Langston Hughes
Performing Arts Institute
 

2014 SEASON

Langston Hughes African American
Film Festival

April 26 – May 4
Seattle Harlem Renaissance Fundraiser GALA

June 28
Pre-Teen and Teen Academy Summer Play

Summer
LHPAI Annual Fall Play

Sept. 12- Oct. 12
De Cajon Afro Peruvian Celebration

December 12 – 14
Jazz @ LHPAI

Quarterly
Black History Month

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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

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April 2014

LHAAFF: Fat Albert Mini Series (Family Day Film Screening)

April 26 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 26 | 12:30 – 3 p.m.

Fat Albert Mini Series, USA, 1972-1985
Animated Saturday-morning television cartoon about Fat Albert and his friends.

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LHAAFF: They Die By Dawn (Opening Night Film Screening)

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Saturday, April 26 | 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

They Die By Dawn, USA, 2013, 51 min
Four outlaws with a bounty on each head, set a date for a shootout in Langston, Oklahoma. The last man takes the collective bounty. Violence and mayhem ensue.

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LHAAFF: The Bicycle (Film Shorts Followed By Film Screening)

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday, April 27 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Secret Decoder Ring, USA, 2013
Faraja On The Front Line, Congo, 2014, 5 min
The Bicycle, USA, 2013, 72 min

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LHAAFF: STEM Shorts (Film Shorts Followed By Workshop)

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, April 27 | 1:00—4:00 PM

Eyes on the Stars, USA, 2012, 3 min
Black Girls Code, USA, 2012, 15 min
Space Out, USA, 2013, 14 min

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LHAAFF: The Stuart Hall Project (Film Screening)

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunday, April 27 | 1 – 3 p.m.

The Stuart Hall Project
Stuart Hall is one of the most influential and esteemed cultural theorists of a generation.

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LHAAFF: Ndiphilela Ukucula: I Live to Sing (Film Short Followed By Feature Film)

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, April 27 | 4:00—6:00 PM

Agizo ya Lumumba (Lumumba’s Legacy)
Ndiphilela Ukucula: I Live to Sing

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LHAAFF: Vanishing Pearls (Film Screening)

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday, April 27 | 7:00—9:00 PM

Vanishing Pearls, USA, 2014, 90 min
The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana. This town of nearly 300 is struggling to survive following the BP Oil Spill that left their crop dead, finances in ruin and culture facing extinction.

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LHAAFF: De Wonderboom. kunst van Capricorne (Film Shorts Followed By Feature Film)

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday, April 28 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Dust, USA, 2013, 9 min
Meeting Gary, USA, 2013, 13 min
Looking For Mr. Stieglitz, USA, 2013, 13 min
The Waves, USA, 2013, 8 min
De Wonderboom. kunst van Capricorne, Netherlands, 2013, 40 min

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LHAAFF: Undercover (Film Screening)

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, April 29 | 4 – 6 p.m.

Undercover, New Zealand, 2013, 90 min
Undercover is a documentary film starring Richard Bert, a Brooklyn man born and bred. Back in the 80′s, Richard was working as an undercover narcotics officer for the New York Police Department.

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LHAAFF: Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story (Film Short Followed By Feature Film)

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, April 29 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

He’s A Fighter, USA, 2014, 7 min
Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story, USA, 2013, 71 min

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LHAAFF: Evolution Of A Criminal (Film Screening)

April 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tuesday, April 29 | 9 – 11 p.m.

Evolution Of A Criminal, and victims. USA, 2014, 90 min
Ten years after robbing a Bank of America, filmmaker Darius Monroe returns home to examine how his actions affected the lives of family, friends…

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LHAAFF: STEM Shorts: After School Special (Film Shorts Followed By Presentation)

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, April 30| 2 – 4 p.m.

Faraja on the Frontline, Congo, 2014, 5 min
Eyes on the Stars, USA, 2012, 3 min
Space Out, USA, 2013, 14 min

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LHAAFF: Black Sci-Fi Evening (Film Shorts followed by mini-reading)

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, April 30| 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Secret Decoder Ring, USA, 2013, 4 min
Steamfunk & Rococoa: A Black Victorian Fantasy, USA, 2013, 4 min
Black Sci-Fi, UK, 1992

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May 2014

LHAAFF: ‘Doc’ Crow: The Legend of Johnny 2-Strings (Film Screening Followed By Filmmaker Talkback)

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, May 1 | 4 – 6 p.m.

Agizo ya Lumumba, Congo, 2013, 4 min
Relax & Chill, USA, 2013, 7 min
‘Doc’ Crow: The Legend of Johnny 2-Strings, USA, 2013, 60 min

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LHAAFF: Ladies Night (Film Shorts)

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, May 1 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

The Proposal, USA, 2011, 4 min
Earth, Water, Woman, Trinidad & Tobago, 2013, 22 min
The Pain of Love, USA, 2012, 14 min
The End Again, USA, 2014, 15 min
Chicken Soup, Malaysia, 2013, 9 min
Dancing Like Home, USA, 2013, 31 min

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LHAAFF: Dreaming (Film Shorts)

May 1 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Thursday, May 1 | 9 – 10:30 p.m.

Faraja on the Frontline, Congo, 2014, 5 min
My American Fund, Nigeria, 2013, 13 min
Down, Down, Baby, USA, 2013, 11 min
Kenya’s Eyes, USA, 2014, 11 min
Punch Me, USA, 2011, 14 min
Dreaming, USA, 2014. 30 min

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LHAAFF: Howl-N-Madd, Mississippi Blues Family Man & Mabele na Biso Our Land (Film Shorts)

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday, May 2 | 4 – 6 p.m.

Santiago is Santiago, USA, 2013, 15 min
Agizo ya Lumumba, Congo, 2013, 4 min
Howl-N-Madd, Mississippi Blues Family Man, USA, 2014, 26 min
Mabele na Biso Our Land, USA, 2013, 30 min

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LHAAFF: Life in America (Film Screening)

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday, May 2 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Life in America, Ethiopia/USA, 2013; 90 min
Zelalem Negede is the inventor of Life in America, a story of an Ethiopian kid (Kalbe) that migrated and brought to the USA 15 years ago by his mother and had the life that any typical kid would have in America but, he kept on making bad choices throughout his teenage life and as well as his early twenties.

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LHAAFF: O Espinho Da Rosa (Film Screening)

May 2 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Friday, May 2 | 9 – 10:30 p.m.

O Espinho Da Rosa, Guinea-Bissau/Portugal, 2013, 96 min
Beware those who leave unresolved issues with the dead. Prosecuting Attorney David Lunga’s success is overshadowed by the terrifying secrets of Rosa, a beautiful but mysterious woman with whom he falls in love. What mysteries does she hide?

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LHAAFF: Black Film Now (Film Screening Followed By Filmmaker Panel & Brunch)

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday, May 3 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Black Film Now, USA, 2014, 25 min
BLACK FILM NOW is the first documentary to explore the New Black Film Revolution.

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LHAAFF: The New Black with Sistah Sinema (Feature Film Followed by Panel Discussion)

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, May 3 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Me & You, USA, 2012, 3 min
The New Black, USA, 2013, 75 min

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LHAAFF: Fatherhood Films (Film Shorts Followed By Feature Film)

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 3 | 4 – 6 p.m.

Meeting Gary, USA, 2013, 13 min
Barbasol, USA, 2012, 22 min
Spit’in Anger: Venom of a Fatherless Son, USA, 2014, 60 min

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LHAAFF: The Magic City (Film Screening With Guest Director)

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 3 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

The Magic City, USA, 2013, 83 min
The Magic City is a movie about hope. Filled with music, excitement and heartbreak this film will leave viewers breathless. Set in the gritty Miami streets we follow the powerful journey of Amiya Castle, who feels discarded by her mother after being left to spend the summer with relatives.

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LHAAFF: Man in the Silo (Film Shorts Followed By Feature Film)

May 3 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Saturday, May 3 | 9 – 10:30 p.m.

Chicken Soup, Malaysia, 2013, 9 min
Modou Modou, Spain, 2013, 11 min
Jackie, USA, 2011, 17 min
Tobacco Burn, USA, 2013, 17 min
Man in the Silo, USA, 2012, 55 min

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LHAAFF: Toussaint L’Ouverture (Closing Day Feature Film Followed By Panel Discussion)

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sunday, May 4 | 1 – 5:30 p.m.

Toussaint L’Ouverture, France, 2012, 180 min
At the age of eight, Toussaint L’Ouverture is marked forever when he sees his father, an old slave, judged unproductive and thrown into the harbor. As an adult and a free man, L’Ouverture leads the slave revolt that results in the independence of Haiti.

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LHAAFF: Mother of George (Closing Night Feature Film Followed By Filmmaker Talkback And Reception)

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday, May 4 | 7 – 10 p.m.

Mother of George, USA, 2013, 107 min
Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child—a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family.

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