Honolulu African American Film Festival 2017

February 4-17, 2017 • Full lineup below

African-American History month brings the sixth annual Honolulu African American Film Festival. This year, the museum aligns the festival with concerts, a hip-hop education workshop, live theater, and a textile exhibition, with a focus on female voices of African descent. Program includes a talk by Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza.

Special thanks to our Honolulu African American Film Festival Committee: Sandra Simms, Daphne Barbee-Wooten, John Nichols, Tadia Rice, Sharon Yarbrough, and Marsha McFadden.

Generously supported by the AAUW Honolulu Branch, ACLU of Hawai‘i Foundation, Hawai‘i Chapter Links Incorporated, Dwight Witlarge, Sandra + Hank Simms, Blacks in Government, and the African-American Lawyers Association

Hospitality sponsor
Aqua-Aston Hospitality

Community partners:
Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Hawai'i Council for the Humanities, Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking, Pacific Tongues, Sisters Empowering Hawai‘i, Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation (HGLCF), and The National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Hawai‘i Chapter.

Opening-night reception: Saturday, Feb 4 at 6pm
Enjoy good music, good wine, good food, and good company in celebration of the legendary singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer Maya Angelou. During the reception, Karen Hampton: The Journey North will be open for view. At 6:30pm and 7pm, take a gallery tour and see youth poets perform spoken word pieces in reaction to the exhibition. Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise screens at 7:30pm.

Opening-night tickets: $35 | $30 museum members
Regular screenings: $10 | $8 museum members