L.A. Film Festival: Paint It Black: African American Film Now

L.A. Film Festival: Paint It Black: African American Film Now

A discussion with Stephanie Allain (Producer, Black Snake Moan/Hustle & Flow) and other guests, moderated by Elvis Mitchell.

What defines a film as African American? Can films about Black characters, produced by white filmmakers be considered ”Black films”? Are African American filmmakers entitled (or restricted) to only make stories about Black characters? Join us as prominent African American filmmakers talk about their work and explore defining moments in contemporary Black cinema. 

L.A. FILM FESTIVAL

The Hammer Museum welcomes the L.A. Film Festival back to Westwood, hosting a series of free festival programs as well as serving as a venue for a number of ticketed screenings. 

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE

Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, and an anonymous donor.