Fulton County District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. and Fulton Films will host a film festival to celebrate Black History Month at Wolf Creek Library (3100 Enon Rd, Atlanta, GA 30349) and Metropolitan Library (1332 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310). The films screened at each of the locations on Saturday will highlight the efforts of unsung African Americans from the African diaspora to the 21st century. The film festival will take place over two days and begin with an Opening Reception on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Wolf Creek Library, and the film festival screenings will occur at both Wolf Creek and Metropolitan Libraries on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.
The Opening Reception is to be guest emceed by actor Lamman Rucker. Commissioner Arrington will join the Friends of Wolf Creek to present awards to the winners of the student essay and film competitions. The competition theme is “Why my unsung hero should be celebrated during Black History Month”, and the entries from high school students in Fulton County will be accepted through February 15, 2019. The Opening Reception will feature the screening of Maynard, the documentary about Maynard Jackson Jr., the first black Mayor of a major southern city, Atlanta.
Those seeking more information on this event can reach the office of District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. at www.FultonCommission5.com. The event can be shared on social media via the hashtag #BHFF.