Robert Townsend Coming to BCAF2017

Photo courtesy Robert Townsend
Photo courtesy Robert Townsend

The Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) is pleased to announce motion picture actor, producer and director Robert Townsend as special guest at BCAF2017 in San Francisco.1

The talented actor, producer and director has made an indelible mark in Hollywood with an extensive list of credits.  Townsend wrote, produced, directed and starred in his own first film, Hollywood Shuffle, a satire depicting the trials and tribulations of black actors in Hollywood. His list of film and TV credits includes Eddie Murphy Raw, The Meteor Man, The Five Heartbeats, MTV’s Carmen: A Hip Hopera, Fox TV’s Parent Hood, and Showtime’s 10,000 Black Men Named George to name a few.

Townsend has been nominated for well over 30 Film awards.

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Townsend as Meteor Man

His 1993 film, The Meteor Man, in which he wrote, directed and starred as an inner-city young man turned superhero, spurred the creation of the Marvel Comics’ character Meteor Man, along with a comic book series of the same name.

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Marvel Comics

Townsend is slated to be featured in conversation with 2016 Eisner Award winning author and media & film scholar Frances Gateward in Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library on Sunday, January 15, with a screening of The Meteor Man on Monday, January 16, at the BCAF Expo at Yerba Buena Gardens.
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1. Guest’s appearance subject to confirmed scheduling.

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The Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) celebrates African Americans’ creativity in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. The two-day event includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more. A partnership with the San Francisco Public Library, BCAF is a festival of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation and is part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations in San Francisco. In 2015 USA Today's editors and readers selected BCAF as one of the ten best art festivals in the U.S.

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