WELCOME to the 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival!

HBFF 2013 will be screening an Official Selection of 73 films at the Ricardo Montalban Theater, located at 1615 N. Vine St, Hollywood CA 90028.

HBFF 2013’s INFOTAINMENT CONFERENCE takes place at the W Hotel Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028 and features a wealth of informational panels and workshops covering a wide variety of topics which include: film production, distribution and marketing, pitching, writing for television and film, in addition to specific programs designed to inform and educate actors. 

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Individual Panel Tickets (W Hotel Hollywood) - $30, plus fee
Individual Screening Tickets (Ricardo Montalban Theater) - $15, including fee

Schedule Subject to Change 

Sunday, October 6 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete / Closing Night Film & Filmmaker Awards

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Closing Night Gala Ticket $42, including fees 



"The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" will close out the 13th annual edition of HBFF on Sunday, October 6, 7pm at the Montalban Theater, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA. HBFF 2013 runs October 2 -6, and features an inspiring line up of films, panels, panelists, and special events. 

Directed by George Tillman, Jr. and written by Michael Starrbury, Codeblack Films' "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" stars Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Jennifer Hudson(Dreamgirls), Golden Globe and EMMY® Award winner Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Quantum of Solace), Skylan BrooksEthan Dizon, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks(Sparkle), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje(Thor: The Dark World) and Anthony Mackie(Runner Runner, Pain & Gain). Jana Edelbaum, Rachel Cohen and Bob Teitel produced the film with Alicia Keys, Susan Lewis, Clay Floren, Aimee Shieh, Julio Depietro, Keith Kjarval, Mary Vernieu, and Amy Nauiokas executive producing. The film also features new music by Grammy® Award-winning multiplatinum recording artist Alicia Keys. 

"The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" is a beautifully observed and tremendously moving film about salvation through friendship and the way transformation sometimes can happen just by holding on long enough. During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister's (Skylan Brooks) hard-living mother (Jennifer Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete (Ethan Dizon) alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister's vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude.  

Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company, will release the film in select theaters on October 11. Visit www.MisterandPeteMovie.com for film information & updates. Follow the social conversation at #MisterAndPete. 

The festival after-party will be held immediately following the screening at Station Hollywood, The W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA.

Sunday October 6, 2013 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

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