Commissioner Arrington to Host 2019 Black History Film Festival

2019 Black History Film Festival

Commissioner Arrington to Host 2019 Black History Film Festival

February 14, 2019
Event kicks off with screening of “Maynard” film about Atlanta’s first Black mayor
Fulton County District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington Jr., in conjunction with the Friends of Wolf Creek, Fulton Films, and KISS 104.1 FM, will host a film festival to celebrate Black History Month at Wolf Creek Library (3100 Enon Rd., Atlanta, GA 30349), Metropolitan Library (1332 Metropolitan Pkwy. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310), and ArtsXchange (2148 Newnan St., East Point, GA 30344). The film festival will take place over two days and begin with an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, from 6p.m.–8 p.m. at Wolf Creek Library, and the film festival screenings will occur at Wolf Creek and Metropolitan Atlanta Libraries as well as ArtsXchange on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, starting at noon.

The films screened at each location on Saturday will highlight the unsung heroes and stories African-Americans in the struggle for civil rights and progress in America. Among the subjects of these films are Atlanta civil rights activist Rev. Hosea Williams, baseball in the Negro Leagues, how to trace geneology through Oprah’s journey, and the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis. This event is free and open to the public.

The opening reception is to be hosted by actor Lamman Rucker. Commissioner Arrington will join the Friends of Wolf Creek to present awards to the winners of the essay and film competitions. The opening reception will also feature the screening of Maynard, a critically acclaimed documentary about the life and political legacy of the late Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson.  

Those seeking more information on this event can reach the office of District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington Jr. at or The event can be shared on social media via the hashtag #2019BHFF.