Category archives: 2017

  • On Time

  • FRIDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] On Time by Xavier Neal-Burgin Renee Johnson, a mother living in South Central LA, must make a difficult decision when she's late for her job interview. On Time is a proof of concept piece from the larger feature script, Rough Around The Edges, which made it past the 1st round of The Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab.[...]
  • Taking Israel

  • FRIDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] Taking Israel (55m, Israel, U S A) dir. by Vincent Singleton Documentary chronicles the experiences of over 200 African American students in Israel over a fifteen year period.
  • Color Blues

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] Color Blues (short, 8min) – by David Hebrero 1955. A writer meets his most famous creation for some unexpected news: change her from Black to White
  • Cut My Hair Barber

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 12PM-2PM Cut My Hair Barber (short, 24min) – by Patrick Thomas Alexander is a good kid who believes his father to be deceased. This causes him to daydream often about the father he never knew. He lives with his mother, Saundra, a hard-working single-parent. A class-assignment prompts Kwame to pester Saundra about his father. At first she[...]
  • The Luck Specials

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 12PM-2PM [BUY TICKET] The Luck Specials (fea, 111min) by Rea Rangaka – The Lucky Specials are a small-time cover band in a dusty mining town in southern Africa. Mandla (Oros Mampofu) works as a miner by day, but is passionate about playing guitar and dreams of making it big in the music industry. When tragedy strikes, Mandl[...]
  • The Mixtape: Stay Black Baby

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] The Mixtape: Stay Black Baby (shorts, 20min) by Jasmine Callis – Capturing an exhilarating reflection on Black America, The Mixtape: Stay Black, Baby! is a complex portrait of black youth, black art, black voices, black struggle and black empowerment. Poetically, each scene elaborates on current issu[...]
  • Blackface

  • Blackface (student) Writer/Director: Malcolm Baity Synopsis: After arriving late to his minstrel show performance, Paul, a black actor, gets a surprise visit from his estranged father. Though he wants to run, his acting partner Willie convinces him to stay. What happens on stage, no one could have predicted.
  • Mariner

  • Mariner (short, 21min) by Thyrone Tommy– A young, marine navigation student, suffers intense anxiety during his final exams, when an incident from his past return to both haunt and help him.
  • Atone

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] Atone (short, 24min) by Damon L. Smith – A respected pastor and inner city community leader is pressed to come clean by a spiritual traveler, about a crime he’s committed and hidden for decades.
  • A Meditation

  • SUNDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] A Meditation (short, 16min) by Joe Petricca – A man who is a little lost finds himself connecting with a surprising woman who shows up to buy the DVR he is selling on Craigslist.
  • Pseudo

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] Pseudo (short, 8min) The Turner Brothers (Julien & Justen Turner) – Pseudo is a short film that contrasts the parallel experiences and outcomes of two unrelated chance encounters for two male teenagers. Given the tense social climate in America today, this short strives to offer a unique perspective[...]
  • See You Yesterday

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 6PM-8PM [BUY TICKET] See You Yesterday (student, 15min) by Stefon Bristol – Presented by Spike Lee, two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas – determined to outwit fate and role-play as God – build make-shift time machines to save CJ’s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.