Category archives: 2017

  • 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[...]
  • When Love Kills

  • The Boom Boom Room (1601 Fillmore Street) 7PM until [GET FREE TICKET] When Love Kills (feat, 80min) by Swirl Films – Falicia left home at the age of sixteen, hoping to make a better life than the one she’d left behind. Becoming an exotic dancer seemed like a harmless way to make money so that she could save and begin a new career. It didn’t take but a few weeks for her to get swept up [...]
  • Print Shop

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] Print Shop (short,) by Christian Nolan Jones – A young aspiring fashion designer from North Philadelphia, creates “Rest in Peace” t-shirts to honor slain victims of violence in his community.
  • HAIRAT

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 12PM-2PM [BUY TICKET] HAIRAT (African, 7min) by Jessica Beshir – One man’s nightly ritual brings solace to the lovelorn of Harar.
  • Rolling In The Deep

  • Rolling In The Deep (short, 12min) by Marcellus Cox – A Young African American Male travels home to South Carolina looking to achieve a goal for his late Father by having a meal at an locally famous Whites Only Diner.
  • REPAIRations

  • The Boom Boom Room (1601 Fillmore Street) 7PM until [BUY TICKET] REPAIRations (short, 15min) by Courtney Miller – REPAIRations! is a story about the power of optimism against forces that are seemingly more powerful than yourself. It follows the story of a man named Isaac who lives during the end of slavery (1860’s), end of segregation (1960’s), and President Obama’s inauguration in 2[...]
  • Abina and the Important Men

  • Koret Auditorium @ De Young Museum (50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr) 6PM-8PM - [GET THIS TICKET] Abina and the Important Men (ani, 60min) by Soumyaa Behrens – Trevor Getz and Liz Clark’s graphic novel about a young woman who fights for her freedom in the courts of Africa’s gold coast in the late 1800’s comes to life in an animated feature produced by the Documentary Film Institute at San Franci[...]
  • August Beach

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] August Beach (youth, 10min) by Leyah Barris – August Beach tackles the dreams and obstacles of African-American youth in the modern age.
  • Am Still Here

  • FRIDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 6PM-8PM [BUY TICKET] Am Still Here (fea, 104min) by Stephanie Bell & written/directed by Mischa Marcus– I AM STILL HERE is the story of 10-year old Layla, who was stolen from her family and thrown into America’s child sex industry. Stories of courage drawn from interviews with trafficking survivors are the foundation for the fiction[...]
  • Inventory

  • SUNDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] Inventory (narrative, 7min) by Trevor Hansford – Social Black Parental Commentary through the lens of a middle aged father, who has realized he mislead his children in terms of how they are perceived by fearful and hateful Americans. A father bears his soul, pain, fear and regret for not preparing them for the e[...]
  • Angela’s Sacred Heart

  • FRIDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] Angela’s Sacred Heart (short, 25min) by G.G Williams – A naive young woman moves to the big city and falls prey to a violent attack that turns her life upside down. .