The 23rd Psalm Sweeps The San Diego Black Film Festival

The 23rd Psalm Sweeps The San Diego Black Film Festival

Los Angeles (02/03/07) – Arguably, the most buzzed about “truly independent” Black Film of 2007, The 23rd Psalm, lived up to it’s hype at its first public screening by winning three awards, including the San Diego Black Film Festival’s highest honor, at its freshmen entrée into the festival circuit:

Winner, Best Film, Director Christopher C. Odom, The 23rd Psalm

Winner, Best Lead Actor, Markhum Stansbury, Jr., The 23rd Psalm

Winner, Best Supporting Actor, Arnita Champion, The 23rd Psalm

As the audience became engaged with the story, people began talking to the screen, “oh my God, she’s crazy”, “he’s a liar”. There were many teary eyes during the emotional scenes as well as deep guffaws during the humorous moments. One festival participant, Rick Bartlett of San Diego, even reported that The 23rd Psalm, “healed” his back problem while watching the movie.

The next festival screening of The 23rd Psalm will take place on Friday, February 16th, 2007 at 7:20 pm during the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles at Magic Johnson’s Theater. For more information and details about The 23rd Psalm, you may visit the film’s official website at

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