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Sierra Leone RPCV Alrick Brown releases US: A Love Story

Sierra Leone RPCV Alrick Brown releases US: A Love Story

Sierra Leone RPCV Alrick Brown releases US: A Love Story

Sixth Annual African American Film

Festival Opens at Langston Hughes Saturday

By Bill

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (LHPAC) will host its Sixth Annual African American Film Festival, featuring a powerful lineup of documentaries, narratives, workshops, film shorts and animation. The festival is thrilled to announce that American Violet , based on a true story of wrongful arrest and incarceration, stars Nicole Beharie and Alfre Woodard and will open the festival on April 18th. On April 26th the festival will wrap with the special partnership with the Seattle Latino International Film Festival and the West Coast Premiere of Celia The Queen, a documentary about the legendary Afro Cuban diva queen of salsa, Celia Cruz. The film’s director, Joe Cardona will be on hand to discuss his work.

The African American Film Festival runs nine consecutive nights from April 18th – 26th and all screenings will take place at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. The festival includes a number of thoughtful, inspiring and irreverent entries from emerging and established filmmakers from across the U.S. and around the globe. The selection of powerful, diverse, intelligent and evocative films include a Hip-Hop Film Mini-Fest, a GLBT Film Mini-Fest as well as a Katrina Film Series that spotlights the disaster from three unique perspectives. A wide array of talkbacks, panels and workshops are peppered throughout the festival and provide a much needed bridge for artists and community patrons to engage in meaningful dialogue.

This annual event is expected to draw over 1,000 people who are passionate about creating and appreciating films by and about Black people in the world. The Festival spotlights over 40 feature-length and short films by independent filmmakers, and includes panel discussions, workshops special screenings for senior & youth and the rare opportunity to chat face-to-face with prominent filmmakers, industry professionals and community leaders.


Us: A Love Story- (4/25 7pm) A beautiful and haunting allegory exploring the relationships between Blacks and Whites. Filmmaker Alrick Brown in attendance. www.usalovestory.com

More information is available about the film.

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