Written and directed by Kasi Lemmons (Harriet), this 1997 film stars Samuel L. Jackson (Sphere, Deep Blue Sea), Lynn Whitfield (A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Greenleaf), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Birds of Prey, Underground), and Diahann Carroll (Carmen Jones, Julia). The film centers on a Creole-American family in 1960's Louisiana and the lies that tear their family apart when a deep secret, infidelity, and voodoo is introduced.
Production can be a battle. Luckily, we've got three outstanding female producers reporting from the front lines of their exciting new pictures. They're fresh off set and ready for real talk.
Join us for the book launch of world-renowned hip-hop artist Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité’s memoir A drop of Midnight—a vivid and intimate journey through his family’s history—from South Carolina slavery to twenty-first-century Sweden. Jason Diakité will be at the Museum to talk about his book in conversation with Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies, UW, Amanda Doxtater.
LANGSTON is proud to bring its Seattle Black Film Festival to BIMA for an afternoon of thought provoking short films, one feature length film and post screening discussions centered around the Black diaspora experience and the Living Life Leadership and Living Arts Cultural Heritage Center's Black History Month theme of "Black Excellence and Achievement."
Cierra Sisters celebrate World Cancer Day and Black History Month at the very special wellness event! Free!
Directed by Associate Artistic Director, Jay O'Leary (CITIZEN: An American Lyric '19), this world premiere by Darren Canady, resonates now more than ever as we navigate questions of ownership and accountability within ourselves, society and the American government at large. By examining the secrets and traumas we carry in our bloodlines, playwright Darren Canady urges us to inch closer and closer to decolonizing and deconstructing the dominant narrative.
The 17th annual SBFF is April 23-26, 2020 and will bring together filmmakers, community members and creative leaders for a four-day celebration of Black brilliance at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle’s Central District.
The call for submissions is open until January 5th, 2020, and local filmmakers and students are encouraged to take advantage of free early-bird submission. For complete submission criteria, visit filmfreeway.com/SeattleBlackFilmFestival.