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Tribute to African Americans in Film

By: Angelica Alvarez Email
By: Angelica Alvarez Email

Tallahassee - In honor of Black History Month and to celebrate FAMU's 125th anniversary, the school partnered with the Tallahassee Film Festival and the Tallahassee Film Society for a tribute to African-American film. Friday night was the opening reception on campus.

Films that will be featured span decades, starting from the 1940s to today. Recent movies you may remember include, "Glory", "Pursuit of Happiness", even "Boyz in the Hood".

John Fraser with the Tallahassee Film Society, says "Just a celebration, an appreciation of what has been done, film-wise, with African-American films, for almost 100 years."

Sharon Saunders with FAMU Public Relations, says, "One of the persons we are highlighting is a former student, William Packer, and he's made numerous movies, he's a Hollywood producer and he's going to have a premier in Tallahassee, so we're really excited about that."

Packer's movies include, "Takers", with Paul Walker and "Obsession" with Beyonce.

Admission to see any of the movies is just five dollars. Twenty-one films will be shown through February 29th. Go to http://www.tallahasseefilmfestival.com/films_2012_famu/ for the list of movies and show times.


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