Los Angeles (01/14/07) – “The 23rd Psalm” will have its festival premiere February 16th, 7:20 p.m. at the 2007 Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles at the AMC Magic Johnson 15 Theaters, located in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
The film’s cast includes former Pan-American Games medalist turned actor Arnita Champion (aka Arnita Epps, Arnita Myricks, Arnita Epps-Myricks), former ABC Walt Disney Screenwriting Fellowship Award Winner Markhum Stansbury Jr. and Mister Jones, co-star of the American and German independent hit “The Riff”.
With an attendance of over 200,000 people for the film and arts festival, PAFF (http://www.paff.org) is the largest and most prestigious Black film festival in North America. Each year PAFF screens over 150 films from the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean, South America, the South Pacific, Europe and Canada.
Known for showcasing new films first, past Pan African Film Festival features have included box office and award-winning hits: “Ray”, “Lackawanna Blues”, “Love Jones”, “Redemption”, “Love & Basketball”, “Crazy As Hell”, “Kingdom Come”, “The Brothers”, “Gridlock’d”, and last year’s Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Film, “Tsotsi”.
Produced by Cornelius Booker III and Christopher C. Odom, “The 23rd Psalm” (http://www.psalm23movie.com) marks the first edition in a series of High-Definition faith-based features for their banner Odom-Booker Entertainment. Christopher C. Odom, a graduate of the UCLA Master of Fine Arts Program in Screenwriting and the film’s Writer/Director, also served as the film’s Cinematographer.
Being one of the first features shot on the JVC Pro HD GY-HD100U 720/24p HDV Cinema Camera, “The 23rd Psalm”, will be screened at PAFF in digital projection.
Tickets for “The 23rd Psalm” will be available online in February at http://www.paff.org/html/paff_store.php .