AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and its Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) will continue its sponsorship of the 25th annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) taking place February 9-20, at Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills.
This year, AHF and BLACC will be supporting the 15th Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival “Best Short Film” award-winning, 90 Days, starring Teyonah Parris (Chiraq, Dear White People [film], Mad Men), Nic Few, Pauletta Washington (Beloved), and Rodney Chester (Noah’s Arc). From directors Nathan Hale Williams and Jennia Frederique Aponte, 90 Days tells the poignant story of a couple after 90 days of dating.
Director Williams mused on the importance of the film, “We believe that storytelling is a perfect vehicle for advocacy and activism. With 90 Days, our goal is to use entertainment to advocate for the message that ‘love is greater than anything,’ including HIV.” He went on to say, ““The HIV infection and death rates remain on the rise in communities of color in the United States—even rivaling those of sub-Saharan Africa in major cities like Atlanta. Advancements in medicine and treatment have made HIV a treatable chronic disease and thus, the epidemic has all but disappeared from our daily dialogue. Our story of love and acceptance seeks to move the conversation back to center in a way only art can do.”
PAFF is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and will screen 202 films. As the film festival has been approved as an Academy-qualifying festival, the 78 short films screened will be in consideration for Academy Awards.
90 Days screening @ PAFF
Sunday, February 12th
Showtime: 1:00 p.m.
Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills Crenshaw
3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008