*The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) is gearing up for another round of artistic expression that celebrates the Black male point of view on film.
Two of the films featured will be ASIA A (20:15 Min.) by Andrew Reid. In the film, a recent spinal cord injury patient struggles to reconcile his sense of self-worth with his new reality as a paraplegic. ASIA A is directed by Andrew Reid, written by Andrew Reid and Roberto Saieh and stars Pruitt Taylor Vince, London Brown and Paulina Bugembe. ASIA A was a Semi-Finalist for the 45th Student Academy Awards and has screened at numerous festivals.
Also showing at the “Reel Black Men” film fest is C’EST PARFAIT (17:42 Min.) written and directed by Muhasani Kasomo. ‘C’est Parfait’ depicts an Immigrant family’s journey where an African family is reunited in America, but they’re soon broken apart when a family member is kidnapped. C’est Parfait stars Morgan Dixon, David Dorward and Elester Latham. Actor/Director Ted Lange will host a Q&A and a reception will follow.
Tickets for the Reel Black Men Short Film Festival can be purchased at www.bherc.org or at the door for $25. For further event information, contact John Forbes at (310) 284-3170 or email: [email protected].