OPENING AND CLOSING NIGHT FILMS FOR HBFF 2012 ANNOUNCED
Tanya Kersey, Founder and Executive Director for The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) today announced that the theatrical world premiere of Note To Self will open the 12th Hollywood Black Film Festival on Thursday, October 25, 2011, 7pm, at the Montalban Theater, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA. The festival will close with 24 Hour Love on Sunday, October 28 at 6 pm at the same location. HBFF 2012 runs October 25-28 in Hollywood, CA.
Note to Self centers around a handsome and popular student-athlete who embarks on a journey of self-realization while navigating the choppy waters of a love triangle. The film stars Christian Keyes, LeToya Luckett, Richard T. Jones, Brian McKnight, Eva Marcille, Clifton Powell, Valarie Pettiford, Jason Weaver, Brely Evans, Sebastian Siegal, Willie Taylor, Mishon Ratliff, Brian McKnight, Jr. and more. Trey Haley directs from a script by Christian Keyes. ND Brown, Eric Tomosunas, Veronica Nicholas and Keith Neal are the producers. Brett Dismuke and Christian Keyes are executive producers. Gregory Anderson and Reginald Jones are the associate producers. The film is produced by Tri Destined Studios and Swirl Films, and is being distributed by One Village/Image Entertainment.
Following the screening there will be a Q&A with the director, writer and cast, and a college-themed after-party will follow.
Closing Night will feature the world premiere of 24 Hour Love, which showcases seven stories of everyday people experiencing love, laughter, life and relationships of the heart … the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The film stars Melinda Williams, Tatyana Ali, Keith Robinson, Eva Marcille, Angell Conwell, Flex Alexander, Chico Benymon, Lynn Whitfield and Darius McCrary. Fred Thomas directs from a script by Don B. Welch. The producers are Eric Tomosunas and Don B. Welch.
Following the screening there will be a Q&A with the director, writer and cast. The festival wrap-party will follow.