We very excited that Dysfunctional Friends could be apart of ABFF
this year for the festivals fifteen year anniversary which is sure to be historic," said the producer and one of the stars of the film Datari Turner.
As a consequence of the Panel's decision above the Panel does not have to express a view on whether or not the ABFF
sanction is proportionate or not.
The festival opened with Screen Gems' Think Like A Man Too, produced by ABFF
alumnus Will Packer (see feature in this issue), and hosted 12 world premieres over the course of the weekend including UP Network's Comeback Dad; Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee, a documentary on the art and activism of Dee and husband-partner Ossie Davis directed by their grandson, Muta'Ali; and Spike Lee's controversial, Kickstarter-financed film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.
founder Jeff Friday recalls when Packer called him to ask for an extension.
There's Roger Bobb, who's the only person to win best film at ABFF
When the film was screened at the Urbanworld Film Festival and the ABFF
, distributors expressed interest in releasing it as a direct-to-video feature.