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LHAAFF: The New Black with Sistah Sinema (LGBTQ Feature Film Followed by Panel Discussion)
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Seattle, WA
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LHAAFF: The New Black with Sistah Sinema (LGBTQ Feature Film Followed by Panel Discussion)
Me & You, USA, 2012, 3 min (World Premiere)

On May 25, 1971, Jackie Miller and her husband brought home their son, Scott, whom they adopted. 37 years later, Scott brought his mother to StoryCorps, where they shared a conversation about Jackie's decision to adopt him, their profound love for one another, and Scott's trepidation at what the future holds. Suitable for a general audience.

The New Black, USA, 2013, 75 min

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community's institutional pillarthe black church and reveals the Christian right wing's strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.

The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community. Suitable for a general audience.

Followed by panel discussion.

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Location

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (View)
104 17th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98144
United States


Categories

Film > Festivals
Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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