(LOS ANGELES) – The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), in association with some of the nation’s leading libraries, will commemorate the cinematic legacy of Prince with a series of special screenings and panel discussions that showcase his career in film.
“Prince was one of the few Black musicians who enjoyed success in cinema,” said AAFCA President Gil Robertson. “His aptitude as a visual artist was stunning and continues to be influential today. It is both a privilege and an honor to share his cinematic works with our community partners around the country.”
During his lifetime, the iconic entertainer, who died on April 21, 2016, starred in four films: Under The Cherry Moon, Sign Of The Times, Grafitti Bridge and highly-lauded Purple Rain.
AAFCA’s “Celebration of Prince in Cinema” will take place on April 29th beginning at 4 p.m., at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale.
Our library is delighted to host the Cinematic Legacy of Prince Celebration,” said Elaina Norlin, Regional Library Manager. “Last year we hosted a Prince cultural celebration with music and dancing that brought together over 150 fans from all over the country.”