Category archives: Shorts

  • Seven Dates With Death

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] Seven Dates With Death (short, 9min) by Mike Holland – The story of Moreese Bickham, the oldest living survivor of Death Row in the United States. Bickham describes the murders that sent him to Death Row, his life on death row and how he was able to get on with his life after almost four decades in pris[...]
  • Silverhead

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 6PM-8PM [BUY TICKET] Silverhead (short, 20min) by Lewis Vaughn – A 300 lb. masked ax murderer terrorizes the streets of Chicago as a calculated hunter tracks him.
  • Inventory

  • Inventory (short, 7min) by Trevor Hansford – A father’s revelation that he ill prepared his ethnic kids for the current racial encumbrance in the U.S.
  • 95 Never Looked so Good

  • 95 Never Looked so Good (9m, U S A) dir. by Tymm Holloway This Documentary short, highlights Simeon Holloway accomplishments from early beginnings to the prominent historical record of his involvement in the elite first all Black US B-1 Navy Band. The first African Americans to serve in the modern Navy at any general rank with no recognition from the Navy. Simeon, utilizing his education, int[...]
  • Jake

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] Jake (short, 8min) by Michael Tyner – Lance, a black Brooklyn police officer has a different relationship with the community he serves; where tough love and respect go a long way. When Lance hears a cop racially profile a young person on the radio he springs into action but he is too late. He now has to[...]
  • Cocoa Butter Short

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 6PM-8PM [BUY TICKET] Cocoa Butter Short (student, 14min) by Dominque Gilbert – A young man impulsively changes his ethnic identity in hopes of gaining his love’s interest. His world is turned upside down by the heavy weight of his new skin.
  • The Forever Tree

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] The Forever Tree (short, 19min) by Alrick Brown – In 1919, a young antiquarian must choose what to do after a late night caller presents an ancient necklace tied to a fountain of youth.
  • Dvrker: Infinity Room

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 6PM-8PM [BUY TICKET] Dvrker: Infinity Room (short, 16min) by Jonathan Jackson – The daughter of a powerful senator is kidnapped, as Cinque Williams, a young African American lawyer, finds himself in a similar situation. As time ticks, Cinque tries to figure out why he’s in ‘The Infinity Room’ and discovers how American politics and rh[...]
  • 90 Days

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] 90 Days (short, 19min) by Nathan Hale Williams – A riveting story of love, integrity and compassion, 90 DAYS explores a beautiful couple's relationship and their life altering decision after ninety days of dating. Fueled with gripping performances by an extraordinary cast of actors led by Teyonah Parris (Jess[...]
  • Civil War: for the Soul of Black America

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) | 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] A Civil War: for the Soul of Black America (short, 20min) by Khinmay Lwin Vandermee – The civil war among African Americans is fought between those supporting 'Respectability Politics,' 'good' appearance and speech to fight racism; and those who don't fit that profile. Affirming both sides are equally di[...]
  • 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.
  • 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.