Larenz Tate, Larron Tate and Lahmard Tate Headline XL Fest in August

It’s time to circle August 15 through the 18th on your calendar. Brothers Larenz Tate, Larron Tate & Lahmard Tate will headline this year’s XL Film Fest in Chicago.

Actor Larenz Tate is best known for his roles in classic films like Menace to Society (1993) Dead Presidents (1995) and love jones (1997). He currently is known for his role as Councilman Rashad Tate, the Starz original crime drama series, Power, co-produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

Here’s a recent chat with Larenz about his most iconic roles

Lahmard Tate is also featured in the hit show, and its sequel, Power Book II: Ghost and often lauded for his hilarious performances in movies such as Barbershop, the cult classic Don’t Be A Menace To Society and Janky Promoters alongside Ice Cube and Mike Epps.

Larron currently runs Tate Men Entertainment, a growing multi-media company committed to offering quality content for film, television and digital platforms. Their current slate of projects include the indie film “Beta Test” and the feature film “Deuces,” alongside Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Productions which is presently on Netflix. They have a hit, scripted audio series with Laurence Fishburne’s company, Cinema Gypsy, that is on iTunes and Spotify. Their next film, “Business Ethics” filmed in Toronto, Canada is currently in post-production.

XL Fest is on its way to becoming a premier storytelling festival in Chicago. After launching with Robert Townsend & Louis Carr last summer, XL scales to take over 9 venues in Hyde Park Aug 15-18.

Activities include 50+ speakers, awards ceremony, screenings, panels, workshops, art galleries, wellness lounges, Shure podcast studio, and gaming room.

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