Tags archives: african

  • Rinse Cycle

  • 9 min 49 sec Category: Shorts Directed By: Alex Ford A man recalls an important lesson from his mother about identity and blackness as he washes his clothes in a frightening laundromat Friday 1330 Fillmore JHC 3:45pm
  • LostFound

  • LostFound (13m, U S A) dir. by Shakti Bhagchandani SUN | YOSHI’S |  4PM-6PM LostFound Trailer from Shakti Bhagchandani on Vimeo. A day in the life of a woman in the Nation of Islam.
  • Devil In The Detail

  • Directed by: Shirley Nana Akua Manso Medium Synopsis A suspicious affair ruins an almost perfect marriage as husband and wife take a wild goose chase into the world of sex, lies and betrayal, risking everything in one of the craziest love triangles ever. Medium-Word Synopsis (French) Une affaire suspecte ruine un mariage presque parfait en tant que mari et femme prennent une ch[...]
  • Stay

  • Directed by: Jackson Kroopf A meditation on anxiety and identity in the workplace, Stay is the story of Lorraine Delaney, a young, black lawyer who just lost her first job in a corporate firm. For weeks, Lorraine lives in a state of crisis, lying to the people she loves most. Stan Ashberry, her white building manager, seems to be the only one to take notice, as he begins to see her around the a[...]
  • Tabatô

  • dir. by João Viana Mutar, who fought in the war, is back in Guinea. In his luggage, he brings strange objects. Fatu, his daughter, takes the opportunity of Mutar's absence to open his bag. Shortly afterwards, Fatu's boyfriend Idrissa finds Mutar with his hand soiled in blood and Fatu dead. It is then that Idrissa picks up a drum. LONG SYNOPSIS 4500 years ago, while you were waging you[...]
  • Balancing Act

  • Submitted by: Kristine Stolakis Balancing Act tells the story of DeMarcello Funes, a 22-year-old emerging circus performer. But Funes is no ordinary clown: he teaches a forgotten history of African American performance and its ties to the circus arts. A circus artist brings to life a forgotten history of African American performance.Growing up, fellow students bullied Funes for being m[...]
  • Brown Babies, Dir. Michaela Kirst (30m /60m) - German

  • SATURDAY :  5pm - S.F. School of Digital Filmmaking: BROWN BABIES - 925 Mission Street Suite 108, (5th and Mission) SUNDAY, JUNE 16-FATHER'S DAY! San Francisco Black Film Festival Father's Day Celebration at the California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco 94107, in the Potrero Hill Neighborhood.  Special Thanks to Supervisor Malia Cohen for her assistance with securing [...]
  • Against the Grain (127M, USA) DIR by Elias Mael

  • An inner-city kid goes to college in hopes of becoming a neurosurgeon one day. Award-winning screenwriter and former Laney Student, Elias G. Mael was tired of played-out Hollywood stories in which disadvantaged inner-city youth made it out of poverty by succeeding in sports or entertainment. He wanted to tell a different story, and he has done that with his new film “Against the Grain[...]
  • Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society

  • From the beginning of her life to her current success as a creative musician, Esperanza Spalding has charted her own course. The young bassist/vocalist/composer was one of the biggest breakout stars of 2011—not just in jazz, but in all genres of music. Her receipt of the 2011 GRAMMY® for Best New Artist was unprecedented—the first time a jazz musician had won the award— but Spalding contin[...]
  • The Black Fatherhood Project (74m, U S A) dir. by Jordan Thierry

  • First-time filmmaker Jordan Thierry offers context and conversation in this honest exploration of fatherhood in Black America. Through a telling of his own story and interviews with historians, he traces the roots of the fatherless Black home and reveals a history much more complex and profound than is often told. Putting that history into perspective is a dialogue among fathers discussing the[...]
  • "Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp"

  • "Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp", examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books. These books were the birth of Street Lit and explored the world of the ghetto in gritty and poetic detail and have made him a cultural icon. Interviews with Iceberg Slim, Chris Rock, Henry Rollins, Ice-T, [...]