Film series focuses on black experience


The third annual African-American Film Festival opens tonight at 8 at the Baltimore Museum of Art with "Oreos With Attitude" and "Touki Bouki."

"Oreos" is the story of black urban professionals who decide to adopt a white child to promote racial harmony. "Touki Bouki" follows the adventures of a young African couple who dream of going to Paris. After the screenings Dr. Mbye Cham, professor of African-American history at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and actress Miriam Niang are to lead a discussion.

Tomorrow at 8 p.m. is the screening of "Tongues Untied," an account of Black gay life, and "Anemone Me," a story of a young blind body builder.

The series continues with "Murder in Harlem," June 13, the Baltimore premiere of "Camp at Thiaroye," June 14, "Ganja and Hess," June 20, and "Small Time," June 21.

The series, sponsored by the Baltimore Film Forum, the Joshua Johnson Council and WEAA-FM, celebrates the role of Africans and African-Americans in movie making. Tickets are $5 for the general public. Details: 889-1993.

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