Cinema, Conversation + Change Presented By AFFRM + Blackout

The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) in partnership with BLACKOUT Arts Collective (BAC) presents a Los Angeles film series at the Downtown Independent on Black Friday. Films included in the series are 2012 Sundance Best Director Winner, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Winner, FRUITVALE STATION and 2014 American Black Film Festival Grand Jury Winner, 25 TO LIFE. This event is free and open to the public with donations accepted at the door.

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25 Things You May Not Know About Being Young, Black and HIV+ In America

Our 8th acquisition, 25 TO LIFE, shares the story of William Brawner, a young man who kept his HIV+ status a secret for over twenty-five years. Get the facts to protect yourself, your friends and your family.

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The Call-In with Gina Prince-Bythewood

In this edition of THE CALL-IN, @AFFRM founder Ava DuVernay has a casual conversation with BEYOND THE LIGHTS director Gina Prince-Bythewood being turned down by studios and getting out of her head during production. Listen here!

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Melanin Movie Nights with @AFFRM Mavericks

Support Melanin Rich film at an upcoming movie night with the @AFFRM Mavericks, our network of Black film lovin' volunteers across the country! This is a great opportunity for you to catch-up with fellow Mavs, find out more about volunteering with @AFFRM, or simply catch a flick with good folks!

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The Call-In with Justin Simien

In this edition of THE CALL-IN, @AFFRM founder Ava DuVernay has a casual conversation with DEAR WHITE PEOPLE director Justin Simien about working with difficult actors and the feeling that comes with "getting everything you want". Listen here and share at!

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