Tags archives: official selection

  • Hustlers Convention

  • SAT | AAACC | 6PM-8PM Hustlers Convention Movie • 1 hr 33 min • Documentary Completed April 2015 The story of rap's seminal lost album which set in motion hip hop's evolutionary chain and inspired some of its greatest artists. THE PROJECT History is distorted –‘cos it ain’t all there, so let’s examine the truth so we can clear the air – Jalal Mansur Nuriddin aka Lightnin' Rod This is[...]
  • BRIDGING THE DIVIDE:TOM BRADLEY AND THE POLITICS OF RACE

  • SUN | AAACC | 2PM-4PM BRIDGING THE DIVIDE:TOM BRADLEY AND THE POLITICS OF RACE (57m, U S A) Directed by Lyn Goldfarb Produced by Lyn Goldfarb and Alison Sotomayor BRIDGING THE DIVIDE tells the little known story of Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor elected in a major U.S. city with an overwhelmingly white majority. In 1973, his extraordinary multi-racial coalition redefined Los[...]
  • Jackdaw

  • SAT | AAACC | 2PM-4PM Jackdaw by Travis Champagne A father mourns on the one year anniversary of his wife's disappearance.
  • Rebel Child

  • SAT | YOSHI’S | 12PM-2PM Rebel Child by Juan Davis When a young boy in a war stricken country witnesses a personal tragedy, he is coerced into joining the rebels. Director Biography Juan Davis is a graduate of Academy of Art University with a MFA in motion pictures and television. He also holds a BS from East Carolina University. He [...]
  • The Teacher and the Student

  •   SUN | YOSHI’S | 2PM-4PM Logline: A homeless thespian alters a teen's destiny in Flint, MI Synopsis: The story is told in flashbacks from 2013 during a polar vortex in Flint, MI, to 2003 when the main character Ella St. John is 13 years old. The film explores Ella's journey from bullied teenager to Broadway star with lessons from an unexpected mentor. Ella is mixed race - and [...]
  • DICE

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 3:40pm DICE (17m, U S A) dir. by Viraj Nayar Jamil, a street-smart youth from North Philly, lives day to day with the odds against him. Unable to break into the professional world, Jamil tries to get by with whatever work he can get. Despite his smarts and charisma, his life remains unbalanced and his future unknown. When fate suddenly gives Jamil [...]
  • KNUCKLEHEAD

  • Saturday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 7:05pm KNUCKLEHEAD from Knucklehead Film Our film Knucklehead recently took a top fiction feature award at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. We have been profiled in the NY Times, Ebony, The Root, Shadow and Act and other high profile outlets, with more in the pipeline.Produced by Actor/Producer Gbenga Akinnagbe ("The Wire”) and[...]
  • Circus Without Borders

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 1pm Circus Without Borders (70m, U S A)  dir. by Susan Gray CIRCUS WITHOUT BORDERS is an enlightening tale of two circus troupes from opposite ends of the globe who converge to realize a common dream. Using circus arts as a means of self-expression and cultural exchange, the two circuses -- Artcirq in the Canadian Arctic and Kalabante in West Afr[...]
  • Four-Way Stop

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 3:40pm Four-Way Stop - Submitted by: Efi da Silva Four-Way Stop is an independent feature-length film about an inner-city teenage boy who is striving to create a better life for his drug addict father and unsupportive mother. This story takes you into the life of someone you think you know based off of surface encounters and stereotypes and present[...]