Thursday, April 26, 2007

Blaxploitation films: Friday, April 27


We are coming down to the final days of our little gem of a festival with a one-two weekend punch sure to please all audiences!

Friday is packed! Take the afternoon off and join us for a long lunch matinee featuring the world premiere of David Walker's Uncle Tom's Apartment @ 12:30. Order lunch and we'll bring it to your seat. Plays with American Red and Black, Through Martha's eyes and The Hardest Part.

Then, go home and get your Afro wig and join us for a Blackbuster evening when Walker presents Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered and Shafted. This riveting documentary features all the favorites from the heyday of Blaxploitation - Ron O'Neal, Pam Grier, Fred Williamson all talk about how blaxploitation films saved an ailing hollywood machine.

And screw your wig on tight, cause the Hip Shakin' Papa is here! RUDY RAY MOORE IS DOLEMITE. He will join us at the Royal Esquire Club tonight at 9:00 PM to screen his latest world premiere film Dolemite Explosion.

Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered, Shafted & Dolemite Explosion
Date: Tonight!
Time: 7PM and 9PM
Location: Langston Hughes & Royal Esquire Club
More info: 206.326.1088 or 206.684.4758

Saturday and Sunday at Langston Hughes

Join us for a weekend variety of films that are sure to satisfy! Saturday features an animation workshop with Shawnelle and Shawnee Gibbs of Adopted by Aliens , an African Film Marathon and the premiere of White Lies, Black Sheep with AFROPUNK director James Spooner and featuring Seattle native, Ayinde Howell.

Sunday features S. Pearl Sharp as she presents her beautiful film about the effects of the middle passage titled, the Healing Passage. The festival closes with the poignant documentary and an old fashioned barbecue picnic sponsored by Jones Barbecue. $10 gets you a film-The Federation of Black Cowboys, a meal, courtesy of Jones Barbecue, and a chance to meet a real live Black cowboy! Truly a family treat!

Saturday and Sunday
DATE: Saturday and Sunday
TIME: check schedule for times
LOCATION: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
MORE: Call 206.326.1088 or Langston @ 206.684.4758