Sunday Buriel Clay Theater 12pm
When Dustin and Jett find out their lifelong dreams are no longer a reality they decide to team up and assemble a crew to take their money back from the University
The Lockdown Club
Six students are stuck in a classroom with their teacher while their school is on lockdown.
Total Runtime: 2:02:00
Sunday Buriel Clay Theater 2:15pm
The untold stories of the indentured Indian community who sailed across the seas from India to Africa. A short film documentary about a modern generation reflecting on their past history and how it shapes their future.
We Do What We Can
Director: Kwaku Awuku-Asabre
We Do What We Can is a film that looks at one of the miracles in the journey of diaspora Africans. It follows two twenty-something newlywed immigrants who have a child when they don’t have much of a place to live. The film follows the couple as they reflect on their ambitions, while striving to make a way – both for themselves and for their offspring – to be all that they see themselves to be.
Emails to My Little Sister
Not another-film-about-refugees or “the misery” of Africans for there is never a single story. Emails to My Little Sister is an anthropologically intended film created as part of an MA thesis project concerning the phenomenology of Blackness in Berlin. The film, however, takes place in Ethiopia where becoming Black is reflected back on in the siblings’ email conversations
OUT OF CHAOAS-AN ARTIST JOURNEY IN HAITI
Director: Pascal Giacomini
Out of Chaos, An Artist’s Journey in Haiti is a multimedia project by artist Pascal Giacomini. It includes a 60-minute documentary film (French and English versions available); and an exhibition of sculpture and photography, with accompanying 90-page catalog.
Total Runtime: 2:00:00
Sunday Buriel Clay Theater 4:35pm
My Brother Wes
First Time Filmmaker: Yes
Wes (10), has always looked up to his older brother Dre (13) and has always wanted to be included in his older brother’s group of friends. As a playful prank to try and deter his younger brother from bad influences, Dre tries to coerce Wes into stealing some sodas and snacks at the local bodega, not unlike a scene in one of their video games, thinking that Wes will be too scared to accept. Without fully understanding the possible consequences, Dre ups the ante by convincing Wes to use a toy gun to hold up the store owner. Wes, not wanting to look like a little kid, doesn’t give in and soon both boys find themselves at the bodega. They enter the store as their nerves start to get unhinged. When things turn terribly wrong.
Donta Storey, Dontai Storey
Set in the urban jungle of Compton, CA in the early ’00s, LiME tells the story of Deshawn, a young man who discovers how hard it is to walk and live in your truth after he experiences the bitterness of the real world. Lime pays Homage to the beauty of the city while juggling the sound of the drums, the sway in the walk and the world of Drill.
Kalani (Joi Campbell), is a teenager living in Harlem with her older brother Jacob, and her younger sister, Bebe, while her mother struggles to make ends meet. Her college counselor Mr. Rose (Danny Glover) sees great promise in her educational future. As Kalani’s siblings get caught in a myriad of hardships, Kalani teeters on the brink of ruin as she struggles to keep both her family and her dream intact. Strive reminds us that hard work, optimism, and perseverance, in the face of overwhelming adversity, is the essence of what it is to be American.
Total Runtime: 1:49:00
Sunday Buriel Clay Theater 6:30pm
Michael “Lyfelong” Foster
“#aSocialLoveAffair”, is the tale of two torrid love affairs on a crash course with each other. Leo Michaels, owner of a Social Media Marketing firm, has his engagement to fiancee Andrea challenged by an old flame that resurfaces after a three-year hiatus. Is their relationship built to withstand the pressures of social media? Who should Leo end up with is the question you’ll be stuck on.
Total Runtime: 2:05:00