|"The Forgiven" starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana closes The Pan African Film Festival, which runs from February 8 to February 19.|
"Our marquee film slate now stands anchored with the perfect beginning, middle and end," PAFF Director of Programming, Asantewa Olatunji said in a statement. "Love Jacked" remains as our opening night, while "The Forgiven" gets added to close out our festival experience. Nestled in-between is our centerpiece, which, this year, is a private screening event of 2018's most anticipated film! Definitely not one to miss!"
A warm family comedy centered around Maya, a headstrong 28-year-old with artistic ambitions and her father Ed, who wants a dutiful daughter to run the family business. Ed is shocked when Maya, asserting her independence, decides to travel to Africa for
inspiration and returns with a fiancé. Stars Amber Stevens-West, Shamier Anderson, Lyriq Bent, Keith David, Mike Epps, Marla Gibbs, Angela Gibbs, Demetrius Grosse and Nicole Lyn. Cast members will be present.
Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana star in this drama based on real events. When Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Whitaker) is appointed to head a nationwide investigation, he’s summoned to a maximum-security prison by a notorious murderer seeking clemency (Bana). Inside the brutal prison walls, Tutu is drawn into a dangerous, life-changing battle with the cunning criminal. Roland Joffé directs.
All films will feature a star-studded red carpet, a full screening, an informative Q&A with filmmakers and talent, and a happening after-party. The 26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival will take place Thursday, February 8 through Monday, February 19 at the Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres/Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) in Los Angeles, California.
For ticket information check out www.PAFF.org.