“Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story” to Open 30th Pan African Film and Arts Festival

The Pan African Film and Arts Festival is returning for its 30th year with in-person screenings and a world premiere opening night showing of Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story.

On April 19 the festival kicks off with a poignant look into the life of legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and her search to balance her gift, love and her activism in the civil rights movement. The film will screen at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles.

Directed by Denise Dowse, Remember Me stars Ledisi as Jackson, Columbus Short as Martin Luther King Jr., and Janet Hubert as Aunt Duke.

Following its opening night gala, the PAFF will screen its remaining features at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills.

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SOURCE: Urban Hollywood 411, Frances Price