Tags archives: Youth/Teen

  • Brothers Hypnotic

  •   THURSDAY @ 6PM. EAT, DRINK, and MOVIE!   (87m, Netherlands, U S A)  dir. by Reuben Atlas For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, 'brotherhood' is literal: they're all sons of anti-establishment Chicago jazz musician, Phil Cohran. They grew up in the same house, in a family of 24 siblings, on a strict diet of jazz, funk, and Black Consciousness. Fam[...]
  • PUDDIN'

  • Directed by: Tiana Marenah Puddin, a young woman of 17 desires to leave the pressures of her single-parent household to become a nun in the 1960's. She is rejected because of a technicality, and as a result, Puddin experiences a crisis of faith. Blinded by youthful inexperience, she experiments with her own sexuality, in the end coming back to an understanding of family. https://vime[...]
  • JUMP

  • Submitted by: Anthony Harper Set in a small town in Virginia, JUMP tells the story of Allen Knight, a teenage boy whose family structure places him in a role beyond his years. Responsible for his handicapped mother, Rivera, whose troubled past holds unresolved tension in the house, Allen finds refuge in his passion for the environment. However, Allen's acceptance into the college of his cho[...]
  • Two-A-DAYS

  • Directed by: April WilsonMichelle Parker, 15, loves football. She looks up to her father, a former football star. At the beginning of her sophomore year, she decides to try out for the high school football team to the chagrin of her older brother, Stephen, the star quarterback. Throughout tryouts, Michelle and Stephen's relationship is challenged as she learns what it takes to make the team and ho[...]
  • The B Word

  • Directed by: Jermaine Spencer The B Word' is a cinematic short narrative depicting two sisters on conflicting paths, both leading to a destructive cycle of fear, blame and uncertainty. The story is set around the disease of 'Bulimia Nervosa', and how it's debilitating factors can transform a sisterly bond into one of dysfunction; ultimately becoming unhealthy and toxic. This short is a fict[...]
  • Perfect Day (16m, U S A)

  • dir. by Derrick L. Sanders Desmond, an intellectual loner in a volatile high school, has devised a plan to reveal his affections to Aasha, the class beauty. He secretly writes her love sonnets, depositing them in her locker between classes.  Then, in the midst of the day’s chaos, he discovers he has his own secret admirer. All other concerns fade as he makes his way from clue to clue, ho[...]
  • 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[...]