Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Fall 2008 Underground Railroad series begins Sept. 24!

The Underground Railroad Film Series is the neighborhood participation component of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center’s African American Film Festival. The URFS uses the metaphor of the Underground Railroad to illuminate that community can exist over many miles and many backgrounds with one common cause. Each month from September through February, at various ‘safe houses’ in greater King County, the Underground Railroad Film Series partners with community groups, organizations and traditionally marginalized populations to host a screening of films by or about Black people that intersect across cultures, providing opportunities for community engagement and self-reflection. This moveable feast of provocative films is deepened with post-screening panels that provide context, stimulate thoughtful discussions that wind back to the Underground Railroad: Community can exist over many miles and many backgrounds with one common cause: Human integrity for all.

Documentary – USA 2006; 80min Director- Wolfgang Busch
A chronicle of the gay Harlem Ball tradition, featuring the gritty and glamorous testimony of African American and Latino gay & transgendered people who excited the runways of Harlem and beyond. Panel Discussion to follow. Time: 7:00 pm Location: Central Cinema, 21st @ Union streets, central Seattle. Admission: $5.00 Pictured: Anthony Revlon. Photo credit: Matusha. Presented in partnership with the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film festival, which begins October 17!