Film Framing

Pam Grier visits the N.C. Black Film Festival

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Actress PAM GRIER visits Wilmington this month to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Carolina Black Film Festival.

The film festival, which marks its twentieth anniversary, takes place May 18-21 at the Cameron Art Museum.

Grier is slated to appear at the event’s opening reception, known as Cinemixer. The night also includes a screening of the 1974 film Foxy Brown, a public Q&A with Grier, and a private meet-and-greet for sponsors and VIP guests.

Grier was born in Winston-Salem and moved to Los Angeles in 1969, becoming a prominent figure in the blaxploitation genre of action movies in the ’70s. She returned to the main screen with Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 Jackie Brown, for which she earned best actress nominations from the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild.

“Pam Grier is an icon in American Cinema and paved the way for black women in the industry,” says festival director CHARLON TURNER EVERETT. “We have wanted to honor her for some time, and not many people realize that she is from North Carolina.”

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