SATURDAY 6/13 AAACC
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12pm – BLOCK
It’s 1997 in Seattle’s Yesler Terrace, and 10-year-old Abai is on a quest to find fresh batteries for his Casio keyboard for one last music lesson with his older brother Sam before seeing him sent back to their native Eritrea, indefinitely.
The Road We Travel 38
After arriving in Uganda without any money, a downtrodden photographer befriends a local taxi driver who offers him a place to stay, forcing him to embrace a culture very different to his own.
Cold Choices 14
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.
It all comes tumbling down as a young archer fights to avoid becoming the person he fears most – his abusive militant father.
2pm – BLOCK
1440 and Counting 14
A desperate man from her past confronts a burned-out, retiring teacher. She’s packing up her classroom and her life, but when she discovers one of her beloved students is in great danger, her life turns upside down within minutes.
Rise UP 14
A Young African American Male travels back in time to 1964 too address social issues effecting Black America to Malcolm X & Dr. King
The Decision 8
Inspired by the relationship between George Jackson and Angela Davis: A young couple is forced to make difficult decisions during the Black Power Movement.
Lift every Voice 21
The Regents Exams are Mandatory assessment tests for every student who wishes to graduate from a New York State/City High School
3:30 – BLOCK
Your Workplace a Training Video 5
Your office is a minefield. Avoid the creepy married dudes. Ignore hurtful comments. Bring the sexism lawsuit when you can. But what can a girl do about some bad company policy behind the wage gap? Check out the NEWS HANGOVER workplace training video here.
Open Legs With a Closed Mind 140
The documentary focuses on the larger population of unwed mothers in the African-American culture.
5:45 – BLOCK
Shortage of Children 42
Winter 1963…Two children, Camelien (10) and Lenais (5), from the Reunion Island are taken away from their mother to help in the resettlement policy of the French government.
The Youth 15
A recent college graduate is frustrated that his life is going nowhere until an old friend offers him the opportunity to make a difference.
7:05 – BLOCK
A mentally disabled man (GBENGA AKINNAGBE) is left without a protector in the Brooklyn housing projects when his brother (AMARI CHEATOM) is shot. Now under the control of his abusive mother (ALFRE WOODARD) he must take his future into his own hands. He tries to find the one doctor who can help him cure his incurable mental disorder.
SATURDAY 6/13 2ND ACT
12pm – BLOCK
David’s Reverie 20
“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.
Da Cotton Pickas 28
A film project is about the understanding of the day and a life of a person who picked cotton on the southern plantations after the slavery era in America. Its covers the sharecropping arrangement between the cotton pickas and the land owners, it takes you on a journey as the narrator gets vivid description of the migration of the cotton pickas to west and north, when they finally decided to leave the south.
Black Lives Matter 4
The Black Lives Matter music video incorporates footage of national and international Black Lives Matter protests, alongside images of the victims who have lost their lives at the hands of police. Also, interwoven within the video are subtle but intimate clips that capture Hoffman during the recording process.
Short on Human Trafficking
Alex, excited to have befriended the popular girl at school, will do anything to stay in her good graces. When her new friend wants to play house, Alex innocently plays along and develops feelings she doesn’t understand.
Free Pass 15
Tensions rise when Asher, a black pitcher passing for white in the 1940s Minor Leagues, comes face to face with his estranged brother, Cutlass, a batter for Negro Leagues.
2pm – BLOCK
The Man Who Fed His Shadow 18
A man intrudes into rich people’s dinners claiming that he can collect the food from their table and feed his shadow which, curiously enough, is a female figure.
Ladylike is a modern day noir that follows Vaughan and Harlan, two vintage vixens who have a penchant for retro… and retribution.
Everyone wants to exist forever…except for those who have…one man no longer wants to simply exist… he wants to live…
Three Men and a Laptop Part 2 56
Leah finally finds a way to look for Mr. Right, if she can’t find the man of her dreams in her reality than maybe she can find him in cyber space. There is no support from her three best girl friends who are looking for love of their own, one being a man eating agent, one waiting patiently on God, and the other isn’t too sure if she wants the single life over her married life. These four woman know that love is out there but how can they get it, and whose way is the right way?
4:15 – BLOCK
Zola Zola, a poor boy in a remote village of Africa is devastated when his father leaves to work in South African mines. The situation gets worse when his mother dies of AIDS. Zola is forced to live with his uncle, a mean, poorest subsistence farmer, a man who lives alone and drinks too much. Zola’s life takes a dramatic turn, one full of obstacles when he auditions for dance competition. All he needs to change his life is a miracle.
In An Ideal World
*FREE FOR ANYONE TOUCHED BY INCARCERATION*(email email@example.com) Direct from the frontlines of America’s locked down racial system, follow three men over seven years inside one California prison. Their stories expose–and honor–the human drama at its core, revealing the institutional nature of racial hierarchies, and the hope and hidden risks of transformative change.
8PM-10PM [OUT IN THE NIGHT] | LGBTQ
Black is Blue
BLACK IS BLUE is a short narrative that tells the story of Black — an African American Transman, who works as a security guard inside an apartment complex in present day Oakland, California.
Alaska is a Drag
Leo stands out in a crowd. That’s not always a good thing working in a fish cannery in Alaska. His dreams of leaving this small town are hard fought, until a new boy moves to town and sees him for who he really is – an international superstar.
Out in the Night
A lifetime demanding self-defense. One night they fought back. One hot night in August 2006, a group of young African American lesbian friends are harassed in a gay friendly neighborhood of New York City. They defend themselves and a fight ensues. Charged with gang assault and labeled a “Lesbian Wolfpack” in the mainstream media, four of the women begin an emotional and psychological battle as they claim self-defense.
SATURDAY 6/13 VARIETY
Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise 1:35
Filmed over 13 years, this is the story of the legendary Lee Scratch Perry, the inventor of Reggae and Dub, and a guide how to change the world with art and music.
Driving While Black (DWB) 99
“Driving while black… A dark, black, comedy based on real sh*t”. A comedy about the extra layer of police hassle faced by a young black man while driving. Dimitri delivers pizzas for a living, but he is offered a job driving a Hollywood tour.