Everyone loves a good crossover episode — that's why we’re bringing in some guest stars to continue supplying fresh content at MoPOP. For our Matinee Takeover, we’re teaming up with other local nonprofits to put a range of perspectives from the Seattle community onto our theater screen.
From now through October, LANGSTON Seattle is in the director’s chair, showcasing the very best of Afrofuturist shorts. MoPOP’s Sound + Vision Theater will play a lineup chosen exclusively by our partner for two screenings each day we’re open.
Take a break from wandering through our exhibitions, see something you’ve never seen before, and learn about what’s going on with our friends in Seattle. Screenings are included in your general admission ticket at no extra cost, making MoPOP Matinee Takeovers an easy and fun addition to your museum experience.
These short films will play together as a block at 11:25am and 2:25pm every day MoPOP is open.
Tifa Tomb; 2022; 10 min
When 10 year-old Zemarcus Blue has a bad day, it can come out of nowhere, making things strained for him and his dad. The only thing that helps is the VR game his mom made for him before she died. CREAK! uses both live-action and animation to tell the sweet story of a day in the life of the Blue Family.
JJ Pollack; 2022; 11 min
A restless young woman ships off to fight an interstellar war, only to struggle with the effects of being cut off from her home by both time and space.
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Kamyar Mohsenin; 4 min
Hanan Hassan (@1dsrtflwr)
Rell Be Free (@rellbefree)
oni Banx (@toni.banx)
Quincy G. Ledbetter; 2022; 10 min
A traumatic event in a young boy’s life fractures his self-image and spurs difficult conversations with his parents about race in America. With an avant-garde narrative structure and rotoscope animation, this film illuminates how a brief childhood encounter can alter a life well into adulthood.
Jahmil Eady; 2022; 11 min
A woman attempts to immortalize her dying grandfather using virtual reality technology, but her obsession with documenting drives a wedge between them.
About LANGSTON Seattle
Experience the best of Black arts and culture at Seattle’s premier institution and cultural hub. LANGSTON produces many events throughout the year for lovers of film, art, dance, music, and theater for artists both local and national.