by Jamari Perry
Friday Buriel Clay Theater 12pm
JUSTIN, a smart but troubled kid that is caught between who the people around him think he should be and who he actually is. He’s defining what manhood is as he navigates through the harsh realities of the streets of Oakland California. Justin, meets his defining moment head on when he is forced to choose between retaliation or walking away in the ultimate choice between manhood and childhood.
Director Biography – Jamari Perry
Jamari Perry is an emerging filmmaker who hails from the Bay Area, CA. Her films focus on popular culture and community empowerment. She is an advocate for expression through art and is determined to use film to educate and enhance the underprivileged. She has produced and directed several works of various genres including documentary, experimental, and narrative films. Her experiences range from serving as a public relations intern at CBS to producing and directing a national media campaign for violence prevention. Jamari is not afraid to be innovative and unique when making films; she believes that if you use your intuition and believe in yourself, others will follow. She lives by the quote that her father has instilled in her; “Great things can be slowed down but never stopped.” Jamari graduated with a MFA in Film and Television Production at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2013 and is currently working as a freelance producer. A short film Jamari co-produced, War Paint recently screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Jamari is also developing and pitching digital content, episodics, and feature films.