Category archives: Foreign

  • King of Guangzhou

  • FRIDAY 6/12 AAACC  (Buriel Clay Theater) 1:30pm King of Guangzhou (16m, China) dir. by Quester Hannah A Nigerian man expecting a child with his Chinese partner fights deportation from her home country.   Quester Hannah | Facebook  
  • The Road We Travel

  • Saturday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 12pm The Road We Travel by Alexandra Nicolaides After arriving in Uganda without any money, a downtrodden photographer befriends a local taxi driver who offers him a place to stay, forcing him to embrace a culture very different to his own.   Director: Aidan Belizaire Aidan is a musically trained film and TV director[...]
  • Irons In The Fire

  • Irons In The Fire (23m, United Kingdom) dir. by Yoav Segal Narrated by the Golden Globe winning actor, Idris Elba. 'Irons In The Fire' tells the stories of five young people who have discovered a passion that is transforming their lives. these include Ben - a crack dealing car-thief who, whilst in prison, enrolled on a cooking apprenticeship that changed his world. And 17 year old Ashley:[...]
  • Hagereseb

  • FULL MOVIE Saturday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 12pm Hagereseb (38m, U S A) dir. by Zia Mohajerjasbi It's 1997 in Seattle's Yesler Terrace, and 10-year-old Abai is on a quest to find fresh batteries for his Casio keyboard for one last music lesson with his older brother Sam before seeing him sent back to their native Eritrea, indefinitely. Hagereseb | Facebook  
  • Stroll

  • dir. by Ann Verrall Lauren has been working in the sex trade in Toronto. She suddenly returns to her small rural African Nova Scotia community after a five-year absence. Not even the funeral of her beloved grandmother had brought her back. Her child has been raised by her staunchly Christian mother Ardella. The harsh judgment of Ardella makes Lauren want to stay in her grandmother's empty house[...]
  • ANATOMY OF ASSISTANCE

  • Directed by: Cory Bowles 15 year-old, Talia, is defiant, refuses the system, and thinks she’s got it all figured out. When she challenges the assistance envelope given to her by her school, she’s suddenly thrust in a daisy chain of errors that lead her to face a larger system: growing up. A coming of age with a touch of satire, ANATOMY OF ASSISTANCE is a youthful look at institution and the[...]
  • VIVRE

  • Directed by: Maharaki MJ A teacher asks his pupils what they want to do when they grow up. While his classmates answer lightly and with great fun, Tom a quiet 10-year-old boy slips away. When his turn comes to speak, Tom embarks himself upon a striking monologue. With passion, humor and bewildering maturity he describes three possible life choices that will inevitably lead him to dramati[...]
  • Tabatô

  • dir. by João Viana Mutar, who fought in the war, is back in Guinea. In his luggage, he brings strange objects. Fatu, his daughter, takes the opportunity of Mutar's absence to open his bag. Shortly afterwards, Fatu's boyfriend Idrissa finds Mutar with his hand soiled in blood and Fatu dead. It is then that Idrissa picks up a drum. LONG SYNOPSIS 4500 years ago, while you were waging you[...]
  • Shadow

  • Directed by: Richard Fields https://vimeo.com/94792066 Helena, an aging dancer who's injury forced her into retirement, sits alone in a dark bedroom reflecting somberly on the evening's events.  Earlier that evening ,Yosef, her husband, enters the dining room as music fills the air, meeting Helena for a night of wine, romance, and dancing. He guides her to the table and surprises her with[...]
  • Longing (7m, United Kingdom)

  • dir. by Zoe Sailsman-Asghar Dawn has recently lost her husband. She finds it difficult to let go, and longs for his presence. She delves into her subconscious and imagination to try and feel him; but the more she sees the more her reality becomes distorted. (French)  Aurore a récemment perdu son mari. Elle a du mal à lâcher prise et aspire à la présence de son mari. Pour voir ou sentir lu[...]
  • JOY, IT'S NINA (34m, United Kingdom) dir. by Jane Thorburn

  • Shot in England and Nigeria by Jane Thorburn, this evocative and original film builds on the experiences and emotional lives of West African women living in the UK separated from their families. The stories are based on news and court reports and Joy Elias-Rilwan's own life, including voice mails left on her answer-machine by the legendary singer Nina Simone, her friend and self proclai[...]