Category archives: 2017

  • INSTANCE

  • FRIDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] INSTANCE (short, 19min) by Nicholas Casucci – An idealistic art teacher befriends a troubled teenage boy in her class, but when she is accused of an instance of inappropriate behavior, it becomes unclear who the actual victim really is.
  • The First Stone

  • SUNDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] The First Stone (short, 15min) by Kaisan Rei – Reigh returns home from prison to find her family is torn apart at the seams, and it’s up to her to put it back together.
  • The Land Beneath Our Feet

  • FRIDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 12PM-2PM [BUY TICKET] The Land Beneath Our Feet (African, 60min) by Sarita Siegel, Gregg Mitman – When lost footage from the 1920s depicting a corporate land grab in the early days of globalization arrives back in Liberia, it sparks inquiry into how Liberians lost sovereignty over the very land that sustains them.
  • Brazilian Wavy

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 6PM-8PM [BUY TICKET] Brazilian Wavy (short, 20min) by Kirk Henriques – A comedic story of a socially awkward young inventor who becomes the Mike Jordan of hair.
  • Babay, Papa Rose

  • FRIDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 6PM-8PM [BUY TICKET] Babay, Papa Rose (short, 15min) by Stefani Saintonge – Tina hasn’t seen her father in over 30 years. As she travels back to Haiti, it’ll take all her strength to get through his funeral.
  • Oakland in Blue: A Short Film

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] Oakland in Blue: A Short Film (short, 24min) by Robbin Rae – Kennedy, a recent college graduate, returns home to Oakland, CA to be manager for local rap artist Marcus. Their struggle to launch a successful independent record label without compromising their integrity is conflicted by the temptation of ‘[...]
  • Pushing

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 6PM-8PM [BUY TICKET] Pushing (short, 9min) by Ryan LaPine – A homeless man, living on the fringes of society, feels out of touch with the speed and exclusivity of his surroundings. He retreats into his imagination to a time where he was better capable of fitting in and was accepted by others. When he is disrupted by a police offic[...]
  • Love Separated in Life…Love Reunited in Honor

  • Love Separated in Life…Love Reunited in Honor (doc, 14min) by Jackie Wright –Crossing history, time, social mores and seas, The Wright siblings honor Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr. (who died as an honor guard for Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara early in the Vietnam War) and ‘the wife of his youth,’ Ouida Fay McClendon Wright with a ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, after exhuming him from a[...]
  • #VICTIM 505

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 6PM-8PM [BUY TICKET] #VICTIM 505 (short, 9min) by Antwon Rollins – Mr. McBride continues to suffer from horrible dreams and nightmares. Mr. McBride tries to fight his inner demons that leads him on a bloody killing spree to avenge the death of his parents . .Now regretful of the killings Mr. McBride dwells in the basement of the home [...]
  • The Lowrider Tradition

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 12PM-2PM [BUY TICKET] The Lowrider Tradition (student, 19min) by Dante K – Short documentary about the history of the lowrider tradition in the Hispanic and Black communities in California.
  • KOJO: A Short Documentary

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 12PM-2PM [BUY TICKET] KOJO: A Short Documentary (youth 12, 14min) by Michael Fequiere KOJO is a short documentary on gifted twelve year old jazz drummer Kojo Odu Roney. In this candid interview, Kojo reflects on his tireless work ethic, the current state of Jazz music, learning from his mentor and father, Jazz saxophonist Antoine Rone[...]