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“Butterfly Rising” Film to be Featured at Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

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The film “Butterfly Rising” will be featured at the Langston Hughes African Film Festival. The movie was written and directed by Tanya Wright, who is known to fans worldwide through her recurring role as the saucy, outspoken Deputy Kenya Jones on HBO’s hit series “True Blood” .

Two broken souls steal a vintage truck and head out on the open road to a fated encounter with the mythical, magical ‘Lazarus of the Butterflies.’  When her brother dies, singer Lilah Belle sets out to escape her grief and embarks on a road trip, but not before coaxing the new-to-town, most scandalous woman in Artesia—Rose Johnson—to go with her.What occurs with the strange Butterfly Man transforms their destinies and binds the women together—forever…

As a special gift to all advance ticket purchasers, Ms Wright will be on hand to provide a free autographed copy of the book “Butterfly Rising” that follows Lilah Belle and Rose through 40 years of their lives.

DATE: Sunday, May 8

TIME:  6pm  Reception & Post Screening Discussion
Quincy Jones Theater, Garfield High School, Seattle Washington
Tickets $20 | On Sale Soon

Watch the trailer

SOURCE: Langston Hughes FilmFest