Category archives: Student

  • Heroes

  • Friday JHC 12pm 6:00 by Arch Yee in Student GET TICKET LOGLINE Heroes explores the identity crisis of a hero who realizes his damsel no longer needs him. TEASER For the princess with Daddy issues and for the daddy with Princess issues. SUMMARY Told in fairy-tale-esque format, a man swoops up a vulnerable princess off the street and brings her home for sex and comfort. However, th[...]
  • COLOR BLIND

  • 20:00 by Max Philisaire in Student Saturday Nia Room 1:30pm TICKETS A bi-racial black woman struggles with her journey to self discovery while trying to live up to her father's expectation. Director Biography - Max Philisaire MAX PHILISAIRE (Director) is a Los Angeles based producer, director and screenwriter. He is a U.S. Military combat war veteran best known for his mental an[...]
  • Snowball

  • 13:43 by Paul Rivet in Student Saturday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm TICKET Andre Willis wants nothing more than to be taken seriously as an actor. There’s just one thing. He’s black and that’s all that the casting directors see. Sick and tired of stereotypical roles and typecasting in Hollywood, Andre decides to audition for a television remake of "Glengarry Glen Ross" in whiteface. After land[...]
  • The Last Taboo

  • 12:40 by Emily M. Blake in Student Saturday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm An ode to Toni Morrison's, "The Bluest Eye," and based on a true story. The Last Taboo explores the themes of colorism and unrequited love through seventeen year old Jonathan, who goes mad after suffering intolerable rejection, humiliation, and pain. TICKET Director Biography - Emily M. Blake After graduating with a[...]
  • The Talk

  • 7:30 by Emily M. Blake in Student Saturday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm For African Americans, The Talk, is about more than just the birds and the bees. On his way to a big date, seventeen year old J.J. has a talk with his dad, but Dad couldn't prepare him for this. Director Biography - Emily M. Blake After earning a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University I earned a Master's de[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Unarmed

  • Unarmed follows a young African American male, David, who’s father was murdered by the police. David’s biggest fear is seeing his daughter grow up without a father the same way he grew up without father. The film follows the David on his journey to be a good father, while giving insight on the trauma remaining from his father’s death. 00:05:40 Elias Moreno Student