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3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) invites you to join the fourth AAFCA’s Summer Screening Series. Presented in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, the Los Angeles Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center and the Broward County African American Research Library and Cultural Center, this series will continue its tradition of showcasing timeless films that illuminate the African American experience in a communal setting that welcomes those revisiting classic titles, as well as others encountering them for the very first time.

Pulsing with authenticity and led by a stirring lead performance from Adepero Oduye, Pariah is a powerful coming out/coming-of-age film that signaled the arrival of a fresh new talent in writer/director Dee Rees. The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) actively reviews and spotlights cinema at-large, with a particular emphasis on film and TV highlighting the Black experience, especially that produced, written and/or directed by persons from the African Diaspora. Members are also engaged in AAFCA’s advocacy work, which includes programming for students interested in film criticism and journalism in addition to general community outreach.

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