The African-American Film Critics Association To Launch “Celebration Of Hip-Hop Cinema” Event


This esteemed organization is taking a look back at two of cinema’s most critically-acclaimed movies.

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is set to create an event which will commemorate the 25th anniversary of New Jack City and Boyz N The Hood. Equipped with a concert, the association plans to take an in-depth journey on how hip-hop has changed Hollywood.

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“Hip-Hop has had a global impact on pop culture and influenced millions around the world,” says AAFCA President/Co-Founder, Gil Robertson in a press release. “And it’s impact on Hollywood has been a major game changer in front and behind the camera and at the box office.”

The celebration will also award those game changers involved in shaping and critiquing the dynamics of Hollywood. The recipients entail everyone from directors to film critics including John Singleton, Jeff Clanagan, Lebron James, Plan B and Manohla Dargis.

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“The influence Hip-Hop has had on Hollywood has never been fully realized or celebrated,” said AAFCA Co-Founder/Fox-TV critic Shawn Edwards in the same press release. “The genius and power of the culture has helped to produce a new genre of cinema and introduced the world to a new crop of filmmakers who all had new stories from a different perspective to share. It has more than paid off financially and critically.”

The awards ceremony will occur on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, Calif.