Category archives: 2017

  • Lawman

  • Lawman (student, 14min) by Kahlilah Robinson – 1875, Indian Territory. Bass Reeves, is the first African-American to be deputized by the U.S. Marshal service. His wife, Nellie Jennie Reeves, tries to persuade Bass not to leave for his own safety, but Bass argues that it’s the best job he can get to keep a roof over his family’s head. When Bass charges into the desert, he engages in a sh[...]
  • 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.
  • Sofie

  • SUNDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] Sofie (short, 15min) by Ella Jane New – Sofie is 17-years-old and deaf from birth. One friday evening she is left alone to care for her Mother while her Father works a night shift. Sofie drifts in a timeless place somewhere between youthfulness and stark reality. When Sofie receives a text from her friend Luis, she [...]
  • Lawman

  • Lawman (student, 14min) by Kahlilah Robinson – 1875, Indian Territory. Bass Reeves, is the first African-American to be deputized by the U.S. Marshal service. His wife, Nellie Jennie Reeves, tries to persuade Bass not to leave for his own safety, but Bass argues that it’s the best job he can get to keep a roof over his family’s head.
  • Dem Dem!

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] Dem Dem! (short, 25min) by Christophe Rolin – Matar, a Senegalese fisherman, finds a Belgian passport on a beach in Dakar. He decides to use it. He crosses paths with N’Zibou a crazy wise man who measures the clouds. He questions Matar about his search for identity. One day, Matar disappears. [...]
  • Project BayGanda

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 11AM-2PM “Project BayGanda” (doc, 61min) by Montaigne "Mr. M" Massac – [BUY TICKET] “Project BayGanda” is a documentary about Bay Area fashion designer Erica Varize’s ( “Evarize” ) 10 plus year youth program the “Sew What Sewing Camp”. The film details her humble beginnings, and how she merged her passion for fashion with[...]
  • We Love Moses

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] We Love Moses (short, 16min) by Dionne Edwards – When Ella was twelve, she had her first fight. And when she was twelve, she discovered sex. Now eighteen, Ella reflects on how her obsession with her older brother Michael’s best friend Moses left her with a secret she still carries.
  • The Servant

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 12PM-2PM [BUY TICKET]   The Servant (ani, 9min) by Farnoosh Abedi – A bug became servant, servant became master
  • “Blaxploitalian” – 100 Years of…

  • “Blaxploitalian” – 100 Years of… (doc, 60min) by Fred Kuwornu – “Blaxploitalian” is a diasporic, hybrid, critical, and cosmopolitan dimension documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers seldom heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema. BlaxploItalian cleverly discloses the personal struggles classic Afro-Italian and African diasporic actors faced, correlating[...]
  • White Face

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 6PM-8PM [BUY TICKET] White Face (short, 21min) by Mtume Gant New York Actor Charles Rogers hates his skin and all that hardship that comes with it. Feeling trapped by his race, Charles believes he has found the solution to his problems – change his appearance to embody ‘Whiteness’ – erase all that he has ever been and join [...]
  • SALTZ

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 6PM-8PM [BUY TICKET] SALTZ (short, 17min) by Dominique McClellan SALTZ is an experimental horror narrative that intercuts footage from two different casts of actors. Frankie (Dominique McClellan and Andrew Vogel) enlists his recovering drug addict younger brother, Mike (Brian Egland & Stephen Stanley), to smuggle a load of a new d[...]
  • Last Stop

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] Last Stop (short, 25min) by Prentice Dupins – Last Stop is the story of Benjamin Wilson, a young African American male and his struggle to go on living. A veteran suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Benjamin has given up on life and his family. He seeks solace in the family cemetery as he gat[...]