Sunday JHC 12pm
The Big WTF
After meeting online, a couple discovers that dating comes with several unexpected surprises and casualties at every turn.
Abby & Chris are pushed together romantically by their friends, but neither have dated within their race before. They confront their vulnerabilities and explore their relationship experiences.
One Last Spin
An engaged couple struggling with the financial pressures of the upcoming celebration, receive an unsolicited package. The package contains a peculiar item that has the potential to change their lives significantly.
Director: Starling Thomas
Max is a ruthless organ hustler making millions from human trafficking. He is approached by Scott Winesfield, a billionaire tech company CEO whose wife is in desperate need of a liver transplant. Everything runs accordingly until the family of Kamal Wright, a young teenager they killed for his organs, exhumes the body and begins asking questions that opens an investigation into the business of organ dealing in America.
It’s a time of mounting tension when tenacious and free-spirited political activist, Carrie Cook returns home to Baltimore to protest the acquittal of police in a public and brutal killing of a Black man. An invitation to a party from a childhood friend brings Carrie’s personal life into collision with her politics as an intimate betrayal tests her deepest values and complicates her quest for justice.
Every Nine Hours
Adam Margolis, Jim St. Germain
A modern-day exploration of skin color and gender and how they affect one’s ability to participate in relationships and society.
Total Runtime: 1:38:00
Sunday JHC 2pm-4pm
“The Harlem Renaissance was surely as gay as it was Black,” writes famous Black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. The SFBFF proves the point this year with a special program, Shoga Films Presents the Queer Harlem Renaissance. The SFBFF has partnered with Shoga Films for many years and continues to do so by supporting its current crowdfunding campaign to finance the filming of the most important story to come out of the queer Renaissance, “Smoke, Lilies and Jade.”
An aging fisherman goes out to sea one day and returns with a talking fish. Set in Ghana West Africa, this quirky comedy explores our need to stay relevant against the backdrop of a developing nation
Sunday JHC 4pm
Director: Justin Foia
Tatyana Ali (“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
Mira Srvino (MIGHTY APHRODITE) … Faithe Herman (“This Is Us”)
A man wakes up with no memory of his past but the remarkable ability to fluently speak dozens of languages. After finding a clue about his former self, he must race against time to discover his true identity.
Total Runtime: 1:40:00
Sunday JHC 6:00pm
Julien & Justen Turner
An Inner city’s polluted conditions awaken within some young residents a dormant superhuman gene produced by eugenics during slavery (the practice of selective breeding to improve the genetic composition of their ancestors). Now, one woman must confront her friend who chooses to use his powers for wrong.
A Knight’s Tour
It is a post-apocalyptic world where nature has unapologetically moved on from the memory of human civilization. A young man, J.D., flees through the mountains bleeding from his arm. He stumbles upon a cabin in a clearing, and when he attempts to break in for shelter, he is captured by a man named Henry, a detached hermit who has been surviving by himself in the mountains for twelve years. Henry attempts to befriend J.D. out of loneliness, but J.D.’s checkered past as well as possible invaders from the outside world force their relationship to a head.
Total Runtime: 1:33:00