinephiles with quality programming that spans the full spectrum of the Black filmmaking experience. All of the programming will challenge stereotypes and shatter myths about the Black film experience, leaving no doubts regarding the vast contributions Black filmmakers have made to the overall history of the moving picture.”
This new partnership between AAFCA and American Cinematique launches their series on April 29 with a celebration of Carl Franklin, a prominent director of film and television. Following screenings of his first feature, “One False Move,” and his acclaimed noir film, “Devil in a Blue Dress,” Franklin will sit down for a Q&A to discuss the span of his career.
Gwen Deglise, programmer for American Cinematique said:
“The American Cinematheque is honored to be able to provide a platform for AAFCA’s in-depth examination of work from Black filmmakers in America. This series exemplifies our interest in looking at the evolution of culture and society through cinema and we hope to host some groundbreaking discussions about the work itself, as well as the history and contemporary climate for Black voices in cinema.”
“I’m excited to rediscover on the big screen the classic LA film “Devil in a Blue Dress” with director Carl Franklin in person.”
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit American Cinematique.