Directed by Rafael Flores. (Docudrama/37 minutes/USA/2011) Filmmaker in attendance.
A docudrama interweaving real interviews with fictional characters to investigate the 2008 murder of Degene Berecha at his popular Seattle restaurant, 'Philly Cheese Steak'. The director was a friend of the victim and and knew mutual acquaintances of the convicted murderer. Interviews with a wide range of people who knew each man help interpret the circumstances that led to the shooting.The film examines gentrification and the tensions between young African-American men, Ethiopian immigrants, and gay couples in Seattle's Central District. Filmmaker Rafael Flores in attendance.
Learn more about the film here: http://www.langstonarts.org/?page_id=2271
See the film's trailer here: http://youtu.be/DGhCRAhz-Vk
Screens with "Is that Me?" by Elijah Hasan. IS THAT ME? Directed by Elijah Hasan. (Experimental narrative/5 minutes/2010/Seattle premiere/general audience) A young man leaves his house one day. As he surveys the neighborhood, he's quite pleased with everything he sees - until he sees himself.
1411 21st Ave ( 21st @ Union St)
Seattle, WA 98144