I recently wrapped up a multi-city tour, celebrating Black History Month, honoring the legendary Gordon Parks. The event tour was sponsored by Macy’s along with the American Black Film Festival, and at first glance, appeared to be one of the usual sort. I’d most likely find myself sitting amongst fellow panelists engaging them, and an audience in a discussion about the late, great, Gordon Parks. I found however, that the experience was anything but usual.
Exciting news regarding the 2012 Pan African Film Festival this coming February. Russ Parr’s The Under Shepherd, will make its debut at the festival touting an impressive cast including: Isaiah Washington, Malinda Williams, Clifton Powell, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Elise Neal, Lamman Rucker, Robinne Lee, Bills Cobbs, Keith David and Louis Gossett Jr. The film’s story centers around two young ambitious ministers whose friendship and character are tested when the opportunity to become pastor of their church arises. – you can view the teaser video here.
2 Days in New York directed by Julie Delpy is a Gotham-set sequel of sorts to “2 Days in Paris,” starring Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau and Alex Nahon and Malinda Williams will premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.