Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Stacey Abrams, Jemele Hill and Angela Rye are just a few of the names added to this year’s American Black Film Festival lineup. In addition, critically acclaimed film and television leaders such as Barry Jenkins, Gabrielle Union, Lena Waithe and Kenya Barris will also join this year’s virtual festival.
The latest additions only enhance what was an already outstanding lineup. Yvonne Orji and Lil’ Rel Howery will host Comics on Comedy. Method Man, Mary J. Blige and Michael Rainey Jr. will lead a panel focused on Power Book II: Ghost. Sony will lead a discussion regarding their new animated series, Woke. Most notably, Nia DaCosta will debut early footage from Candyman. Ultimately, the festival will come to a close with The Best of American Black Film Festival Awards featuring Spike Lee, Lee Daniels and the beautiful Logan Browning.
ABFF is set to begin later this month on August 21, 2020.