Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is presenting its first ever Smithsonian African American Film Festival (AAFF) – October 24-27 in Washington, D.C.

According to the website, AAFF is a multi-day cinematic experience celebrating African American visual culture and film. Historic movies alongside contemporary works by some of the brightest emerging and veteran filmmakers will be featured including Oscar winner Barry Jenkins and the incomparable Julie Dash.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with filmmakers and talent of more than 80 films as well as attend screenings, talkbacks and master classes.

According to S&A, Netflix is partnering with AAFF to present the documentary Quincy, which chronicles the life and career of music icon – Quincy Jones.

“The museum is pleased to collaborate with Netflix in order to explore important moments in the history of America through the African American lens,” said founding director Lonnie G. Bunch III. “We are pleased the first production of Netflix is a film that honors Quincy Jones, whose creativity and commitment to racial justice is an example of the best of America.”

Click here for tickets and watch a sneak peek of the featured films below:

Photo Credit: aafilmfest.si.edu

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