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Black Film Festival Begins

Actor Joe Morton to attend special screening

2/7/2018, 10:12 a.m.
A film festival to examine the black experience in America and showcase the cinematic achievements of African African-American stars and ...
A 35mm screening of the 1984 film ‘The Brother from Another Planet,’ staring Joe Morton and with Morton in attendance for a question and answer session following the Saturday, Feb. 24 showing will highlight the month long Portland Black Film Festival, now underway at the Hollywood Theater in northeast Portland.

A film festival to examine the black experience in America and showcase the cinematic achievements of African African-American stars and filmmakers fills the calendar this month at the nonprofit Hollywood Theatre in northeast Portland.

The 2018 Portland Black Film Festival is curated by Portland writer and filmmaker David F. Walker. This year’s guest of honor will be actor Joe Morton, who will join the festival for a special screening of his 1984 film “The Brother from Another Planet,” on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., with a question and answer session to follow.

Morton is an Emmy and NAACP Image Award winning film, television, and stage veteran and best known for his role as “Rowan Pope” on the ABC series Scandal.

Additional festival highlights include a spotlight on local instructor, artist and filmmaker Elijah Hasan on Wednesday, Feb. 21; an extremely rare 35mm print of “The Spook Who Sat by the Door’ showing Saturday, Feb. 17.

A complete festival lineup is available athollywoodtheater.org. Tickets for the Joe Morton special event are $20. Tickets for the rest of the festival screenings are $9 ($7 for students and seniors).