The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) in partnership with BLACKOUT for Human Rights are asking everyone to refrain from shopping on Black Friday. The two organizations will present a Los Angeles film series at the Downtown Independent, 251 S. main Street, Los Angeles. It’s free to the public. The films in the series include: (3 p.m.) FRUITVALE STATION (2013 Sundance Grand Jury Winner), (5 p.m.) MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (2012 Sundance Best Director Winner) and (7 p.m.) 25 TO LIFE (2014 American Black Film Festival Grand Jury Winner).
Film screenings and community conversations are held in support of Ferguson protests as an alternative to Black Friday shopping. It will be moderated by award winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (SELMA).
Founded in 2011 by award winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay, AFFRM is a
distribution collective of black arts organizations dedicated to quality black
BLACKOUT is a nationwide network of high profile artists, activists and faith leaders, who stand against human rights violations perpetrated against U.S. citizens by public servants.