LHAAFF: Afro-Futurist Evening

LHAAFF: Afro-Futurist Evening

  • Location:Seattle, WA
  • Venue:Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
  • Length:07:00 pm

2014 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

LHAAFF: Afro-Futurist Evening (Film Shorts Followed By Mini-Reading)

Secret Decoder Ring, USA, 2013, 4 min

Justin is a normal kid eating his favorite breakfast cereal, when a special offer catches his eye: a secret decoder ring. He succumbs to the lure and sends away for it by mail. What he gets in return is more than he bargained for!

Steamfunk & Rococoa: A Black Victorian Fantasy, USA, 2013, 4 min

A Black Victorian Fantasy is a mixed-media documentary short that explores an esoteric genre called Steampunk, and more specifically how people of color are engaging the steampunk aesthetic in creative ways. The intersection between past and future, technology and maker culture, and identity all appear in this unique science-fiction subsidiary. Many artists of color are using it as a venue to re-invent historical narratives of slavery and oppression. A combination of digitally-animated hand-drawn images, photographs, and live-action footage give a short-form introduction to this subject.

Black Sci-Fi, UK, 1992

Followed by mini-reading of Octavia’s Brood