Category archives: Student

  • Out From Smoke & Ash

  • In 1921, the Tulsa, Oklahoma neighborhood of Greenwood was one of the most affluent all-black communities in America. Known as the “Black Wall Street,” it covered 40 square blocks and boasted more than 600 businesses and 15,000 residents which was demolished, scores killed, and thousands left homeless. This is the retailing of this story through a mix of mediums and performances as well as spo[...]
  • Gladys Brown

  • GLADYS BROWN is a long-suffering, 50-ish executive assistant. When her dream promotion becomes available, she’s ready to cash in on her decades of drudgery -- until a glamorous new hire steals the job. Will Gladys ever get her corner office? 0:12:29 Student USA Chad Scarborough
  • 1968

  • Is about a black radical fighting for racial equality while a white idealist struggles to help. 0:06:41 Student Canada Aaron Rota 1968 is the year that racial tensions reached their breaking point in the United States. Only fifty years ago, the Fair Housing Act was signed, signifying for many the end of the Civil Rights Movement and the African-American community’s efforts to[...]
  • Super Chef

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 12PM-2PM [BUY TICKET] Super Chef by Rochelle Rose Afflicted with food allergies, a young nerd concocts an imaginary hero, Super Chef, to help him conquer GMOs…and his loneliness at a flavorless summer camp.
  • Lawman

  • Lawman (student, 14min) by Kahlilah Robinson – 1875, Indian Territory. Bass Reeves, is the first African-American to be deputized by the U.S. Marshal service. His wife, Nellie Jennie Reeves, tries to persuade Bass not to leave for his own safety, but Bass argues that it’s the best job he can get to keep a roof over his family’s head.
  • Cold Choices

  • Cold Choices directed by Nick Jones     Major John Polanco, a black ops command officer, is ordered to send in a group of Marines behind enemy lines without proper preparation and limited intel. The mission is a success but it comes at a cost. Now John must pick up the pieces and carry on. Cast: Neil Brown Jr., Chris Naylor, Michael Graham, Prim Siripipat, Corinne Now[...]
  • David's Reverie

  • Saturday. 2nd Act. 12pm David's Reverie 19:42 Neil Creque Williams "David's Reverie", starring Brandon Fobbs ("The Wire", "Walking Dead", "HBO's Getting On"), tells the story of a jazz musician struggling to prevent his epilepsy diagnosis from derailing his emerging jazz career. 2015 IndieWire Project of the Year Finalist Director: Neil Creque Williams NEIL CREQUE WILLI[...]
  • The Mermaid

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 5:15pm The Mermaid 15:11 by Italome Ohikhuare Selected for a 2015 SUNDANCE INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP A moving drama about a young woman, her schizophrenic brother, and his pet goldfish -- and a journey that changes all their lives forever. Director: Italome Ohikhuare (Writer/Executive Producer) Named a 2015 SUNDANCE SCREENWRITING FELLOW[...]
  • Micah

  • FRIDAY 6/12 AAACC  (Buriel Clay Theater) 12pm Micah by Halima Lucas Summary:  Micah's stern father is determined to teach him the hard knocks of life as a Black man -- maybe too determined.  As Micah grows older he exemplifies the same harsh tendencies as his father with his own daughter, Lily.  It will take a reminder of what it felt like to be a child to make him question his parenthoo[...]
  • Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling

  • FRIDAY 6/12 AAACC  (Buriel Clay Theater) 12pm Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling (15m, U S A) sub. by Khadif Sanders A lonely privileged kid and a street hustlin' hobo discover the value of friendship through their shared love of break dancing.  
  • One Hitta Quitta

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 2:30pm One Hitta Quitta' by Ya'Ke Smith A teenage boy's addiction to Internet violence, leads him to act out violently himself.   "Filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith Goes Deep Inside The World Of Internet Violence For His Upcoming Film “One Hitta Quitta”" Director: Ya'Ke Ya’Ke Smith known for his unflinching and veracious style of storytelling,[...]