LADIES' NIGHT / Dole (The Doll); In Our Heads About Our Hair
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 at 7:00 p.m. LADIES' NIGHT (BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!)
DOLE / The Doll (Uganda/USA, 2012; 5 min.,) with guest filmmaker Dorothy Sekebira. Pacific NW filmmaker.
MISS DEVINE (USA , 3 min.) by the Rauch Brothers. Cousins James Ransom and Cherie Johnson recall their formidable Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine, the only woman who scared them more than their grandmother. Set in the small Florida town of the cousins' memories, this animation will have you laughing out loud as the cousins remember the fearsome Miss Devine.
IN OUR HEADS ABOUT OUR HAIR (USA, 2012; 79 min.) Directed by Hemamset Angaza. Seattle premiere.
A documentary that examines with candor and humor Black women's issues regarding hair and self-esteem, and advocates for the acceptance of all hairstyle choices. Included are interviews with: Melba Tolliver, the nation's first Black network TV news anchor; Farah Jasmine Griffin, historian and Columbia University professor, environmental activist Majora Carter, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill (host of Our World with Black Enterprise), author and activist Asha Bandele, celebrity makeup artist Roxanna Floyd, TV personality Abiola Abrams and many others.
The film also features informal discussions in salons, commentary from men in the street, natural-hair fashion shows and a poetry performance. Audiences will meet a cancer survivor, women bald by choice, women from other countries and women whose faith dictates that hair never be seen. They all address history, identity, and the notion of "good" and "bad" hair.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (View)
104 - 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|