Local Sightings 2019: Closing Night - Living History (Shorts Program) at LANGSTON
$13 General Admission
Celebrating African-American freedom-fighters through short films and storytelling! Stories feature the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party, civil rights leader Jack O’Dell, a diverse chapter of local veterans, and more.
The Issue of Mr. O'Dell
(Rami Katz, Vancouver, BC, 35 min)
The life of Jack O’Dell, who once worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., is revealed through a conversation with the 94-year-old civil rights activist.
Promises Kept: DAV Chapter 23-West Seattle
(Kameko Thomas, Seattle, WA, 8 min)
*Director in attendance!*
The triumphs, tales, and trials of Disabled American Veterans Chapter-West Seattle – the most diverse chapter in Washington State.
Keeper of the Dream
(Patricia Boiko, Seattle, WA, 12 min)
*Director and crew in attendance!*
Emmett Till, Redlining, job discrimination and the revolution: at home with Francis Dixon, mother of the founders of the Seattle Black Panther Party for Self Defense.
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Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 22nd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival (September 20-29, 2019) showcases the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest. Its 2019 edition features a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.
Programmed closely with community partners as curators, the festival uplifts new talent, provides educational opportunities for youth and adults, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.