Category archives: Features

  • My Name Is David

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 5:15pm My Name Is David (82m, U S A) dir. by Christopher Gallego David Howard (Keith Powell), an obsessive-compulsive workaholic with a severe addiction to prescription drugs, struggles to find order in a world full of chaos. Desperately in search of a life better than the one he leads, David often relies on his neighbor, Venus (Judy Reyes), a hot-[...]
  • Driving While Black

  • SAT | 6pm | Variety Screening House MARKET STREET“DRIVING WHILE BLACK …..A DARK BLACK COMEDY...BASED ON REAL SHIT" A comedy about the extra layer of police hassle that the young black man faces while driving. Dimitri delivers pizzas for a living, but he is offered a job driving a Hollywood tour bus - this film explores, with love, the black experience in everyday interactions with the police.[...]
  • Life Of A KING

  • Eugene Brown Life of a King is the unlikely true story of Eugene Brown and his one-man mission to give inner-city kids of Washington D.C. something he never had – a future. He discovered a multitude of life lessons through the game of chess during his 18-year incarceration for bank robbery. After his release and reentry into the workforce, Eugene developed and founded the Big Chair Chess Club to g[...]
  • TRIBUTE: THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR

  • dir. Sam Greenlee The Spook Who Sat by the Door is a 1973 film based on the novel of the same name by Sam Greenlee. It is both a satire of the civil rights struggle in the United States of the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy. Dan Freeman, the titular protagonist, is enlisted in the Central Intelligence Agency's elitist espionage program as its token[...]
  • Know How

  • Directed by: Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza A film written and acted by foster care youth ripped from the stories of their lives. Five youth's worlds interweave as they confront loss, heartbreak, and come of age in this tale about transience and perseverance. Addie struggles to graduate from high school while her best friend Marie loses her grandmother. Megan copes with being taken from her abus[...]
  • Devil In The Detail

  • Directed by: Shirley Nana Akua Manso Medium Synopsis A suspicious affair ruins an almost perfect marriage as husband and wife take a wild goose chase into the world of sex, lies and betrayal, risking everything in one of the craziest love triangles ever. Medium-Word Synopsis (French) Une affaire suspecte ruine un mariage presque parfait en tant que mari et femme prennent une ch[...]
  • That Daughter's Crazy

  • Directed by: Elzbieta Szoka 'That Daughter's Crazy,' directed by Elzbieta Szoka and produced by Paradox Smoke Productions (USA, 58 minutes), is a portrait of Rain Pryor, one of six surviving children of legendary comedian RIchard Pryor. Scenes from her one woman show about growing up half black and half Jewish in Beverly Hills in the 1970's, are mixed in with family interviews, including her gr[...]
  • Unsound

  • Directed by: Darious Britt This film is based on a true events that have taken place in my life. My mother struggles with schizophrenia and her battle has resulted in many damaged relationships and lost property. My mother completely flooded out her house and I've been taking care of her ever since. We've had our fair share of trials and tribulations (some almost breaking us) but together w[...]
  • TROOP 491: THE ADVENTURES of the MUDDY LIONS

  • Directed by: Praheme Praphet “Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions” follows Tristan, a naive adolescent boy coping with life in the inner city. Tristan’s mother enrolls him in the Boy Scouts in an effort to keep him off the streets, but when he witnesses a homicide, the local thug demands the boy’s silence. Tristan learns, with the help of his new Scout friends, that doing the right[...]
  • Stop Pepper Palmer

  • Directed by: Lonzo Liggins The film has won best Comedy at the Houston International Film Festival (Worldfest). And the special jury award for best actor for our lead actor Carleton Bluford. Featuring cameos from Too Short and Scott Schwartz and music from legendary Bay Area producer Dj Daryl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj3-tYEG-5g Stop Pepper Palmer is a comedy about three black[...]
  • Fingerprints (2014)

  • Directed by: Robyn Charles Fingerprints draws us into a world in which an individual is faced with battling demons that only arise from the most opaque recesses of the human mind - the outward manifestation of an internal war that is profoundly human. Gregory Marks is a comedian on the rise who does not realize his comedy is a defense mechanism that masks a dark side he unleashes when pursuing [...]