|Veröffentlicht:||vor 6 Jahren, am 21.06.2010 um 22:00|
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|Beschreibung:||By BOB ANDELMAN
I was tempted to start out by telling you that the American Black Film Festival, which starts June 23 and runs for four days in Miami, is a black thing and you wouldn?t understand.
But then I thought: That?s stupid. If there?s one thing a somewhat educated, middle-aged white guy understands about black people is that when it comes to movies, I completely understand their appeal.
Personally, I discovered it as a teenager when I once one of the few white people in a packed New Jersey movie theatre in 1978 watching the opening night of the Richard Pryor film Blue Collar. I?ve rarely laughed as hard as I did that night.
So, in my mind at least, it may be a black thing, but I think I do get it.
That?s why I wanted to lend a little publicity help to the 14th annual American Black Film Festival. Joining me today to give us a sneak preview of this year?s event is founder Jeff Friday. And if that?s not a movie star name, I don?t know what is.
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JEFF FRIDAY AUDIO EXCERPT: "Mainstream Hollywood, to be very frank, does not typically come to ethnic festivals to buy movies for theatrical releases. Many of our films have been purchased for home video, television and ancillary distribution."
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Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including 'The Profiler' with Pat Brown, 'Built From Scratch' with the founders of The Home Depot, and 'Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.' ? Twitter ? Facebook
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