For one night only, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) is screening the film Big Words, a dramedy set in Brooklyn on the eve of the 2008 presidential election. The screening will take place on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Big Words, directed by Neil Drumming, is Slamdance’s 2013 Official Selection. LHPAI has more about the film:
The film centers on three members of a once promising hip-hop crew as their paths cross again: former front man John, once known as Big Words, is now a working class guy who still raps but lacks an audience. James is now a publicist living with his boyfriend, far removed from the days when he rhymed about getting girls. DJ Malik still spins records and longs for his glory days. Together, on the day of the landmark election, the friends struggle with dreams unfulfilled and hopes for the future. The film stars Dorian Missick, Yaya Alafia, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Darien Sills-Evans, Zachary Booth and Jean Grae.
“As a city that appreciates independent films and has a thriving hip hop community, Big Words is a can’t-miss film for Seattleites. It gives the over-40 crowd who has been and is still immersed in hip hop a subtle voice of how time changes us, and it gives the young fresh hip hop community a view into the impact of dreams deferred,” says LHPAI artistic director, Jacqueline Moscou.
Tickets are $10 at brownpapertickets.com or at the LHPAI box office on day of screening; the box office opens at 2 p.m.