Cat on the Hot Tin Roof stars to attend opening night of the 11th bfm festival

Cat on the Hot Tin Roof stars to attend opening night of the 11th  bfm festival

RELEASE November 2009

Sanaa Lathan, Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen -stars of the forthcoming West end play – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – will attend the opening night of the 11th bfm Film Festival, at BFI Southbank on Friday 6th November.

The 11th bfm International Film Festival opens with the European premiere of Good Hair, the award-winning film co-written and produced by Chris Rock and runs until 10th November across four venues in London – is the UK’s premier film festival dedicated to celebrating black world cinema.

Nelson George, the executive producer of Good Hair says: “It’s always a pleasure to connect the dots between blacks in American and in the United Kingdom. Though separated by water and history, both groups share the same issues of self-love, insecurity and confidence that ‘Good Hair’ deals with, albeit in a comic matter. Chris Rock has great love for U.K. audiences and is overjoyed to have the film playing in London.

The bfm International Film Festival – funded by ACP Films, Film London and the UK Film Council -will provide audiences with an abundance of opportunities to view a diverse range of some of the most innovative films of either black content or directed and written by black filmmakers.

The five day festival will present over 60 films – dramatic and feature length documentaries – which will be screened across four venues in London.

Something is Killing Tate; (Dir: Leon Lozano); Good Day to be Black and Sexy (Dir: Dennis Dortch) and The Story of Lovers Rock; (Dir: Menelik Shabazz); are just a few of the acclaimed films which will also be showcased.

Other festival highlights include; a selection of post-screening Q&A’s with filmmakers, industry seminars and workshops facilitated by the UK Film Council Channel 4 and Skillset, DJ evenings and the Shorts Awards on closing night.

“This year will see the strongest bfm International Film Festival programme to date, says Nadia Denton, festival director. “The line-up is daring, engaging and inclusive and covers a range of subjects. In addition to the ACP Films funded Caribbean strand – which will see all the participating Trinidadian and Jamaican filmmakers in attendance. 50% of our programme represents films made in the UK, and we are thrilled to be offering a US based scholarship on behalf of the Legacy Media Institute. The 11th bfm International Film Festival has something for everyone.”

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For further information on the bfm Fim Festival, images, interview requests or press accreditation, contact Jenni Asiama at the A.M.A Consultancy on 020 8778 8824 or (e)

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Venue: BFI Southbank
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