The Black Lens program returns to the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival featuring documentary and fiction films by African American filmmakers
Like Cotton Twines
NAME OF FILM: LIKE COTTON TWINES
DIRECTOR(S): Leila Djansi
STARRING: Jay Ellis, Ophelia Dzidzornu, Miranda Bailey, Yvonne Okoro, Luckie Lawson, David Dontoh
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: An African-American volunteer accepts a teaching job in a remote Ghanaian village and is ensnared in a battle between tradition and freedom when he is compelled to save one of his students from becoming a slave to the gods.
The 19th Savannah Film Festival held in downtown Savannah, Georgia, from October 22 to 29, announced the winners of the festival awards. Like Cotton Twine directed by Leila Djansi won the award for Best Narrative Feature
RLJ Entertainment is set to release Leila Djansi’s (Where Children Play) compelling new feature film, Like Cotton Twines which screened in the World Narrative Category at this year’s 2016 Urbanworld Film Festival.
Over 68 films will screen at the 2016 Urbanworld Film Festival taking place September 21 to 25, 2016 at Manhattan’s AMC Empire 25.
The 2016 LA Film Festival today unveiled the official U.S. Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, Nightfall and LA Muse sections lineup. The Festival runs June 1-9, 2016 at the ArcLight Cinemas.