Category archives: 2019

  • Rondo: Beyond the Pavement

  • 33:11 by Scotty Herold in Student Friday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm   A film made by students at High School for Recording Arts in Saint Paul, MN, in partnership with Saint Paul Almanac and SPNN. In the 1920s, Rondo, Saint Paul’s largest African American neighborhood, was flourishing. With music, theatre, African American newspapers, and businesses booming, the community was thrivi[...]
  • "Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty"

  • 58:41 by Arielle Nobile in Documentary Saturday JHC 4pm TICKETS “Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty” shares the journey of a man who even in the face of great obstacles spreads joy wherever he goes. Follow Michael as he evolves from aspiring scientist to Black Panther Party member, from FBI target to soldier, from drug addict to health nut. The twists and turns of Mic[...]
  • Every Nine Hours

  • 12:00 by James KICKLIGHTER in Shorts Sunday JHC 12pm TICKETS A modern-day exploration of skin color and gender and how they affect one's ability to participate in relationships and society. Director Biography - Adam Margolis, Jim St. Germain ADAM MARGOLIS LA Native Adam Margolis (Director, BigMan Productions) has known he wanted to be a filmmaker since the age of 10. Graduati[...]
  • Jamaal: Through The Lens

  • 12:07 by Ian Phillips in Shorts Saturday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm TICKET A young man from the South Bronx discovers photography as his way to escape his past history of abuse and neglect.         Director Biography Ian Phillips was born and raised in New York City. He studied Documentary Filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.
  • The SixTripleEight

  • 01:12:00 by James Theres in Documentary Friday Buriel Clay Theater 7:30pm This documentary includes interviews with the surviving six members from the 855 women of the SixTripleEight (6888 Central Postal Directory battalion), the first, and only, all-black female battalion sent to Europe during World War II. Their mission: clear the backlog of over 17 million pieces of mail stuck in wa[...]
  • On Mother's Day

  • 6:29 by Ellie Wen in Student TICKETS An intimate look at how mass incarceration impacts a mother on Mother’s Day. Director Biography - Ellie Wen Ellie Wen was born in Hong Kong and moved to Los Angeles when she was eight years old. She attended Stanford University and graduated with a BA in Drama and a Minor in Sociology. Upon graduation from Stanford, she moved back to Los [...]
  • A Knight's Tour

  • 01:16:49 by Marvin Choi in Feature Sunday JHC  6:00pm TICKETS It is a post-apocalyptic world where nature has unapologetically moved on from the memory of human civilization. A young man, J.D., flees through the mountains bleeding from his arm. He stumbles upon a cabin in a clearing, and when he attempts to break in for shelter, he is captured by a man named Henry, a detached hermit who[...]
  • Simone - Stories in Train Transfer Station

  • 24:58 by Renato Candido De Lima in Foreign TICKETS The short film "Simone - Stories in Transfer Station" brings a daily break of the Simone character. She make a date with her boyfriend at CPTM's Júlio Prestes station and waits for him for long and harrowing hours. In this anguish we enter Simone's imagination. In this, André and other males figures appear as Stereotypes in the histor[...]
  • Pride Is Costly

  • 10:50 by Shauntay Cherry in Shorts Friday 1330 Fillmore JHC 3:45pm An urban drama about a young man with dreams of success finds himself grappling with choices and consequences when moving back to the hood poses a threat to his future.   Director Biography - Shauntay Cherry A6901443f7 headshot Shauntay Cherry is an independent filmmaker from Brooklyn, NY who serves as pres[...]
  • Safe

  • 9:20 by Marissa High in Shorts Sunday JHC 12pm Abby & Chris are pushed together romantically by their friends, but neither have dated within their race before. They confront their vulnerabilities and explore their relationship experiences. TICKETS Director Biography - Marissa High 67e17d1d5d headshot Marissa has written and directed for CollegeHumor and Squirrel Fight C[...]