LETHAL WEAPON star Danny Glover is to return as honorary chairman of the INTERNATIONAL BLACK PANTHER FILM FESTIVAL in New York.

The 56-year-old actor - who has also starred in The Color Purple and THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS - was previously the festival's honorary chairman in 2001.

Now in its third year, the festival is set to run between 31 July (03) and 4 August (03) and was founded to spotlight black films with a revolutionary tone.

Co- founder KATHLEEN CLEAVER says, "The festival emphasizes films that convey the spirit of resistance that the youthful Black Panthers and the YOUNG LORDS symbolised."

11/07/2003 19:18