Friday 1330 Fillmore (Lush Life Theater)


Friday 1330 Fillmore



Charles Anderson

In the Biblical story of Abraham and Isaac, we are not informed of Sarah’s reaction to the news that Abraham will sacrifice Isaac to Elohim. Sarah takes place the morning Abraham makes his announcement.

A Craftsman
Sanford Jenkins Jr.

Overcome with grief, a rural woodworker builds a coffin.

Diego Aldabaldetrecu

Two persons going through the emotions that come with the loss of love and how they ultimately make peace with that reality.

Archie Zhang

Heroes explores the identity crisis of a hero who realizes his damsel no longer needs him. For the princess with Daddy issues and for the daddy with Princess issues. 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, the next morning, the princess tells the man she has to go to work now and thanks the man for his one-night-stand. However, in response, the man breaks down in his identity and approach as he desperately wishes her to stay.

Just Keep It 100
Bryan Bostic

Gus(Tevin Jackson) and Angela(Yazzmyn Shelby) meet up after finding each other through online dating.  They both find out some lies were told. The only thing left for them to do is keep it 100 with each other.

Total Runtime: 00:45:00


Friday 1330 Fillmore



Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora
Sheila S Walker

Tens of millions of Africans were scattered throughout the world during the centuries of the notorious process of enslavement. The African Diasporan communities that resulted used knowledge and skills brought from Africa to contribute to the building of new societies. Torn from the world they knew, Africans and their descendants forged new identities and created new cultural forms that have enriched global civilization. They preserved ancestral worldviews to which they they adapted the cultures of others to create dynamic new fusions. This 30min documentary shares African technologies that developed the Americas, visits unsuspected African Diasporan societies in the Americas and beyond, and reveals cultural commonalities uniting African Diasporan communities in distant lands.

Wax Print: 1 Fabric, 4 Continents, 200 Years of History
Aiwan Obinyan

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.  Surprised to learn from her Nigerian grandmother that ‘traditional’ African wax printed fabrics were a colonial invention made in the UK and Holland, British-born filmmaker and fashion designer, Aiwan Obinyan, sets out on a journey across four continents to trace the two-hundred year history of this iconic textile that has come to visually represent Africa and Africans.  The Industrial Revolution. Cotton is king. Mills across Europe spin and weave cotton sourced from North America. Colonialism leads to the discovery of batik in Indonesia. Dutch and English traders copy the designs and industrial innovators mechanize the process leading to the creation of Wax Prints. In the scramble for Africa, Wax prints are brought on merchant ships and sold by missionary trading companies in the bustling markets and village squares of West Africa. Local women are economically and politically empowered by this new import. Business is booming for all. But at what cost?  The late 20th century sees the influx of Chinese counterfeiters flooding the market with cheap copies (?), business declines and one by one the big Wax Print companies close their doors. From this decline emerges a new cottage industry, where designers reclaim the means of production in their homes, studios and local communities. But when all is said and done, is Wax Print African? And who gets to decide?

Total Runtime: 2:09:00


Friday 1330 Fillmore



Marcellus Cox

An Award Winning Drama about a young African American man who spends his last free day before heading to prison apologizing to everyone near and dear to him for betraying their trust in him

Ajani Amiri Thomas

A man struggles to remember the sound of his mother’s voice when his dreams force him to confront the past.

Pride Is Costly
Shauntay Cherry

An urban drama about a young man with dreams of success finds himself grappling with choices and consequences when moving back to the hood poses a threat to his future.

Jamaal Bradley

Based on True Events; Jason, the oldest of two boys loves his home but battles with wanting to change the deteriorating community and the desire to leave it behind. Tension turns to anger as Jason and his brother John battle over the decision to embrace the drug culture while simultaneously endangering John’s daughter.  Her symbolic gesture will change the future of the family and change her father’s SUBSTANCE.

Code Switch
Experimental, student, short
Alba Roland Mejia

This film is about a young black man named Amir who is directly impacted by code switching. Amir is so determined to meet these unrealistic standards that he doesn’t even recognize the harm he is causing to himself. ‘Code Switch’ is about illustrating the psychological damage of hiding who you are.

My Mistake
Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Psychological
Antjuan Ward

While being overcome with mixed emotion, Jason sits us down to explain his story. Each part of his story is broken down as he tries to piece together what he is missing. Jason shows us how blind love can really be while the sense of guilt overcome his partner until the potentially fatal end.

Rinse Cycle
Director: Diante SIngley
9 min 49 sec

A man recalls an important lesson from his mother about identity and blackness as he washes his clothes in a frightening laundromat

The Unforgiving Minute
Director: Nelson Glen
(aka: Dr. Robert Nelson)
9 min 6 sec

A teenage boy, who struggles with golf and is disgusted by his girlfriend’s betrayal, gets more than he bargained for when he seeks his ailing grandad’s advice.

Total Runtime: 1:28:00


Friday 1330 Fillmore




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Nineteen Summers
Director: Rod Scott
1 hr 58 min 53 sec

Born in the generational Los Angeles street culture a 19-year-old father seeks a better life in the midst of a turf war.

Total Runtime: 1:59:00