Wednesday, April 23, 2008

THANK YOU for your support!

2008 Festival: A Community Success
The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center's Fifth Annual African American Film Festival was an amazing gathering of films, artists and community. We were all transformed in each others' company and moved by the power of cinema to bring us all closer together.

Art defines a person and a people. It effects all who participate. In 9 days, Langston's Film Festival ran the gamut from serious to funny, from fiction to reality, from short to long, from local to international, from first efforts to epics from seasoned masters. And the collective effect: we talked, we laughed, we cried, we cheered, we questioned, and we were together as a community.

A big thank you to all who made this event possible.
See you in September for the Underground Railroad Film Series.

1st prize - TIE: THIS IS THE LIFE, Ava DuVernay and PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL, Gini Reticker
Honorable mention - TIE: DEATH OF TWO SONS Directed by Micah Shaffer and produced by Alrick Brown and I’M THROUGH WITH WHITE GIRLS by Jennifer Sharp

1st prize: MORNING DUE by Barbara Allen
Honorable mention: SOMETHING IS KILLING TATE by Leon Lozano
Honorable mention: LALIBELA by Sentayahu Mengesha

1st place: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by Eddie Smith
Honorable mention: WOMEN TOGETHER AS ONE by Gilda Sheppard
Honorable mention: YOKES AND CHAINS by Michael Lienau

Monday, April 7, 2008

Festival Schedule and Ticket Sales are now live!

Please visit our website,, for a full festival schedule and online ticket sales. You may also purchase tickets at the box office an hour before each screening or workshop begins. THe box office is on the ground floor of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 - 17th Avenue South. The phone number is (206)386-1177.
Bookmark this blog -- schedule changes, updates, and news will appear here. Two Metro bus lines will bring you close to the building. Take the #27 or the #14.

We look forward to seeing you at this year's festival, and hope that you will enjoy the wide variety of films!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Join the LHAAFF and the Seattle Urban League April 4 at SAM Remix!

First Fridays: SAM (Seattle Art Museum) Remix
SAM Remix April 4, 2008 6–9 p.m. Brotman Forum
Seattle Art Museum Downtown 1300 First AvenueSeattle, WA 98101-2003

Award-winning KEXP DJ Kid Hops gives a sexy backdrop of urban beats to your Friday. Immerse yourself in visual art, enjoy cocktails from TASTE Bar, and dance to a bit of London with a sprinkle of Kingston. Geared toward adults aged 25–40, SAM’s happy hour atmosphere and unique artistic setting will help visitors end the week with lots of down tempo beats, fresh new mixes and friendly, art-loving faces.
Free with museum admission. SAM is proud to have the Seattle Urban League Young Professionals Group and Langston Hughes African American Film Festival as our cohosts for SAM REMIX on April 4.

SAM Ticket prices(includes $3.00 non-refundable service fee per ticket)
$16 Adults (General Exhibitions)
$13 Seniors 62 and over
$10 Students with ID/Youth 13–17
$3 Children 12 and under
Antenna audio tour free with admission

SAM - General Exhibitions

Sat 04/05/08 to Sat 05/31/08
-- This ticket includes admission to Gates of Paradise, on view through April 6, 2008. Due to limited gallery capacity, admission for Gates of Paradise is on a first-come, first-served basis.-- Does not includes admission for Roman Art from the Louvre.-- You can always purchase tickets on-site at SAM. Day-of tickets are not available for online purchase.
SAM MEMBERS: Do not buy online tickets. You get in free! Simply bring your membership card to SAM’s Ticketing Desk and you will be issued a free, timed-ticket.