Category archives: Foreign

  • Birth of Afrobeat

  • 7:00 by OPIYO OKEYO in Shorts African music pioneer, Fela Kuti once said, 'Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”. In this hybrid live-action/animated short, filmmaker Opiyo Okeyo documents drum legend Tony Allen as he recounts his contribution to the birth of Africa's most exported music genre--Afrobeat. Friday Buriel Clay Theater 3:30pm Director Biography - Opiyo Okeyo Opi[...]
  • Wax Print: 1 Fabric, 4 Continents, 200 Years of History

  • Friday 1330 Fillmore JHC 1:15pm 01:37:38 by Aiwan O in Documentary In African homes across the world a benign textile lies unassuming and taken for granted. With a multitude of names from ‘Dutch Wax’ to ‘Liputa' and ‘Kitenge’ to ‘Ankara’ this textile has become an important part of African cultures across the diaspora. A symbol of strength and identity in the face of oppression. Surpr[...]
  • No me olvidaré de ti - I Will Not Forget You

  • 11:24 by laila Petrone in Shorts Friday Buriel Clay Theater 12pm Still struggling with loss, a caring father and his daughter are inspired by the Christmas spirit to connect with their Puerto Rican roots by reaching out to victims of the hurricane. Director Biography - Laila Petrone Peynado Laila Petrone is an Italian/Dominican filmmaker. Born in the U.K., she was raised between Rome a[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Life is Fare

  • Playing at the Emporium SF in conjunction with HUSHconcerts and catered. 616 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117 Life is Fare Life is Fare is a Tigrinya / English feature film exploring three wildly different perspectives on the East African nation of Eritrea. The film’s premise follows Sephora, an idealistic young Eritrean American pitching a well meaning but ludicrous film idea to he[...]
  • Hands Up, Don’t Shoot

  • Story is about a young African American man living his day to day life in the heart of South Central Los Angeles. Not only is he having trouble finding a job to support his girlfriend but he has trouble with gang-members, store clerks and boys in blue. In a strong effort to bring awareness to how much peace he wants for everyone, each situation gets worse and worse until he takes the ultimate [...]
  • Bitches Love Brunch

  • 4 girls, 1 brunch date, 0 dollars. When all seems lost in love and the job market, Chantelle and her three friends show each other how to get by. SYNOPSIS Chantelle is meeting her three friends who she has promised to buy brunch… except she’s broke. Understandably unimpressed with the makeshift meal that becomes breakfast, her besties turn their let down into a catch-up on life’s highs and[...]
  • Class 15

  • A cordial parents evening at a secondary school descends into accusations and chaos when a teacher finally meets the mother of his difficult student. Starring Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Anthony Houghton, Sophia Hall and Neil Reidman. Writer / Director: Dean Leon Anderson Producer: Shereen Billings, Dean Leon Anderson Executive Producer: Marc Boothe DOP: Yana Rits-Cairns, Davey Gilder [...]
  • Bluey

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 2PM-4PM Bluey (short, 14m) by Darlene Johnson – [BUY TICKET] Bluey, an angry young woman trapped in a life of violence, meets a mystery mentor who could change everything. Bluey is a story of courage, heart and the fight for survival.
  • We Love Moses

  • We Love Moses (short, 15min) 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.