Spike Lee, Tim Story and Will Packer to Screen Latest Films at The ABFF in NYC

Spike Lee, Tim Story and Will Packer to Screen Latest Films at The ABFF in NYC

Think Like A Man Too, the sequel based on Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man will open the 18th annual American Black Film Festival taking place in New York City on June 19. Directed by Tim Story and produced by Will Packer, the comedy stars Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Gabrielle Union, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Romany Malco, Terrence J, Jenifer Lewis and Dennis Haysbert.

Spike Lee’s latest  film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, will bring the event to a close on the night of June 22. The Kickstarter-funded movie stars Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Lauren Macklin and Elvis Nolasco.

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“Spike and Will are two of the most talented and dynamic filmmakers working in Hollywood. I am honored that they have chosen to present their most recent work at the American Black Film Festival. Their mainstream success and ongoing support underscore the importance of diverse film festivals like the ABFF,” says Jeff Friday, ABFF founder and CEO of Film Life, Inc. “We are also thrilled that Spike would choose us as a platform for the sale of the distribution rights for his newest film and look forward to building our festival into a destination for the acquisition of commercial films,” Friday adds.

The American Black Film Festival is presented by Film Life, Inc., a multifaceted entertainment company headquartered in New York City. Sponsors to date include: HBO® (Founding and Premier), Cadillac (Premier), Black Enterprise (Premier Media), American Airlines, Colgate Optic White, Time Warner Foundation (Signature), Comcast/NBCUniversal, UP, BET Networks (Official Sponsors), and Adult Swim, American Family Insurance, CNN, Gentle Treatment, Grab Media, Nielsen (Supporting). Other Media Partners include Ebony Magazine, Filmmaker Magazine, Upscale Magazine, WBLS and Uptown Magazine.

Industry and promotional partners include Entertainment Power Players, IFP, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), National Association of Latino Independent Producers, New York Women in Film and Television, NYC & Company, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Producers Guild of America (PGA), SAGIndie, Woman In Film Los Angeles, and Writer’s Guild of America East (WGAE).

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