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Fred Hammond and Felonious Munk to Appear at the 2017 Capital City Black Film Festival

Fred Hammond

Fred Hammond to Appear at the 2017 Capital City Black Film Festival

Austin, TX — The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) today announced that writer, director, producer and Grammy-winning gospel music legend Fred Hammond; and Felonious Munk, comedian, actor, writer and social commentator; are among the special guests appearing at this year’s film festival.

On Saturday, August, 19th at 4:00pm, CCBFF will present, “A Conversation with Fred Hammond,” including an extended trailer featuring never-before-seen footage of Hammond’s new film, “The Choir.” This is not the first move from stage to screen for the multi-talented artist; Hammond was Executive Producer of the 2005 film, “The Gospel,” starring Boris Kojo, Nona Gaye, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker and Martha Munizzi. After the extended trailer screening of “The Choir,” film fans will engage in a talkback session with Hammond about his movie.

On Saturday, August, 19th at 8:00pm, the 5th Annual Capital City Black Film Festival Awards will be hosted by celebrated comedian Felonious Munk, whose standup is in demand across the country. This is the first Austin appearance for Munk, who has headlined legendary venues such as Second City, The Laugh Factory and the New York Comedy Club.

“To have artists of the caliber of Fred Hammond and Felonious Munk participate in this year’s festival is a tremendous honor,” said Winston G. Williams, Executive Director of the Capital City Black Film Festival. “This is the beauty of CCBFF: whether well known, like Fred and Felonious, or soon to be well known, like the filmmakers who attend, all are welcome as part of the CCBFF family.”

Festival passes and individual event tickets are currently on sale for CCBFF 2017, taking place Thursday, August 17th, through Sunday, August 20th, at the Austin Convention Center (4th Floor) in Austin, Texas. To purchase passes and tickets, go to www.ccbff.eventbrite.com.

 

About Capital City Black Film Festival
The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF), celebrating its 5th Anniversary from August 17th–20th, 2017, showcases the best in new Black independent film from the brightest minds in filmmaking. One of the fastest growing film festivals in the region, CCBFF presents screenings, special events and exciting opportunities for people to experience the brilliant works of artists and filmmakers of color from across the globe. Festival passes and individual event tickets can be purchased at www.ccbff.eventbrite.com. For more information about the Capital City Black Film Festival, please visit www.capcitybff.com.

 

PRESS CONTACT:
Glynnis Woolridge
Capital City Black Film Festival
gewoolridge@capcitybff.com
(512) 831-0031


 

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