Langston Hughes African-American Film Festival

Among the second week's highlights are an encore screening of the Buppie romance Medicine for Melancholy (recently a hit at Northwest Film Forum). The Oscar-nominated documentary Trouble the Water recounts what happened to those unable to get out of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck. A more cheerful doc follows a 90-year-old Pennsylvania woman on her quest to vote for Barack Obama. The fest closes with a documentary tribute the great salsa star Celia Cruz. See www.langstonblackfilmfest.org for full schedule and details. (NR) BRIAN MILLER

April 18-26, 7 p.m., 2009

 
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