We're a bit miffed!  A seven-foot-tall shrimp keeps stealing the covers!
We're a bit miffed! A seven-foot-tall shrimp keeps stealing the covers!

WED 14 Here's a trick question: Where did the American Black Film Festival originate? In Mexico? Whaaa? Yes. Before American was added to the title, the festival took place in Acapulco -- quite a drive for the local filmmaker or movie fan. So it's our good fortune that the ABFF moved to Miami, where it kicks off its eighth year tonight. The festival aims to promote films that transcend "stereotypical portrayals of black and urban lifestyles." The five-day event features awards ceremonies, screenings, entertainment, workshops, and cocktails. After a 5:30 p.m. welcoming reception at the Lincoln Theater (541 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach), judging begins at 7:45 with an HBO short film competition. The festival runs through July 18 at various locations in Miami Beach. Visit www.abff.com.

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