'Jackson 5 in Africa' to close Downtown Fest

Downtown LA Film Fest runs from Aug. 12-22.

"Jackson 5 In Africa," a documentary about the Jackson 5's 1974 tour of Senegal, will have its West Coast premiere at the Closing Night Gala of the 2009 Downtown Film Festival -- L.A. The film will screen twice on Aug. 22 at a venue to be announced.

"We're thrilled at the privilege of being the organization that brings this fascinating film to the West Coast," fest director Greg Ptacek said. "As a film festival committed to showcasing the diversity of cinema, we wanted to honor the memory of Michael Jackson with a fitting motion picture program of fresh material. Our L.A. premiere screening of 'Jackson 5 In Africa' amply fulfills both goals."

Downtown Film Festival -- Los Angeles runs from Aug. 12-22.