Black History Month

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February 04, 2007|By [LORI SEARS]

Celebrate Black History Month at the Urban Film Series Tour's Film and Discussion Series in Washington on Wednesday through Feb. 11. More than 20 urban-themed feature films, short films and young-adult films, including The Tenants, starring Snoop Dogg (pictured at right) and Dylan McDermott, will be screened at the festival, which is presented by Next Generation Awareness Foundation. The event also features panel discussions, poetry readings, book signings and more. Guests scheduled to appear include filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, musician Roy Ayers, actress Yvette Freeman, actor Joseph Marcel and NBA player and poet Etan Thomas.

The five-day festival takes place 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday at Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. N.W.; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Thursday at Bohemian Caverns, 2001 11th St. N.W.; 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday at Regal Cinema Gallery Place, 707 Seventh St. N.W.; noon-9 p.m. Saturday at Regal Cinema and 9 p.m.-close at Bohemian Caverns; and 7:30 p.m.-close Feb. 11 at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. S.W. Tickets are $10-$55 per session or $88-$135 for a festival pass. For tickets or theater locations, call 202-409-7240 or go to urbanfilmseries.com.

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