Celebrating it’s tenth year, the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival opens Saturday, April 13 and goes through April 21. The nine day festival is put on by the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center at their newly renovated home in the Central District. Along with feature length films and short, the festival is also holding workshops and community events. This year, the festival takes a look back with a 30th anniversary screening of the sci-fi classic Brother from Another Planet, and a look forward with a presentation of actor/director Robert Townsend’s newest independent film In the Hive.
The 8th annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival kicked off this past weekend and will run through Sunday, May 8. The films screened so far have done well, with last night’s showing of local film 23rd and Union selling out (an additional screening has been added on Wednesday, May 4 at 9 pm). You can catch all the films at Central Cinema with the exception of the closing day schedule, which will screen at Garfield High Schools’ Quincy Jones Theater. Make sure to see some of the great films at LHAAFF this week while you can. Highlights include the Seattle soul documentary Wheedle’s Groove, a brunch event with filmmakers at the Northwest African American Museum, and the closing night film Butterfly Rising (directed by True Blood actress Tanya Wright). Check out the full schedule here.
This year will mark the 8th annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival in Seattle. The festival spotlights dozens of feature-length and short films by independent filmmakers, and the rare opportunity to chat face-to-face with filmmakers, industry professionals and Seattle leadership. Festival passes and tickets are now on pre-sale and the full schedule with show times, locations and film synopses is posted online. The festival takes place from April 30 – May 8 and will feature outstanding films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, as well as world premieres! Check out the website link above for all the festival details.