IKRFF 2020 Press Release (Nov 20-21 Baldwin Hills Mall) : For Immediate Use

November 20, 2020

November 21, 2020

5:00 PM To 10:00 PM

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008



(323) 864-2656

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Torrence Brannon-reese, MSW | Founding Director

FA-MLI, Inc. 501(c)(3) EIN # 95-4420147


(323) 864-2656



I’ve Known Rivers Drive-In Film Festival: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall


A special gala event benefiting the non-profit Famli Inc., including its signature mentoring/life mastery program, “See a Man Be A Man” is a Los Angeles based award-winning high school curriculum of activities, mentorship, and interventions run by men of color.


For Immediate Use:

Supported by the Los Angeles Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, The 9th annual I’ve Known Rivers Film Festival (IKRFF) of arts, culture & education occurs this November 20 – 21nd, 5PM – 10PM each night and offers an exciting mix of critical documentaries, shorts, and feature-length films focused on the Black experience in America and around the world.  


Due to Covid-19, this year’s festival will be held as a pop-up outdoor drive-in at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall, and all proceeds will benefit the Famli Inc. non-profit efforts. Gates will open nightly at 5PM, and guests are invited to arrive early to enjoy the sunset and order snacks from our food vendors before the films start.  


Our theme this year is “Radical Reconstruction: A Change has Come”. Our keynote film is the award-winning Mr. Soul!  

The film, Mr. Soul (Friday, November 20th, 7:30 PM) captures what is quite possibly, the greatest Black cultural/artistic moments in the history of television! The Soul television show, which aired for five years on Public television from 1968 after the assassination of Dr. King, until 1973, offered a dynamic mix of many of the greatest Black personalities of the day, including, Sidney Potier, Harry Belefonte, Stokley Carmichael, James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni, Muhammad Ali, and so many more! 


For more information, photos, or interview requests, please contact Torrence Brannon-reese, at famlisoul@gmail.com.


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About Famli Inc. 

The Foundation for Arts, Mentoring, Leadership, and Innovation (FA-MLI, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1993 to provide educational, culturally, and artistically relevant programs and services to youth and communities in need. To this end, for the past 7 years, FA-MLI has served its community by currently running as a lean educational platform serving LAUSD’s Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy (High School) in Watts California. 

Find out more about Famli and it’s award-winning “See A Man Be A Man” program at Famlisoul.org



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