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PAFF to host world premiere of Robert Townsends Of Boys and Men

OW Staff | 1/23/2008, 5 p.m.

Film stars Townsend, Angela Bassett, Victoria Rowell, Dante Boens with Faizon Love, Vince Green, and Bobb'e J. Thompson

The Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) will host the world premiere of acclaimed director Robert Townsend's "Of Boys and Men."
Townsend's film tells the story of family man Holden Cole who loses his wife in a fatal accident and with the help of his younger sister, leads his three children on a journey of healing and self-discovery, while battling his own demons of pain and regret.
The story is seen through the eyes of the youngest son, who discovers through the loss of his mother what it means to be a man. The family drama set on the West side of Chicago, produced by and starring Robert Townsend ("The Five Heartbeats," "Meteor Man") and directed by Carl Seaton.
Cast members will be present for the star-studded premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, 7 p.m. as part of the PAFF's Centerpiece program at the AMC Magic Johnson Crenshaw 15 Theaters located at 4020 Marlton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90008. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance online at www.PAFF.org. For more information, please call (323) 295-1706.

PAFF is known for showcasing new films first and recognized as America's premiere black film festival, past PAFF features have included box office and award-winning hits "Ray," "Lackawanna Blues," "Redemption," "Crazy As Hell," "Kingdom Come," "The Brothers," "Gridlock'd," "Days of Glory," and the 2006 Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Film, "Tsotsi." The film festival will take place in Los Angeles, Feb. 7-18, 2008 and is expected to draw over 40,000 attendees during its 12-day run. Another 200,000 will attend the art show and other events. For more information, visit www.PAFF.org.