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Name:  Candace Ledbetter
Title: Publicity Director
Phone: 770-709-1509
Email Address:   Candace@paff.org
Website: www.paff.org
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*** MEDIA ALERT***
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

26th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL FEATURES "BLACK PANTHER" COSTUME DESIGNER, RUTH CARTER
 TODAY @ 12PM! 

DON'T MISS PAFF'S ANNUAL "WEARABLE ART ON THE MOVE" FASHION SHOW TODAY AT 2PM!
WHAT:
The  26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival will host the " The New Black Aesthetic: The Influence & Impact of the Costume Industry" panel discussion featuring the costume designer and stylist from Marvel's Black Panther, Ruth Carter!

Hosted by fashionista, Love Collins, the panel will also feature costume designer, Ayanna James-Kimani ( Insecure); creative consultant, Erica Sewell ( Escape Artist); and celebrity stylist, Scooter Styles ( Draya Michelle, Eric Bellinger)!

Then, after the panel, PAFF will host its highly anticipated annual "Wearable Art on the Move" fashion show in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The experience will feature a "tour de force" in high fashion with an Afro touch!

WHO:
Moderator - Love Collins
Ruth Carter ( Black Panther, Selma, Do the Right Thing)
Ayanna James-Kimani  ( Insecure )
Erica Sewell  ( Escape Artist )
Scooter Styles  ( Draya Michelle, Eric Bellinger )!

WHEN: Sunday, February 18
Costume Panel: 12N - 2PM
Fashion Show: 2PM - 4PM

WHERE:
PANEL - will be held in the party tent located at the  Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 and XD (4020 Marlton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90008)

FASHION SHOW - will be held inside the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, 90008) at the Macy's bridge.

MEDIA RSVP: No RSVP needed. Check in at the PAFF information desk for tickets.
For any questions, or challenges, contact PAFF Publicity Director:
Candace Ledbetter | 770-709-1509 | Candace@PAFF.org 

MEDIA INFO: FESTIVAL PROGRAM GUIDE: 
https://www.paff.org/pdfs/2018/Screening_Schedule-2018-2.pdf 

PAFF FAQS DOCUMENT: 2018 PAFF FAQS


ABOUT THE PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL
Established in 1992, the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization - has remained dedicated to showcasing a broad spectrum of Black creative works; particularly, those that reinforce positive images and help to advance cultures, races and lifestyles. PAFF also serves as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our time and aides in the promotion of cultural understanding between peoples of African descent.

Now in its 26th year, the 12-day PAFF experience will feature  75+ fine artists and  170+ new films from over 40 countries within five continents and in 26 languages. This annual  exhibition of film, art, culture and creative expression is the largest Black film festival and the largest Black History Month celebration in the U.S. PAFF attracts  a diverse global audience hailing from the  United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, South America and the South Pacific, which translates into over  90K art fest attendees, 40K film enthusiasts and 5000 students, annually. 

The 26th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival is directed by Hollywood veterans Danny Glover (The Color Purple, Proud Mary), Ja'Net DuBois (Good Times) and  Ayuko Babu (Executive Director), and will take place Thursday, February 8 - Monday, February 19 at the Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres/Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) in Los Angeles, California.   For more details and ticket information, visit www.PAFF.org.

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