Langston Seattle

Langston Seattle LANGSTON is your hub for Black arts & culture; centering Black art, artists and audiences. LANGSTON is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, established in 2016 to lead programming within the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
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LANGSTON guides generative programs and community partnerships that center Black art, artists and audiences and honor the ongoing legacy of Seattle’s Black Central Area. We support a variety of enriching programs, across multiple disciplines, rooted in our mission and values. LANGSTON was conceived and designed by community members to serve as strong stewardship for this African American arts and cultural hub in Seattle. This reflects community recommendations from a three-year stakeholder engagement process led by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Our mission is to strengthen and advance our community through Black arts and culture. Our vision is to Cultivate Black Brilliance.

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Join our friends at Northwest African American Museum tomorrow, as they host Dr. Cornel West in conversation with Dr. Ra...
04/28/2021

Join our friends at Northwest African American Museum tomorrow, as they host Dr. Cornel West in conversation with Dr. Ralina Joseph for their next installation of their "It Takes A Village" series. Dr. West will discuss critical thinking and the cultivation of your true self.
Tickets & info: naamnw.org

Join our friends at Northwest African American Museum tomorrow, as they host Dr. Cornel West in conversation with Dr. Ralina Joseph for their next installation of their "It Takes A Village" series. Dr. West will discuss critical thinking and the cultivation of your true self.
Tickets & info: naamnw.org

The LANGSTON/SBFF team would like to thank all of our 2021 sponsors, as well as all of the audience members, community p...
04/27/2021

The LANGSTON/SBFF team would like to thank all of our 2021 sponsors, as well as all of the audience members, community partners and the INCREDIBLE filmmakers that contributed to this year's fantastic virtual festival! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
❤️🖤💚✊🏾
#SBFF2021
#AllVirtualAllBlack
#BlackBrilliance

The LANGSTON/SBFF team would like to thank all of our 2021 sponsors, as well as all of the audience members, community partners and the INCREDIBLE filmmakers that contributed to this year's fantastic virtual festival! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
❤️🖤💚✊🏾
#SBFF2021
#AllVirtualAllBlack
#BlackBrilliance

LANGSTON is pleased to partner with Henry Art Gallery to present ArtVenture: Memories of Home--Poetry & Performance Work...
04/26/2021

LANGSTON is pleased to partner with Henry Art Gallery to present ArtVenture: Memories of Home--Poetry & Performance Workshop Series with Carlynn Newhouse; a two-part, online workshop series inspired by Gary Simmons: The Engine Room, currently on view at the Henry.

Workshop dates: May 2nd & May 9th, 1-2:30pm PST
Register by April 27th to receive your workshop kit in the mail.
More info at https://www.langstonseattle.org/event/artventure/

LANGSTON is pleased to partner with Henry Art Gallery to present ArtVenture: Memories of Home--Poetry & Performance Workshop Series with Carlynn Newhouse; a two-part, online workshop series inspired by Gary Simmons: The Engine Room, currently on view at the Henry.

Workshop dates: May 2nd & May 9th, 1-2:30pm PST
Register by April 27th to receive your workshop kit in the mail.
More info at https://www.langstonseattle.org/event/artventure/

We hope you've enjoyed the 2021 Seattle Black Film Festival and the weekend of special programming and discussions! If y...
04/26/2021

We hope you've enjoyed the 2021 Seattle Black Film Festival and the weekend of special programming and discussions! If you haven't watched all the films on your list yet, you have one more day! Anyone with passes or tickets to themed blocks has access to films until midnight tomorrow. Catch them while you can and thank you for supporting #SBFF2021!

Reclaiming our identity! ✊🏾Our final SBFF screening event begins at 6pm PSTOur Identity, Our Future Emerging cinematic v...
04/25/2021

Reclaiming our identity! ✊🏾
Our final SBFF screening event begins at 6pm PST

Our Identity, Our Future
Emerging cinematic voices explore the quest for Black identity with fresh eyes. Festival Director Andrea Stuart-Lehalle digs deeper into these stories of becoming, with filmmakers Lamont Gibson (Years to Become Me and T.E.M.P.L.E. - Tell 'Em My People Leave Enriched ), Justice Gamble (Wow), Kiah Clignman (Eavesdropping on the Elders) and Kemal Nance (Deez Nuts!: Black Bodies Dancing Defiance) This unique selection of films elevates the voices that will carry us into the future.

Tickets & info: langstonseattle.org
#SBFF2021

Reclaiming our identity! ✊🏾
Our final SBFF screening event begins at 6pm PST

Our Identity, Our Future
Emerging cinematic voices explore the quest for Black identity with fresh eyes. Festival Director Andrea Stuart-Lehalle digs deeper into these stories of becoming, with filmmakers Lamont Gibson (Years to Become Me and T.E.M.P.L.E. - Tell 'Em My People Leave Enriched ), Justice Gamble (Wow), Kiah Clignman (Eavesdropping on the Elders) and Kemal Nance (Deez Nuts!: Black Bodies Dancing Defiance) This unique selection of films elevates the voices that will carry us into the future.

Tickets & info: langstonseattle.org
#SBFF2021

Sunday April 25th | 3pm PSTA Diaspora in Displacement We belong here. But we are faced with a persistent battle to fight...
04/25/2021

Sunday April 25th | 3pm PST
A Diaspora in Displacement

We belong here. But we are faced with a persistent battle to fight for and defend our right to be. Head of Seattle Public Library Civic Engagement Programs C. Davida Ingram will host a discussion bridging the themes of our official selection films exploring land justice, displacement and belonging to the struggle for justice in our own communities. Davida is joined by Seattle-born curator, poet, public artist and Wa Na Wari co-manager Elisheba Johnson, Sauncha Romey, King County Librarian, Masters student at Evergreen College for Public Administration with a Tribal and Social Justice focus and intern at the City of Seattle Office of Planning and Development, and Ubax Gardheere, Equitable Development Director with the City of Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development.

Tickets & info: langstonseattle.org
#SBFF2021

Sunday April 25th | 3pm PST
A Diaspora in Displacement

We belong here. But we are faced with a persistent battle to fight for and defend our right to be. Head of Seattle Public Library Civic Engagement Programs C. Davida Ingram will host a discussion bridging the themes of our official selection films exploring land justice, displacement and belonging to the struggle for justice in our own communities. Davida is joined by Seattle-born curator, poet, public artist and Wa Na Wari co-manager Elisheba Johnson, Sauncha Romey, King County Librarian, Masters student at Evergreen College for Public Administration with a Tribal and Social Justice focus and intern at the City of Seattle Office of Planning and Development, and Ubax Gardheere, Equitable Development Director with the City of Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development.

Tickets & info: langstonseattle.org
#SBFF2021

Celebrate Black Love! ❤️🖤💚Saturday April 24th | 7pm PSTBlack Love, Self Love Love is... Black and beautiful! Stories of ...
04/25/2021

Celebrate Black Love! ❤️🖤💚

Saturday April 24th | 7pm PST
Black Love, Self Love

Love is... Black and beautiful! Stories of Black love and care from across the diaspora show our love, radiant, multi-faceted and strong. Festival Director Andrea Stuart-Lehalle meets with filmmakers Max'ed Deeq (The Meaning of Daisey), Wilna Julmiste-Taylor (Soft Light, Brilliant Light) and Danny Denial (Bazooka) to talk about Black Love on film.

Tickets & info: langstonseattle.org
#SBFF2021

Celebrate Black Love! ❤️🖤💚

Saturday April 24th | 7pm PST
Black Love, Self Love

Love is... Black and beautiful! Stories of Black love and care from across the diaspora show our love, radiant, multi-faceted and strong. Festival Director Andrea Stuart-Lehalle meets with filmmakers Max'ed Deeq (The Meaning of Daisey), Wilna Julmiste-Taylor (Soft Light, Brilliant Light) and Danny Denial (Bazooka) to talk about Black Love on film.

Tickets & info: langstonseattle.org
#SBFF2021

Decolonizing the narrative with our #OwnVoices  Today's first screening event begins at 4pm PSTUrban ethnographer and pe...
04/24/2021

Decolonizing the narrative with our #OwnVoices
Today's first screening event begins at 4pm PST

Urban ethnographer and performance historian Jasmine Mahmoud, PhD will help us dig deeper into our quest to elevate Blackness beyond how we have been labeled by our colonizers. She will host a conversation on agency, and the power of us telling our own story in our #OwnVoices with collage artist, engineer and emerging arts leader Dr. Adetola Abatan, essayist, critic, journalist, and editor Martin Douglas and University of California Irvine visiting professor of African American Studies Dr. Brittnay L. Proctor.

Ticket info: langstonseattle.org
#SBFF2021

Decolonizing the narrative with our #OwnVoices
Today's first screening event begins at 4pm PST

Urban ethnographer and performance historian Jasmine Mahmoud, PhD will help us dig deeper into our quest to elevate Blackness beyond how we have been labeled by our colonizers. She will host a conversation on agency, and the power of us telling our own story in our #OwnVoices with collage artist, engineer and emerging arts leader Dr. Adetola Abatan, essayist, critic, journalist, and editor Martin Douglas and University of California Irvine visiting professor of African American Studies Dr. Brittnay L. Proctor.

Ticket info: langstonseattle.org
#SBFF2021

04/24/2021

For anyone that encountered issues accessing tonight's live event - we have resolved the issue and you can access it on the homepage when you log in. Just click the "Opening Night" icon at the top of the page and it will take you to the full event.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience!
#SBFF2021

04/24/2021

How are you watching the festival?? 👀

SBFF Pass & Ticket Holders can watch content with the Elevent TV app or directly in a web browser! Search your app store on your Smart TV, Apple TV, or Roku for Elevent TV. Cast with Google Chrome or Apple's AirPlay.

Welcome to Opening Night!

virtual.goelevent.com

04/23/2021
Spotlight on Langston

#ShareTheLove
Thank you Intiman Theatre for your donation, continued support and Love! ❤️

Our weekend of special events & screenings begins today!An evening Black Brilliance: Friday April 23, 7pm PSTBlack Brill...
04/23/2021

Our weekend of special events & screenings begins today!
An evening Black Brilliance: Friday April 23, 7pm PST

Black Brilliance is the theme of our Seattle Black Film Festival 2021 "Opening night" event! This evening of performances from across genres and art forms will center Blackness and amplify Black creation. Event host Sharon Williams, Executive Director of CD forum for Arts and Ideas, will be our master of ceremonies as we celebrate our creation and speak with a few directors from SBFF 2021, previewing some of this years' films.

The special event is paired with a "Director's spotlight" VOD selection featuring a fresh set of short films from across the diaspora.
Immediately following the kick-off event, festival curator Zola Mumford hosts a panel with filmmakers Hisonni Mustafa (Take Out Girl), Nicole Pouchet (Such an Honor) and Cherrye Davis (Covered).

Tickets & info: langstonseattle.org
#SBFF2021

Our weekend of special events & screenings begins today!
An evening Black Brilliance: Friday April 23, 7pm PST

Black Brilliance is the theme of our Seattle Black Film Festival 2021 "Opening night" event! This evening of performances from across genres and art forms will center Blackness and amplify Black creation. Event host Sharon Williams, Executive Director of CD forum for Arts and Ideas, will be our master of ceremonies as we celebrate our creation and speak with a few directors from SBFF 2021, previewing some of this years' films.

The special event is paired with a "Director's spotlight" VOD selection featuring a fresh set of short films from across the diaspora.
Immediately following the kick-off event, festival curator Zola Mumford hosts a panel with filmmakers Hisonni Mustafa (Take Out Girl), Nicole Pouchet (Such an Honor) and Cherrye Davis (Covered).

Tickets & info: langstonseattle.org
#SBFF2021

SBFF Check-in! Enjoying all of the cinematic Black brilliance? What films have you enjoyed in the festival so far? 🎞 Let...
04/19/2021

SBFF Check-in!
Enjoying all of the cinematic Black brilliance? What films have you enjoyed in the festival so far? 🎞 Let us know!

If you haven't purchased your all-access pass or themed screening block ticket, there's still plenty of time; SBFF runs until April 26th! And make sure you tune in this weekend for special timed events during each screening block!
https://www.langstonseattle.org/home/sbff/

SBFF Check-in!
Enjoying all of the cinematic Black brilliance? What films have you enjoyed in the festival so far? 🎞 Let us know!

If you haven't purchased your all-access pass or themed screening block ticket, there's still plenty of time; SBFF runs until April 26th! And make sure you tune in this weekend for special timed events during each screening block!
https://www.langstonseattle.org/home/sbff/

04/16/2021

💥Seattle Black Film Festival 2021 is LIVE!!!💥
Video on-demand films are now available for viewing. This weekend is a great time to dive into the over 70 officially selected films! Grab your pass now!
www.langstonseattle.org

04/10/2021

The 18th Seattle Black Film Festival is returning and it's All Virtual and All Black! Get total access to 70 official selected films, filmmaker panels, exclusive virtual events, and 10 days of cinematic Black brilliance.

Ticket options include the choice of a broad selection of films around certain themes (screening blocks) or one pass that unlocks it all!

See you at the festival!

Tickets/Passes/Info > langstonseattle.org/sbff

04/10/2021
Fade to Black: Seattle Black Film Festival 2021 Preview

SBFF 2021 Preview!
Fade to Black curator and host Isabella L. Price chats with LANGSTON's Seattle Black Film Festival (SBFF) team about what you can expect from the 2021 all-virtual festival, including a new viewing experience and simplified ticket options, the nearly 70 official selection films and you'll even get to check out a few film trailers! Panelists: Andrea Stuart-Lehalle, SBFF Director, Zola Mumford, SBFF Curator, Jazmyn Scott, LANGSTON Program Manager.

04/04/2021
SBFF 2021 Trailer

LANGSTON PRESENTS THE 18TH ANNUAL SEATTLE BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
CONNECTING STORIES ACROSS THE DIASPORA

Seattle Black Film Festival 2021 is bringing ten days of on-demand Black cinematic excellence with a three-day weekend of fully on-line screening events resonating from across the diaspora. Presented virtually again for the 2nd year, the 18th edition of the Seattle Black Film Festival runs April 16-26th.

Festival passes are on sale now and single event tickets will be available soon! Info at langstonseattle.org.

Here is a great Spring break opportunity for middle and high school aged girls interested in performing arts! Space is e...
03/25/2021

Here is a great Spring break opportunity for middle and high school aged girls interested in performing arts! Space is extremely limited, apply now! Participants will receive a $300 stipend upon completion!

Gxrlz Act Spring Break performance intensive is brought to you by Griot Girlz. April 12th-17th. We are looking for 7 gxrlz who want to learn and practice performing arts with a focus on Black/African American connection and cultural relevance. We will explore African drum and dance, Singing and songwriting, Acting and character development, writing and collaborative devising in this one week intensive. Join our experienced teaching artists in digging into craft and community. Sumayya Diop, Erica Merritt, Felisha Barnes and Olisa Enrico will support the young artists in crafting a culminating performance on the 17th.

Check out the website for more information: www.griotgirlz.org
Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/griotgirlz/gxrlz-act-2021

Here is a great Spring break opportunity for middle and high school aged girls interested in performing arts! Space is extremely limited, apply now! Participants will receive a $300 stipend upon completion!

Gxrlz Act Spring Break performance intensive is brought to you by Griot Girlz. April 12th-17th. We are looking for 7 gxrlz who want to learn and practice performing arts with a focus on Black/African American connection and cultural relevance. We will explore African drum and dance, Singing and songwriting, Acting and character development, writing and collaborative devising in this one week intensive. Join our experienced teaching artists in digging into craft and community. Sumayya Diop, Erica Merritt, Felisha Barnes and Olisa Enrico will support the young artists in crafting a culminating performance on the 17th.

Check out the website for more information: www.griotgirlz.org
Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/griotgirlz/gxrlz-act-2021

LANGSTON, SIFF, and IFC Films invite you to a special online screening and Q+A of MLK/FBI, directed by Sam Pollard.Frida...
03/18/2021

LANGSTON, SIFF, and IFC Films invite you to a special online screening and Q+A of MLK/FBI, directed by Sam Pollard.

Friday, March 19 | Starting at 5:30 pm PST
Virtual screening access is limited. Availability is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.

Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard's resonant film explores the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr. - https://mailchi.mp/60ce75fb0313/theres-something-you-dont-know

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