FRIDAY, APRIL 27
12:30 PM: LONG LUNCH MATINEE $7 / $2 age 12 and under
AMERICAN RED & BLACK: STORIES OF AFRO-NATIVE IDENTITY
This moving documentary follows Vella, a self-identified African-American, as she researches and reflects on her Native American heritage. People of African American and Native American family backgrounds share their personal perspectives on Native American and African interactions, past & present. Director: Alicia Woods (local). 39 min.
THROUGH MARTHA'S EYES
Historical drama about a female slave's experiences at an Indian Mission school in "Bloody Kansas", 1856. The storyline alludes to the deadly battles over slave/free territory during this painful period of American history. Seattle premiere. The film will be aired in selected PBS markets across the USA this autumn. Director: Chuck Cranston. 42 min.
THE HARDEST PART
Short and sweet, this NYC drama about friendship and first love features a then-unknown Seth Gilliam (The Wire). Film by Mike D. (Mike Dennis) of ReelBlack, Philadephia. 11 min.
UNCLE TOM'S APARTMENT (rough cut)
Two abandoned White children appeal to their Black godfather for help. Directed by Portland, OR-based filmmaker David Walker, who is in Seattle to present this and his Blaxploitation documentary. 80 min.