Category archives: 2016

  • Downpour Summer

  • . Downpour Summer Trailer from Diante Singley on Vimeo. A lonely and depressed man meets his half siblings for the first time after their shared biological father passes away. After bonding in the aftermath of his death, they must decide whether or not they would like to remain in each other's lives.
  • How to Tell You're a Douchebag

  • SAT | YOSHI’S | 8PM-10PM How to Tell You're a Douchebag Director & Writer: Tahir Jetter Ray Livingston is a relationship-blogging hack (“freelance writer, actually”) responsible for Brooklyn’s infamous blog, “Occasionally Dating Black Women.” The well-written, if not controversial, blog has generated some notoriety, but Ray is chafing from an overextended stay in New York, romantic enn[...]
  • TRAFFICKED

  • SUN | AAACC | 4PM-6PM  While vacationing on a picture-postcard perfect Caribbean beach, a trio of friends is drawn into a dangerous con when they become involved with a charismatic stranger. Director Biography Sean Hodgkinson is a writer, director and producer. After finishing his first degree in Environmental Policy and Geography at Brock University in C[...]
  • Nola Circus

  • FRI | AAACC | 6PM-9:30PM NOLA CIRCUS chronicles the lives of the inhabitants of a black neighborhood in Algiers Point (New-Orleans), the lives that intercross around two barber shops facing each other on the main street. On one side there is Will, a black hairdresser who preaches against racial prejudices while having a secret affair with Nola, a young white woman who is dreaming of B[...]
  • The Watermelon Woman w/ Cheryl Dunye

  • SAT | YOSHI’S | 6PM-8PM An awards ceremony to honor Cheryl Dunye and honor her with and official "Cheryl Dunye Day" + the movie & Q&A! The Watermelon Woman Cheryl Dunye The Watermelon Woman is a 1996 feature film by filmmaker Cheryl Dunye about Cheryl, a young black lesbian working a day job in a video store while trying to make a film about a black actress from the 1930s known for[...]
  • Walk All Night: A Drum Beat Journey

  • SAT | AAACC | 4PM-6PM     Walk All Night: Drum Beat Journey Co-Directed by Mallory Sohmer & Kate Benzschawel Four teenage street musicians from Chicago embark on a journey to Senegal, exploring its culture and their connection to Africa. Learning the sabar drum from a griot percussionist they discover that music can empower them to persevere and grow - but this tra[...]
  • Nola Circus

  • FRI | AAACC | 6PM-9:30PM NOLA CIRCUS chronicles the lives of the inhabitants of a black neighborhood in Algiers Point (New-Orleans), the lives that intercross around two barber shops facing each other on the main street. On one side there is Will, a black hairdresser who preaches against racial prejudices while having a secret affair with Nola, a young white woman who is dreaming of B[...]
  • Codigo Color, Memorias

  • SAT | AAACC | 4PM-6PM CODIGO COLOR, MEMORIAS by William Sabourin O'Reilly. (COLOR CODE, MEMORIES) is a documentary that explores the complex theme of racial prejudice through the memories of the picturesque city of Santiago de Cuba. The film approaches the theme from a new perspective and through an exquisite visual language. Using color as a narrative strategy, and combining it with e[...]
  • Nana Dijo; Irresolute Radiography of Black Consciousness

  • SUN | AAACC | 2PM-4PM Nana Dijo is an urgent historical registry in the form of a documentary, filmed in Mexico, Honduras, Uruguay, Argentina and the United States, which opens a crucial platform of analysis about race relations by transgressing beyond the parameters of "safe discourses" imposed by culturalist agendas. The narrative sewed into Nana Dijo grows out from the body of the oppres[...]
  • Verona

  • FRI | YOSHI’S | 2PM-4PM Verona (80m, U S A) dir. by Romeo Brooks Movie • 1 hr 20 min • Drama, Romance, History Synopsis Verona, a beautiful young woman in antebellum Georgia, is born into to a prominent family. Yet, being of mixed-race, she is made a slave by her own father, and is forbidden to love anyone, slave or free. Becoming infatuated by a young slave, Verona is, soon after, for[...]
  • BEN AND ARA

  • SUN | YOSHI’S |  4PM-6PM Ben, a passionately agnostic PhD student, falls behind in his dissertation and is surprised to find a muse in Ara, a devout Muslim. Ben and Ara soon fall in love but grapple with differences in their core beliefs and lifestyle choices. They discover that when two cultures touch each other, the consequences can be magical and tragic. Dire[...]
  • HALFWAY

  • SAT | YOSHI’S | 4PM-6PM Halfway A recently released convict finds himself trapped between his urban criminal past and his new life on probation as the only black man in a conservative white Wisconsin farming town.   Director Statement Although I was born and raised in London, UK, my mother is from Wisconsin, USA so as a child I would spend summers in the States seeing family. With fond[...]