SFBFF Sunday

SUNDAY YOSHI’S 12pm



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The Event
Two lovers share their final night together in this silent articulation of the beauty, pain, and uncertainty of Black love in the Black Lives Matter era.
0:06:27
African
USA
Tunji Bamishigbin

Blue Diamonds
A group of friends dealing with erectile dysfunction decide to resort back to their thieving ways to solve their problem and make some extra money in the process.
0:13:57
Shorts
USA
Patrick House

1968
Is about a black radical fighting for racial equality while a white idealist struggles to help.
0:06:41
Student
Canada
Aaron Rota

F.A.M.
A father’s life is complicated by a trio of women: his daughter, her mother, and his
wife, who are all taking him on a ride.
0:30:00
Lesbian/Gay
USA
Kyle Romanek

THE RED CAPE
A black child and his tenacious father struggle to survive against a mounting white supremacy campaign that incites the violent 1898 Wilmington Race Riot, a conspiracy that would reverse racial progress and become the only Coup d’Etat in United States history.
0:38:37
Shorts
USA
Nelson Oliver

Congo Cabaret
Welcome to the world of Claude McKay, a gay writer of the Harlem Renaissance whose racy 1926 novel, Home to Harlem, became the first best-seller published by a Black writer. When you have your glass of bootleg gin at the Congo Cabaret, you will witness a colorful underground world with lots of drama: Zeddy the kept man cheating on his woman; Myrtle, his innocent mark; Billy the Wolf, the gay owner of the nightclub and his Pansy Dancer; Jake, Zeddy’s friend and moral center in a lawless world; Jakes’ singer girlfriend, Congo Rose, whose rendition of Bessie Smith’s “Foolish Man Blues” seduces the whole room, especially Zeddy. As a newcomer to the scene, you won’t know where all the stories come from or even where they’re going, but you will be riveted by the gorgeous cinematography, the strong acting, the vivid characters, and McKay’s flavorful dialogue. Surrender your preconceptions of story and how it’s told; you’re at the Congo Cabaret.
00:14:00
Robert Philipson
United States
Music Video, Short

SUNDAY YOSHI’S 3pm

Found in a dream
Where the dark complex reality of the past challenges the ecstasy of today.
1:37:00
Features
Australia
Helen Kassa

SUNDAY YOSHI’S 5pm

Rebirth is Necessary
This film explores the magic and dynamism of Blackness in a realm where time and space are altered. The now, the past & the future are rethought and reordered to create something soulful and mind bendingly visceral. Unfolding through the gaze of Jenn Nkiru, it is an audio – visual feast which pulls on broad yet unique sound and visual references to push the story forward. The soundtrack features music and sounds from James Baldwin, Sun Ra, Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, Rotary Connection, Pharaoh Sanders and Shafiq Husayn. It also includes quotes and moments from Alice Coltrane, Audre Lorde, Kwame Nkrumah, Sun Ra and James Baldwin.
00:10:31
Bill Anaya
United States
Documentary, Experimental, Short

Knockout Game
The Knockout Game: A disturbing and Brutal game amongst teens, targeting whites and immigrants in Inner city communities.  Gregory wants to play.  He wants to get in good with G-Life’s gang.  He wants to be accepted and prove that he has heart.
20:40
Jamal Hodge
USA
Short

The Fearless One
Cody, a retired number one contender, is a straight laced working guy that doesn’t look for trouble – but trouble seems to look for him.  Cody has been focused on rebuilding his life after a tragic blow and is trying to stay focused on the present while trying to leave all his misfortune behind him.  When unresolved issues come back to haunt him, Cody is faced with decision of his life
1:49
Feature
USA

SUNDAY AAACC 10am

Father’s Kingdom
Father Divine was called an ingenious entrepreneur, a civil rights leader, a charlatan, a con man, and a fraud. His followers called him God. His religious movement once claimed to have millions of followers. Today, only a few remain, living as an interracial family on an exclusive estate outside of Philadelphia, struggling to keep Father’s legacy alive.
1:34:00
Documentaries
USA
Lenny Feinberg

SUNDAY AAACC 12pm

King of Stage (The Woodie King Jr. Story)
The life, times and work of Woodie King Jr., the founder and producing director of New Federal Theatre and National Black Touring Circuit located in New York City. He has presented over 200 productions in New Federal Theatre 47th Season, which began in 1970. In addition to producing Broadway shows such as “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is
1:35:00
Documentaries
USA
Juney Smith

SUNDAY AAACC 2pm

Survivor 9
Yana is a refugee living in Los Angeles when she begins to suspect that Fundi, a taxi driver, is a war criminal from her country of origin. Yana recognizes Fundi’s voice as the radio DJ who urged murder and mayhem. It reignites the trauma of her past–especially her inability to save the lives of three school girls in her care. Haunted by these memories, Yana decides to track down the taxi driver, and with the help of zip ties and a machete, commence a private session of truth and reconciliation.
00:21:57
Roy Hurst
Short

The Color of Me
An adopted African-American named Lewis Clark, falls in love with a young woman named Lisa Adams, who has an unusual condition. Every hour, her skin magically changes color and she turns into 5 different races. Lewis and Lisa struggle with their relationship as Lisa continuously changes skin color, and the two of them explore their own opinions about race and how much it really matters in their relationship.
00:19:35
Sreejith Nair
Short

Intercept
After spiraling into a deep depression, a young woman’s desperate plans are intercepted.
00:16:45
Bailey Brown
United States
Short

Yemi’s Dilemma
Three sisters. A wedding. A family torn apart.
0:25:12
Shorts
USA
Sade Oyinade

Bitches Love Brunch
4 girls, 1 brunch date, 0 dollars. When all seems lost in love and the job market, Chantelle and her three friends show each other how to get by. SYNOPSIS Chantelle is meeting her three friends who she has promised to buy brunch… except she’s broke. Understandably unimpressed with the makeshift meal that becomes breakfast, her besties turn their let down into a catch-up on life’s highs and lows. While swapping stories of dating trials and triumphs, they take a look at Chantelle’s most recent attempt at finding love: an online dating app.
00:10:44
Sasha Leigh Henry
Canada
Short

SUNDAY AAACC 4:30pm

Hidden Treasure
Hidden Treasure is based in the real life story of a woman who suffered spousal abuse for over 15 years. Yvette flees her home one night after a savage beating form her husband. She meets two strangers Charles and Allen who help Yvette discover her inner journey to find her Hidden Treasure. At the same time Yvette gets Charles and Allen to examine their own ideas and beliefs about women that could lead to violence 00:29:00
Donald Lacy
Short

Sinners Wanted
A young unconventional pastor is ridiculed by his hypocritical church congregation after he falls in love with an unforgiving neighborhood prostitute.
1:45:00
Features
USA
Jimmy Jenkins

SUNDAY  Nia Room 12pm

To Raise a Child
A couple’s marriage has been strained due to the death of their son
because of police brutality. Seven months later during a family dinner, the couple find themselves in the middle of breaking news and discover who the true killer is…
0:20:00
Shorts
USA
Robert Henry

Ruin & Redemption
Mordecai is released from prison after doing hard time for a crime he didn’t commit. His only wish is to reconnect with the son he left behind. Will he find the redemption he is searching for or perhaps something else?
1:28:00
Features
USA
Benjamin Jaffe

SUNDAY NIA ROOM 2:20pm

All to Myself
After learning that her husband (Calvin) has been cheating on her, Evelyn is on a mission to gain revenge. It’s the night of a big speakeasy bash and Evelyn is prepared to cause a scene. Along her journey to the party, Calvin attempts to salvage his marriage but Evelyn has other plans which makes for an unpleasant surprise.                                                                                          00:10:50
Maceo Lester
United States
Music Video, Short

Class 15
A cordial parents evening at a secondary school descends into accusations and chaos, when a teacher finally meets the mother of his difficult student.
00:13:06
Dean Anderson
United Kingdom
Short

The Rough Part
An apprehensive twenty-something hires an escort to fake-seduce her boyfriend, and sabotage her dead-end relationship. 00:16:41
Ramiro Hernandez
United States
Short

Arthur’s Bicycle
A grieving mother seeks to remove a curse brought on by her son’s suicide, while her younger sons grapple to understand the meaning of his death.
00:18:00
Tafadzwa Chiriga
Short

Runaway
An enslaved woman, attempts to help 2 runaway slaves under the nose of a seething overseer, all while trying to keep her daughter from being sold off the next day.
0:25:00
Shorts
USA
Daniel Fries