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Black Film Festival Opens

2 weeks of screenings at the Hollywood Theatre

2/8/2017, 10:34 a.m.
Celebrating black perspectives and stories during Black History Month, the Hollywood Theatre in northeast Portland hosts the 2017 Portland Black ...
African-American poet and memoirist Maya Angelou is profiled in the documentary “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” screening Thursday, Feb. 9 to open the Portland Black Film Festival at the Hollywood Theater in northeast Portland.

Celebrating black perspectives and stories during Black History Month, the Hollywood Theatre in northeast Portland hosts the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival, opening Thursday, Feb. 9 and continuing through Feb. 22.

Legendary screen actress Pam Grier will be in attendance as a special guest on Saturday, Feb. 11 during a special 35mm screening of her 1973 film “Coffy,” a marquee event that has already sold out in pre sales, according to festival organizers.

Additional festival highlights include a showing of the new documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” from filmmaker Raoul Peck; “Sign O’ The Times,” a Prince concert film directed by the late musician himself; and “The New Black,” a documentary about gay rights in the African American community.

“Maya Angelou: And I Still Rise,” a documentary profiling the life of the great African-American poet and memoirist Maya Angelou opens the festival on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

For tickets, and a complete festival lineup, visit hollywoodtheatre.org.