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2011 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival™ Is Here!

April 5, 2011

It’s that time of year, the Langston Hughes African American American Film Festival is back, and if I do say so myself, it looks pretty damn snazzy too.

Here’s everything you need to know for this year:

April 30th Opening Night Film: KINYARWANDA

Alrick Brown’s Sundance Award winning Kinyarwanda is based on true accounts from survivors who took refuge at the Grand Mosque of Kigali and the Imams who opened their doors to give refuge to the Tutsi and to those Hutu who refused to participate in the killing.

The story interweaves six different tales that together form one grand narrative, providing the most complex and real depiction yet presented of life and human resilience during the genocide. With an amalgamation of characters we pay homage to many, using the voices of a few. We follow the young lovers, the child, the couple, the soldiers, the Imam, and the priest as they are swept up by the chaos of the world around them. For more info on this film or to purchase tickets, click here.

Happy Hour at the Movies! May 1-4 at Central Cinema

To see what’s playing, click here.

Black Filmaker Brunch, May 7th

Network and share a meal with local and national filmmaking pros as they discuss the “business” of show business. Join  Ava DuVernay, “I Will Follow” , Sundance Award Winner Alrick Brown, “Kinyarwanda” and Alyce Emory, veteran film festival organizer and consultant as they share their work and insider commentary on Black Hollywood and the business of making a film and getting it seen.  For more info and tickets, click here.

For all other info on this year’s film festival, visit their website. See you at the movies!


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  1. Tanya permalink
    April 14, 2011 3:11 pm

    Hi, Sable!

    Also closing the fest is my film, BUTTERFLY RISING! I’m Tanya Wright (Deputy Kenya Jones from HBO’s TRUE BLOOD) and I’ll be giving everyone in attendance a FREE AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF MY BOOK! Make sure to come and say hi:)

    Sunday, May 8, 6PM (a PERFECT event to take your mom to on her special day!)

    XO Tanya

    http://www.butterflyrisingthemovie.com

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