“Do the Right Thing” will screen at the TCM Classic Film Festival on April 12 in partnership with AAFCA

LOS ANGELES (April 8, 2019) – Fresh off the heels of their annual AAFCA Awards, the African American Film Critics Association — the world’s largest group of leading black film critics — is continuing the year with an active calendar of events and programs.

On Friday, April 12 at 9pm, AAFCA, in partnership with the 10th TCM Classic Film Festival, will present a screening of Do the Right Thing at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Attending from the film are Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter and actress Joie Lee. Complimentary tickets can be requested by emailing events@aafca.com.

For Women’s History Month, AAFCA hosted a “Women in Media” discussion series Madeline Di Nonno chats with Ronda Penrice at AAFCA’s Atlanta “Women in Media” event featuring Madeline di Nonno (CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media) and author/journalist Ronda Racha Penrice in Atlanta. Photos from the event are available to view here.

Madeline Di Nonno chats with Ronda Penrice at AAFCA’s Atlanta “Women in Media” event

In Los Angeles, filmmaker Stephanie Allain and actress/critic Carla Renata discussed the new Netflix film Juanita, produced by Allain and starring Alfre Woodard and Blair Underwood. Watch the conversation here or by clicking the image below.

In the coming months, AAFCA will host media meet & greets in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Stay tuned for details!

Click below to check out a recap of AAFCA’s Atlanta “Women in Media” event

Justin Key interviews Will Packer for the AAFCA podcast

Did you know that AAFCA has a podcast?

Hosted by film and entertainment journalist Edward Adams, the AAFCA Podcast digs beyond the surface to facilitate conversations that not only explore the industry, but also the larger societal impact of that work. Through insightful conversations with the industry’s hottest stars, directors, producers, other key players and a range of prominent influencers, every episode of the AAFCA Podcast will offer keen and timely analysis from leading thought leaders that will keep listeners connected to what is happening now.

The complete Season 1 of the AAFCA Podcast can be found here. Season 2 will launch in September.

Click below to check out a recent episode on “Pioneers in African American and Women Cinema.

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The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) actively reviews cinema at-large, with a particular emphasis on films which include the Black experience. The organization creates a platform for movies with universal appeal to the African-American community, while highlighting films produced, written, directed and starring, persons from the African Diaspora. Our members are also involved in our advocacy work that includes programming for students interested in film criticism and journalism.

AAFCA members are a geographically diverse cross-section of journalists, covering all genres of the cinematic arts, while representing multiple mediums – including print, TV, radio broadcast and online. Collectively, they have reached a worldwide audience in excess of 100 million.

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