2017 LHAAFF 1-OPENING NIGHT:
DIVINE part l Dir. Kiana Harris 0:02:48 United States
Reclaiming the narrative of femme blackness from a non-exploitative analysis. Reflexions of body positivity and non- exploitative visuals is a start to healing the inferiority complex. An absence of this is a structure of devaluing ones self. Imagery, however, is one of many roads to, black feminist liberation.
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD Dir. Angelique Molina 0:26:36 United States
"There goes the neighborhood" intimately follows an extended Black family of View Park, California as they experience demographic changes and reflect on their shifting community.
REVERSE:A POETIC THRILLER Dir. Johnny Dutch 0:07:55 United States
Reverse is a poetry film about a college professor who uses spoken word and his intellectual acuity to warn off a thief late at night.
PADLOCK MEN Dir. Lewis T. Powell 0:16:25 United States
86 yr. old Barber Walter Posey Fodrell on his last day to live shares a memoir of a historically unknown secret pact between John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King & Malcolm X that sparked one of the greatest untold stories in Civil Rights history. This story is the genesis of what became a gritty stalwart band of Secret Civil Rights Soldiers known as the 'PADLOCK MEN'
LAST STOP Dir. Prentice Dupins 0:24:18 United States
Last Stop is the story of Benjamin Wilson, a young African American male and his struggle to go on living. A veteran suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Benjamin has given up on life and his family. He seeks solace in the family cemetery as he gathers the courage to end his life. As he pours out his despair and a bottle of whiskey in tribute to friends and beloved family members, Benjamin finds himself inexplicably transported back to 1860. He now must fight to survive the night as a runaway slave.
90 Days Dir. Nathan Hale Williams, Jennia Fredrique Aponte 0:19:30 United States
90 DAYS confronts the realities surrounding living and loving with HIV. Written and directed by Jennia Frederique Aponte and Nathan Hale Williams, The cast includes Teyonah Parris (Survivors Remorse, Mad Men, Chi-Raq, Dear White People) as Jessica, Nic Few (The Chadwick Journals, Gideons Cross) as Taylor, and Rodney Chester (Noahs Arc) as Kyle. Executive Produced by Jussie Smollett and Sol Aponte.
Filmmakers Jennia Aponte, Nathan Hale Williams and Sol Aponte will join the audience for a post screening discussion.
Langston Hughes Perfoming Arts Institute (View)
107 17th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98122
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|