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Thursday, February 5

The 2015 Pan African Film Festival

Rave Cinemas 15 Baldwin Hills

4020 Marlton Ave, Los Angeles, 90008

8:00am to 10:00pm

(FEB. 5-16) Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(b) corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent. PAFF is dedicated to racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression.

The Festival showcases over one hundred fifty (150) quality new films and over one hundred (100) fine artists and unique craft persons from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, all showcasing the diversity and complexity of people of African descent. The Festival also features special red carpet screenings and receptions, as well as a variety of other special events, including panels & workshops headed by industry professionals on various topics surrounding acting, directing and other film industry related topics.

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Nigerian Fare & Detroit Beats at POT

The Line Hotel

3515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

10:00am to 11:00pm

Next Thursday, February 5th, Chef Tunde Wey (Revolver, Detroit) will be bringing his Nigerian fare to POT. Diners will be able to enjoy his amazing dishes (jollof rice, frijohn + dodo, egusi + pounded yam and isi ewu) along with the standard POT menu. 

About Tunde: 

Tunde Wey, is a cook/ restaurateur based in Detroit. He's now wrapping up the first leg of a Nigerian food tour, LAGOS, which he visited eight cities (NOLAChicagoMinneapolisDetroit, Buffalo , Washington, DC, Philly, Brooklyn).

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When: Thursday, February 5th 5PM - 11PM (or until dishes run out).

Limited reservations for parties of 6 or more available here. All others, just come on through.

Music: Detroit Rap & Nigerian Beats by Droc2pus in POT followed by Ali Shaheed Muhammad's #BelowTheLINE in POT Lobby Bar. 

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IT’S HARD BEING LOVED BY JERKS

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

The recent terrorist attack on the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo did not come out of the blue. Focusing on a high-profile 2007 lawsuit by three French Muslim groups against the satirical magazine, this documentary exposes a rift between religious belief and free expression to which few cultures are immune. In French with English subtitles.

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Friday, February 6

An Evening with Academy Award Winner William Friedkin

For sheer cinematic punch, its hard to match the films of director William Friedkin. The Exorcist, The French Connection, Sorcerer and To Live and Die in L.A. are such great yet hard-hitting pleasures to watch, so downright addictive, that its easy to forget what a meticulous craftsman Friedkin is. A veteran of live television in the 1950s, Friedkin trained in documentary filmmaking in the mid-1960sand this training led to the unnerving realism of The French Connection and the terrible beauty of The Exorcist and Sorcerer. In 1971, The French Connection was released to wide critical acclaim. Shot in a gritty style more suited for documentaries than Hollywood features, the film won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Friedkin followed up with 1973s The Exorcist, based on William Peter Blattys best-selling novel; the film revolutionized the horror genre and is considered by some critics to be the greatest horror movie of all time. In 1977, Friedkin transformed Henri-Georges Clouzots 1950s classic The Wages of Fear into Sorcerer, an unforgettable and explosive jungle nightmarea blinding, sweat-drenched journey through Hell. Roy Scheider is perfect as one of a quartet of disgraced criminals who, while hiding out in South America, take on the dangerous gig of trucking a load of nitroglycerine so volatile it could combust at the slightest jarring. A screening of the digitally remastered Sorcerer will be followed by a discussion with the extraord

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ANNIE HALL

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

7:30pm

1977, 93 minutes, color, 35mm | Directed by Woody Allen; written by Allen, Marshall Brickman; with Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin, Christopher Walken, Colleen Dewhurst.

 Woody Allen’s charming comedy about a neurotic comedian’s courtship of an eccentric would-be singer was a commercial and critical breakthrough for the filmmaker, earning Allen Oscars for Directing and Original Screenplay, as well as awards for Best Picture and for Diane Keaton’s effortlessly charming performance in the title role. Ruth Morley’s hilariously eclectic costumes for Keaton helped make the actress not only one of cinema’s great romantic comedy heroines but also a modern icon of style. Gordon Willis’s beautifully naturalistic cinematography was a tremendous asset in the first of eight consecutive films he would shoot for Allen. With memorable supporting appearances from Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Christopher Walken, and Jeff Goldblum, Annie Hall has lost none of its charm nearly four decades after first wooing audiences.

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