Film “Happy Hour”
5:30 – 7:30PM
BUTCH: LEGEND OF LANGSTON | Dir. David Tester and Christopher Hunt
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 Colleges and/or Universities), 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
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
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
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.