Pan African Film Festival #4

(Entry 4 from Jeff H, BWMTSC Cochair) On Saturday Feb 13 I saw two very different but fascinating movies. First I met up with Johnny to see “KPIANS The Feast of Souls,” a Nigerian horror film about an ancient curse and efforts to return a lost sister to life. This is a well done scary […]

Pan African Film Festival #5

Sunday Feb 14(from Jeff H. Cochair, BWMTSC)Out of DarknessThe Boda Boda ThievesLUV I planned to bring both of my sons, Dante and Lorenzo, to see “Out of Darkness”, eat dinner, and then see “The Boda Boda Thieves.” Our friend Vicky was going to join us. Dante got sick and couldn’t come, but Lorenzo and Vicky […]

PAFF 2016 journal #3

So I met up with Ken and Mack at the movies and we saw “Stories of our Lives” with an unfortunately small audience. This is a lovely black and white omnibus feature which told 5 stories of everyday life in rural Kenya and its challenges for GLBT people. These challenges all stem of course from […]

PAFF journal #2 

From Jeff H BWMTSC COCHAIR Sunday, Feb 7 My planned viewing last night (Saturday) was altered by my underestimation of the popularity of the festival this year. (ALERT: Buy your tickets as early as possible!) I barely got into “Half of a Yellow Sun” and I had to substitute the American drama “Chapter and Verse: […]

Pan African Film Festival 

From BWMTSC Cochair Jeff Friday, Feb 5 My first viewing at this year’s festival: the LGBTQ shorts program. This was a wonderful experience. There were 5 short films, 2 from Africa and 3 from the US. Afterwards there was Q & A with directors from the 3 American movies, all of them Black women. In […]

Pan African Film Festival Day Two

Contributed by Jeff Horton BWMTSC Co Chair I just got home from seeing “October 1,” a Nigerian crime thriller that takes place on the days leading up to independence in 1960. It was a wonderful film: very exciting with a clear political background. The film is about a serial killer in a small town and it presents […]