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September 2019

Jackson Street Jazz Walk Kick-Off

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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Dating back to 1918 when Miss Lillian Smith's Jazz Band performed in Washington Hall, the Jackson Street/Central District area has generated a rich legacy within the world of jazz. As a proving ground and culturally diverse entertainment arena, it was home to local and international icons, including Ernestine Anderson, Ray Charles, and Quincy Jones. It is known for its uniquely-Seattle contribution to the world of jazz.

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Breathing Underwater: An Evening with Alexis Pauline Gumbs

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a community-cherished writer, a queer Black feminist scholar and an aspirational cousin to you and everyone you know. Alexis is the author of Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity (Duke Press, 2016), M Archive: After the End of the World (Duke Press 2018), and Dub: Finding Ceremony (forthcoming Duke Press, 2020).

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Crash Documentary Filmmaking Workshop

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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Practice the art of storytelling through the documentary genre. Learn how to develop a story from a real-world source; practice various interview techniques, how to do effective research, how a documentary team finds their subjects and more. Show off your curiosity about the world around us through the medium of short film!

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Patrinell: The Total Experience Screening

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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$13

“Reverend Patrinell Staten Wright is the closest thing Seattle has to the Queen of Soul (albeit with a heavier emphasis on church life), and this film portrays the septuagenarian gospel/R&B singer’s inspirational story with utmost reverence.” – Dave Segal, The Stranger

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Living History – Local Sightings 2019

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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$13

Celebrating key African-American elders and freedom-fighters through short films and storytelling! Stories feature the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party, civil rights leader Jack O’Dell, a diverse chapter of local veterans, and more.

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