More Than Entertainment Mario Van Peebles "Outlaw Posse" 'Edutainment' Slated at SF Black Film Fest
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San Francisco native, Mario Van Peebles, comes home to the San Francisco Black Film Festival with three powerful films screening at the Kabuki & The San Francisco Main Library. Perfect Political Food for Thought in U.S. Presidential Election Year!

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San Francisco's Own Mario Van Peebles Comes Back to the Bay Joining the  2024 San Francisco Black Film Festival with the screenings of "Outlaw Posse," "Panther," and "Armed"

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The San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF) proudly announces the participation of acclaimed filmmaker and actor Mario Van Peebles in its 2024 edition. Van Peebles will present three of his powerful films, "Outlaw Posse," "Panther,"  and  "Armed" showcasing his unique cinematic vision and commitment to social justice.

"We are so pleased to have Mario Van Peebles join us and the Van Peebles legacy is embedded in San Francisco and the San Francisco Black Film Festival, said Cree Ray, San Francisco Black Film Festival Executive Director.  "It's a full circle experience, Melvin Van Peebles was honored by my grandmother Ave Montague, founder of the San Francisco Black Film Festival in 1998; In 2011, two of Mario's films "Things Fall Apart," starring 50 Cent, Lynn Whitfield, and the late  Ray Liotta, "Redemption Road" with Tom Skerritt, Morgan Simpson, Kiele Sanchez, Taryn Manning and late actors Michael Clarke Duncan and Luke Perry, kicked off my Dad, Kali O'Ray's successful leadership of the San Francisco Black Film Festival and now a film with Mario and his son Mandela Van Peebles is once again affirming the San Francisco Black Film Festival, with our social justice foundation, 'Healing the World One Film at A Time,' added Ray.

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"Outlaw Posse"  Saturday, 16th at the Kabuki Theater, 3:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. with live in person Q & A with Mario Van Peebles, 8-9 p.m. after  "Panther "screening

Kicking off the third day of the festival at the Kabuki Theater, 1881 Post Street in San Francisco, SFBFF will screen Mario Van Peebles' "Outlaw Posse." This highly anticipated film blends the Western genre with a profound social message, exploring themes of racial justice and redemption. "Outlaw Posse" is set in the post-Civil War era, following a group of African American cowboys as they seek justice in a lawless land. The film not only entertains but also highlights the often-overlooked contributions of Black individuals in American history. Watch the trailer for "Outlaw Posse": (

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