DAY ONE- Arkansas Black Film Expo- Daphne Maxwell Reid
February 9th will focus on film, featuring screenings of work and career of Daphne Maxwell Reid, better known as Aunt Vivian Banks of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Film Expo will showcase three regional/local filmmakers.
Each screening will include Q&A panels with the filmmakers and we’ll end the night with an afterparty with music entertainment. The film expo will be at The Fayetteville Town Center from 6-10pm. Tickets to the film expo are $50. Children under 12 are free for the weekend but will still need a ticket for attendance record.
Support: Lakeisha Harper-Bradley, Justin Stewart, and Kaylynn Richardson
About Daphne Maxwell Reid
Daphne Maxwell Reid is best known as Aunt Vivian from the hit comedy, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”. Her 40-year acting career is still vital with roles on many new television programs including starring and guest-starring roles on TV and in film: Jacqueline & Jilly, Harriet, The Business of Christmas I & II, Trophy Wife, Bel Air, and Fantasy Island.
Presently serving on the following boards, her involvement in the community at large rounds out a full schedule; the Richmond Ballet Board, and the ChildFund International Board.
Daphne Maxwell Reid is an avid photographer of DOORS from around the world and is exhibiting and selling her collection entitled “Daphne Maxwell Reid’s Fresh Prints®” at speaking engagements, art gatherings and on her website: http://www.DaphneMaxwellReid.com. Four beautifully published books of her photographs, “DOORS”, “Opening Closed Doors: Cuba 2015”, “Belgium: Doors Old & New”, and “France”, (accounts of her worldwide journeys to capture the portals) are available on her website. Also available on the website, “Grace, Soul & Motherwit: A Cookbook Spiced with Personal Memories”. She has taken her international door photos and created a fabric from which she makes a limited edition of her beautifully lined tote bags. Daphne collaborated with Stacy Hawkins Adams, a Richmond author of wonderful books, to create a note card collection of Daphne’s photos and Stacy’s thoughtful messages.
In keeping with her desire to express all facets of her creativity, Daphne has launched her custom made, wearable art collection: Chinese silk brocade “toppers” called Daphne Style. She has also created a collection of face masks with removable HEPA filters. Yes, she custom makes them all herself.
6 PM Doors
7-9 PM Film Screenings
9-10 PM Afterparty