The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival:: April 18-26

24 Mar

The 2009 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival is happening on April 18 – 26, and will feature the work of UW’s Scott Macklin! Come and enjoy Mr. Macklin’s Film, “Masizake: Building Each Other” and other amazing works! For more information on this festival and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.langstonarts.org/

The 2009 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival promises to bring delightful, provocative and engaging film from around the world bringing its annual eclectic mix of historic and contemporary film. With 9 days of film screenings, workshops and lively gala events, this festival is a feast for the senses, with inspiring post-screening discussion with filmmakers and local experts.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Celia the Queen– (West Coast Premiere) The story of the legendary Afro Cuban Diva Celia Cruz. Partnership with CineSeattle, the Seattle International Latino Film Festival. Filmmaker
Joe Cardona in attendance. Closing night gala follows. http://www.celiathequeen.com

Us: A Love Story– (Seattle Premiere) A beautiful and haunting allegory exploring the relationships between Blacks and Whites. Filmmaker Alrick Brown in attendance. http://www.usalovestory.com

Prince of Broadway– (Seattle Premiere) Sean Baker’s award winning film showcases the underbelly of the wholesale fashion district through the eyes of Lucky and Levon; two immigrant men struggling to confront what is real and what is fake. “Its a hard knock off life.” http://www.princeofbroadway.com

Hip Hop Film Mini-fest. Features B-Girl Be, 206 Zulu by local filmmaker Georgio Brown and
Masizake: Building Each Other by local filmmaker Scott Macklin.

Carmen and Geoffrey– (Seattle Premiere) An intertwined video history that explores the devoted relationship of dancers Geoffrey Holder and Carmen De Lavallade.

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