Ave Montague

 

 

Age: 64

 

Summary: founder and longtime artistic director of the San Francisco Black Film Festival who became a vital force on the black cultural scene known for the persistence with which she helped to promote the annual arts event that recognizes achievements in the cinematic work of budding black indie filmmakers, actors, and actresses in feature-length films and documentaries from around the globe, who had publicized many artists and nonprofit groups over the years, including the United Negro College Fund, the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, the Bay Area Journalists Association, and Oakland Ensemble theaters.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: September 19, 1944

 

Died: January 24, 2009

 

Location: San Francisco, California