Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Avenue South, Central District, Seattle
LANGSTON will showcase stories from the African Diaspora through the lens of over 25 independent filmmakers in the 16th annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. The four-day event, hosted at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute will kick off with a screening of provocative short films by emerging talent. The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival is a preeminent event for LANGSTON, an organization with a deep-rooted legacy as a hub of African American arts and culture in Seattle.
The 2019 festival lineup (found here) truly celebrates the nuance of Black storytelling, boasting films that grapple with themes both potent and timely in the current political climate as well as stories of self-discovery and personal triumph. There is a particularly interesting mix of voices exploring art, politics, history, love; the films are a unique peek into what’s on our conscious today, and there are some really funny films in there that will catch you off guard, and others that revisit what we thought was familiar territory.