LHAAFF: Short Film Happy Hour

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 5:30 pm @ 5:30 PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave South
WA 98144
(206) 251-3486
LHAAFF: Short Film Happy Hour @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

Start your weekend off with unique, bite sized films, including:

BUTCH: LEGEND OF LANGSTON | Dir. David Tester and Christopher Hunt | 0:18:51 | United States
Easily the most recognizable character of Langston University for over 50 years, Butch is loved by all and known by none. Set in the nation’s westernmost HBCU (historically black college or university), Butch: Legend of Langston explores the many myths, stories, and legends of a man who has lived on campus since 1961.

JUNIOR  | Dir. Pearl Gluck | 0:28:00 | United States
A mother struggles with a new normal after her teenage son is murdered by an off-duty police officer.

THE MIXTAPE:STAY BLACK, BABY! | Dir. Jasmine Lynea | 0:20:00 | United States
Capturing an exhilarating reflection on Black America, The Mixtape: Stay Black, Baby! is a complex portrait of black youth rising, black art glorified, black voices uncovered, black struggle acknowledged and black empowerment revered. Musically driven, this film arrives at a very important time in America.

MR HANDY’S BLUES | Dir. Joanne Fish | 1:26:00 | United States
Chronicling the life of William Christopher Handy, known affectionately worldwide as The Father of the Blues. Handy’s trajectory that took him from a strict religious home in Northern Alabama, to becoming one of the most revered composers of the 20th Century. Interviews with Taj Mahal, Bobby Rush and Vince Giordano bring Handy’s story to life.

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