I'm expecting a full press release on this sooner than later, but in the meantime, lifted directly from the American Black Film Festival's website, here's the lineup for the festival's 2012 narrative and documentary feature film selections; you'll notice several familiar titles covered previously on S&A, like Better Mus' Come, Elza (photo above), The Last Fall, LUV, Ties That Bind, The Undershepherd, and Soul Food Junkies (which I noted is one of the 2012 titles we're excited about here on S&A).

Si if you've yet to see any of these titles (I've seen a handful of them), here's your next opportunity to do so, in lovely South Beach, FL, next month. The festival runs from June 20 to 23.

We'll return to highlight any new titles that we haven't previously profiled.

Still to be announced are the short film competition and webisode finalists.


BETTER MUS' COME Jamaica 104 min Written and directed by Storm Saulter, Produced by Paul Bucknor

THE DARK PARTY USA 94 min Written by William Wells, Kadeem Hardison, Salenta Baisden and Terry Wilkerson Produced by Terry Wilkersen, Deji LaRay, Salenta Baisden and William Wells Directed by Kadeem Hardison

ELZA France 82 min Written by Mariette MonPierre and Mama Keita, Produced and directed by Mariette MonPierre

THE LAST FALL USA 95 min Written and directed by Matthew Cherry, Produced by Nikki Love

LUV USA 90 min Written by Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson, Produced by Datari Turner and Jason Berman, Directed by Sheldon Candis

TIES THAT BIND USA 106 min Written and Directed by Leila Djansi, Produced by Dave Harper

THE UNDERSHEPHERD USA 106 min Written, produced and directed by Russ Parr


THE CONTRADICTIONS OF FAIR HOPE 2012 USA 67 min Written by Rockell Metcalf, Produced by S. Epatha Merkerson Directed by S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf

FORCE M.D.s RELIVED 2012 USA 98 min Written by Antoine Elliott, Rodney Lundy, Produced by Rodney Lundy Directed by Frazier Prince

THINK NFL, LOVE DAD (The DeSean Jackson Story) 2012 USA 107 min Produced by Byron Jackson, DeSean Jackson and Kip Konwiser Co-directed by Byron Jackson and Kern Konwiser

SOUL FOOD JUNKIES 2012 USA 63 min Written and directed by Byron Hurt, Produced by Lisa Durden