Inaugural Celebration of Black Cinema

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A first of its kind event at House of Blues in Los Angeles

The event honored achievements both in front of and behind the camera from films such as ‘42,’ ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,’ ‘12 Years A Slave,’ ‘Lee Daniels’
The Butler
,’ ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘The Best Man Holiday’ and many more.”

Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega and Judith Hill (from the critically-acclaimed
documentary ‘20 Feet From Stardom’) performed a selection of songs as a special tribute at the
event. ‘20 Feet From Stardom’ was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary
Feature in 2014, and was on the Academy Awards Short List for Best Documentary Feature.

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