Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) kicked off Thursday with the world premiere of the family comedy Love Jacked, and it continues through Feb. 19 with 170-plus new films from more than 40 countries. Seventy-five fine artists also are participating in what's touted as the largest black film festival and the largest Black History Month celebration in the United States. A #Talk4Reel panel series debuts this year. There's a stand-up comedy showcase on Feb. 15, a fashion show Feb. 18 and the U.S. premiere of The Forgiven, starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana, closing the fest on Feb. 18.
The 26th annual