ATLANTA, GA (July 31, 2019) – The BronzeLens Film Festival, which is being held August 21st – 25th in Atlanta, GA, will kick off its 10th annual festivities with a special, opening-night screening of the new film Don’t Let Go on August 21st at Landmark Cinema (931 Monroe Drive). Festival attendees will have the opportunity to see a sneak preview of the thriller before it hits movie theaters on August 30th. Don’t Let Go stars David Oyelowo (Selma) and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time) and was directed by Jacob Estes (Mean Creek). In the film, detective Jack Radcliff (Oyelowo) gets a shocking phone call from his recently murdered niece Ashley (Reid). Working together across time, they race to solve her murder before it can happen.
The Don’t Let Go screening is just one of many special events that the 10th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival will feature. The schedule also includes the BronzeLens Women SuperStars Luncheon, the BronzeLens Awards Show, the Sunday Brunch with the Brothers and the Cinema and Social Justice Sunday Screening, in addition to various screenings, panel discussions, workshops and nightlife events.
Celebrating a milestone tenth year, the BronzeLens Film Festival is one of the premiere film festivals supporting independent films, filmmakers, and industry professionals of color. Throughout its decade-long history, BronzeLens has hosted and honored both well-established and emerging talent including filmmakers/producers, Ava DuVernay, Roger Bobb, Will Packer, Rob Hardy, Suzanne de Passe, film and television executives, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Connie Orlando, and actors Queen Latifah, Lynn Whitfield, Margaret Avery, Issa Rae, Keith David and Lamman Rucker. Additionally, the festival has the prestigious distinction of being an Academy Awards® qualifying festival in the Shorts category. This year’s festival will showcase nearly 100 films, which were created on six different continents and cover nine languages.
About the BronzeLens Film Festival
BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia, is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009, that is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. Its mission is two-fold: to promote Atlanta as the new film mecca for people of color, and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers. Since its inception, BronzeLens producers have brought national and worldwide attention to Atlanta, helping to showcase the city as a leader in the thriving film industry.
2019 BronzeLens Sponsors include BET Networks, WarnerMedia (Turner, WB, HBO, Otter), BETHer, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Dihvinely Konnected Productions, City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, AARP-Georgia, Fulton County Film Commission, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Georgia Film Office, Southern Company Gas, Dekalb Entertainment Commission, Georgia Power, AEE Productions, Bobbcat Films Studio, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, Entertainment Partners/Movie Magic, IslandJon Vodka, Talero Tequila, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and The Sai Sai Group, Inc. Media Partners (Rolling Out, WSB-TV Atlanta, WAOK, Oz Publishing, and THEA).