Friday, April 12, Theater I

Friday, April 12, Theater II

STEAM CITY With Dr. T 10:15AM

Director: Brian G Watson - Runtime: 20 min
Dr. T is on a mission to make S.T.E.A.M more accessible to urban and rural communities.

ASTRONAUT STARBRIGHT 10:00AM

Director: Lana Taylor - Runtime: 12 min
Taylor Richardson (Astronaut Starbright), is a young girl of color who aspires to be an astronaut when she grows up. She advocates for girls of color interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) by bringing as much black girl representation to them as possible (whether that be through herself, in movies, or in books).

Until Then 10:30AM

Director: Andrew H Miller - Runtime 29 mins Inter-Racial Time Travel Romance.

The Six Triple Eight 10:30AM

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the SixTripleEight, was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII. Confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops, they served with honor and distinction completing their mission in six months. The last of the women returned home in March 1946. They were never fully recognized...until now.

Color of Me - 11:15 AM

Director: Sreejith Nair - Runtime: 20 mins
An adopted African-American named Lewis Clark, falls in love with a young woman named Lisa Adams, who has an unusual condition. Every hour, her skin magically changes color and she turns into 5 different races. Lewis and Lisa struggle with their relationship as Lisa continuously changes skin color, and the two of them explore their own opinions about race and how much it really matters in their relationship.

#SayItLoud - 11:45 AM

Directors: Valerie Keys , Kat MacDonald - Runtime: 52 min
Through a series of interviews conducted in Fayetteville, North Carolina, two young women question people of all ages, races, and ethnicities about their experiences with America's favorite pastime, racism.

GASP - 12:30 PM

Director: Constance McIntyre - Runtime: 9 mins
Traumatized by the suicide of his young pregnant wife, a dapper-handsome lawyer who has vowed to remain silent, must fight to overcome his personal struggle of depression and finally confront his wife’s therapist.

Flag Duty - 12:00 PM

Director: Raymond Knudsen - Runtime: 7 mins
Tensions mount as two children reconcile their socioeconomic differences when they’re forced to work together on flag duty during elementary school.

Pound - 12:50 PM

Director: Anjola Coker - Runtime: 6 mins
A day at the pound means perfection for this wealthy couple as they arrive to claim the newest addition to their family, no matter the cost. Pound is a twisted story with parallels.

Wash Day - 12:15 PM

Director: Christa Carr - Runtime: 4 mins
In a daydream, a young girl parallels her natural hair care routine to the taming of an intergalactic beast. Although the process is strenuous, tedious, and lengthy, she wouldn’t have it any other way. Pratt Institute Senior Capstone Film (2018)

Who's Caring for Kara - 1:00 PM

Director: Kimberley T. Zulkowski, Stephen Gregory Curtis - Runtime: 15 mins
A young girl is terrified as she is snatched from her abusive home by a man from child protective services and taken to a pediatrician for an exam. The intrusive exam causes her to have horrific flashbacks and she slaps the doctor. Finally, she’s taken to her foster parents who aren’t as honorable as they might seem.

Dress Code - 12:45PM

Director: Olivia Rothgeb - Runtime: 4 mins
Teenage girl uses her own smartphone to make a movie to start a crowd funding campaign to sue her school over their dress code policy.

DUALITY - 1:20 PM

Director: Andrew Lloyd Preston - Runtime: 10 mins
Creatively based on true events, Duality presents a birds’ eye view on mental illness in the homeless community and the never-ending challenge some face when protecting a loved one. Set in Los Angeles, the overarching views of the mountains, stellar topography and infinite beaches set the tone of unmatchable beauty. Within its beauty lies an ugly truth of a large community suffering and coping with the effects of PTSD and Bi-polar Disorder.

While I Breathe I Hope - 1:30PM

Director: Emily Harrold - Runtime: 75 mins
What does it mean to be young, Black, and Democrat in the Southern Republican state of South Carolina? Through experiences of politician Bakari Sellers, WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE unravels that question. Our film follows Sellers on his 2014 bid for Lieutenant Governor, through the Charleston Shootings and removal of the Confederate flag in 2015, and to the present as he takes on a national role as a CNN political commentator and considers his future in Trump’s America.

Escaped to Tell - 1:40PM

Directors: Nefateri Smalls, Roger Gourdine - Runtime: 110 mins
Miracle, our star actress, portrays the true story of a young girl who faces one abusive situation after another. These obstacles caused her to often lose sight of herself and the purpose of her own existence. The rise and fall of this movie which is based off the autobiography, Cries From Within ©, is woven together so strategically as Miracle wrestles with her will to be crippled by her past failures, or to keep pressing on no matter who or what she loses in the process.

The Last Straw - 4:00PM

Director: Allen Obisesan - Runtime: 12 mins
An emotionally driven story on domestic violence. Sonia struggles to live with her abusive fiance who is jobless, insecure and does not appreciate her existence. She is faced with the decision of moving on or being blind folded by the tales of love and keeping up with the consistent battering.

CoCo Blue - 4:00PM

Director: Javier Badillo - Runtime: 10 mins
A prostitute struggles with her dreams of becoming a singer until she meets an old blues musician who inspires her to pursue them.

The Debt - 4:30PM

Director: Taryn Elyse - Runtime: 24 mins
When strait-laced Nia is caught trying to hide a dead body, Black, a well-respected crime lord, comes to her rescue. He offers to make the problem disappear in exchange for an ambiguous favor. Desperate, Nia quickly agrees to his terms, but soon discovers that making a deal with Black has disturbing consequences.

Paris Blue - 4:20PM

Director: Nadhege Ptah - Runtime: 14 mins
Paris Blues in Harlem is the story of a young woman and her attempts to save her grandfather’s insolvent Harlem jazz nightclub. She has a few hours to convince her rigid elder to accept a realtor’s briefcase with mounds of cash in exchange for his nightclub. But, as time runs out, he struggles to let go. With only a few seconds left, she is faced with a choice between legacy and money.

Po' Psi Broke - 5:00PM

Director: Akil DuPont - Runtime: 10 mins
A hilarious comedy about a rich freshman trying to get into a poor and PROUD fraternity!

SCALES - 5:15PM

Director: Shirley Norman - Runtime: 9 mins
Set in Atlanta, follow the lives of Remy, Gavin, and David as they search for balance in the adventures of Love, Family and Self.

Charlie/ "La Vie Magnifique De Charlie" 5:15PM

Director: Bobby Huntley - Runtime: 83 mins
After her sister Brandy’s untimely death, everyone is taken aback by Charlie’s unorthodox (and seemingly quirky) approach to her grieving process. Follow Charlie and her friends Kayla and Keturah as they go along for a wild, hilariously exhilarating and bittersweet ride – which will surely be the craziest day of Charlie’s life.

Saturday, April 13, Theater I​

Saturday, April 13, Theater I​I

The Wicked Imagination of Teenage Kid - 10:00AM

Directors: Tasha Neal-Harris, Candace Wright - Runtime: 39 mins This creepy comedy features J.C., a teenager who has a supernatural trait--he can't eat before he goes to sleep, or his imagination comes to life in a creepy way! But, uh oh! There is a creepy new teacher at school who has a craving for more than apples! Will his imagination come to life and make him the teacher's snack?

#JustBlack - 10:15AM

Director: Deondra J. Edwards - Runtime: 20 mins
As one journey ends, another begins. Travis Thompson has graduated high school, but must figure out what his plans for college are before the summer is over.

F.A.M. - 10:45AM

Director: Kyle Romanek - Runtime: 29 mins
Inspired by a true story, F.A.M. is a half-hour drama about a black blended family trying to live a normal life in the all-white suburb of Roswell, GA. The story covers the life of Trey, who is trying to balance his relationship with three women: Traci - his ex and the mother of his child, Dara - his new wife, and Olivia - his 15-year-old daughter who is struggling with her sexuality. Trey navigates the challenges of having a child coming out in a subculture of homophobia and co-parenting with a woman hellbent on destroying his marriage.

Color Blind - 10:30AM

Director: Max Philisaire - Runtime: 20 mins
A bi-racial black woman struggles with her journey to self discovery while trying to live up to her father's expectation.

Still Harlem - 11:20AM

Director: Lynn Dow - Runtime: 18 mins
Following gentrification, Becky moves to New York City to attend Columbia University and ends up renting a room from a man who yearns for Harlem’s past.

Bigger Than Africa - 11:00AM

Director: Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye - Runtime: 90 mins
When the Slave boats docked in America, Cuba, Brazil and the Caribbean's, hundreds of cultures, traditions & religion landed with Africans, but only one survived the plantations. The Culture of the Yoruba's.

Concealed Love - 11:45AM

Directors: Gail Shields, Mark Johnson - Runtime: 8 mins
This short film is about a grandfather sharing his love story, and through his love story his granddaughter gets clarification.

MLK JR BLVD - 12:45PM

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See Her - 12:10PM

Director: Destiny Macon - Runtime: 17 mins
A fearful young doctor with deferred dreams becomes trapped in a laboratory and finds solace with female mirage.

Moving Forward - 1:00PM

Director: Santo Moss - Runtime: 28 mins
This film starts off dealing with our ancient African history. Often times the African contributions to our world history is left out of the conversation. So "Moving Forward" starts off dealing with honest world history. This is also a solution based film that deals with the social issues and concerns as it relates to our current social climate here in America.

Marching Forward - 12:15PM

Director: Oswmer Louis - Runtime: 61 mins
“Marching Forward” is the history of two dedicated high school band directors—one black, one white—inspired by music to cross color lines in the Deep South and work together for the sake of their students. This courageous cooperation resulted in the experience of a lifetime for Orlando’s black and white students at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.

Dreamin' in a Dream - 1:30PM

Director: Kyle Owens - Runtime: 37 mins
On a specially curated night in April of 2018, DANGERMUFFIN, a national touring band with 6 studio albums to date, played a show at the legendary STAGE ONE in Fairfield, Connecticut to record a live album. What transpired, in addition to that, was a documentary style inside-look at the on and off stage experience from the perspective of all four band members and their team.

Manhood - 12:40PM

Director: Rodney Stringfellow - Runtime: 12 mins
“Manhood,” tells the story of OLIVIA, a little girl awaiting the arrival of her father on her tenth birthday. When DADDY arrives, he gives her a princess tiara and she nervously asks if he’s going to hit her because she’s turned ten. He laughs and says he only hit her brothers to turn them into men. Hearing the benefits of manhood, Olivia asks to be punched in the nose as well.

PAWG - Day 21 -"Pretty Ass White Girl" - 2:15PM

Director: John Eddins - Runtime: 20 mins
In this dark comedy, the ending is only the beginning as lovers reunite 12 days after one of them gets a whole new lease on life and love.

The Black Revenger - 1:00PM

Director: Chris Carter - Runtime: 73 mins
Former Black Op agent Denise Iz"rial has to leave on military business. Returning home she learns her son has been killed in a drive-by shooting. Filled with rage she encounters a new friend that helps her get revenge on her son killers.

BrothAhood - 3:00PM

Director: Karlton T. Clay - Runtime: 10 mins
This story follows seven Atlanta men who are each on different walks of life in their professions and relationships, but each of their stories and paths are intertwined as each man must deal with situations in their individual lives that could disrupt their bonds with one another.

Four Points - 2:20PM

Director: R. Cadell Cook, II - Runtime: 34 mins
Four average citizens have been selected by the newly elected tech-genius President of the United States to participate in a game that will determine the policy of the new administration. Will they win hundreds of thousands of dollars and guide the future of the country, or will their differences cost them everything?

Stuntwoman - 3:30PM

Director: Stacie Davis - Runtime: 6 mins
Introducing Tracey Howard, the uncompromising, stuntwoman and single mother of a teenaged girl. She will grapple with motherhood, working in an industry where the young and hungry wait in the wings to take her jobs and finding intimacy with what time she has left. But first she just needs to hold on to her purse.

Bewildered - 3:00PM

Director: Gregor Wilson - Runtime: 30 mins
A famous jazz vocalist falls victim to dementia. Isolated from his wife and musical partner by the condition, he is thrown into a state of depression and anxiety, until a young musician reveals to him, the power of music to recall emotion and restore dignity.

Lara & The Beat - 4:00PM

Director: Tosin Coker - Runtime: 137 mins
Lara and the Beat is a coming of age movie about the young and beautiful Giwa sisters caught in the centre of a financial scandal with their late parents' Media Empire. The sisters are forced out of their privileged bubble, and must learn to build their own future - through music and enterprise - to salvage their family's past.

The Other Man - 3:30PM

Director: Chuck Brown, Writer: Bridgett Ladd - Runtime: 18 Mins A Beloved Daughter will learn it's not all about her feelings when it comes to her Dad and who he chooses to love.

We Will Live - 6:00PM

Director: Pascal Pernix - Runtime: 24 mins
In the hope of starting a better life in a southern country, Elia and Ayon took a small plane that crashed during a violent tropical storm. Elia must now bury Ayon and survive alone in the unknown jungle she's stranded in. As she struggles to find her way out of the suffocating environment, remembering the cherished moments she spent with Ayon before their departure gives Elia the strength to keep going and finally reach out the sea, a place of hope and new beginnings

Life Expectancy - 4:00PM

Director: Mario Daye - Runtime 24 Mins
Life Expectancy follows the gripping story of James Lewis, a veteran undercover narcotics officer, working alongside partner Frank Ramirez. Dealing with the regret of putting his son Shaun up for adoption 18 years earlier, Lewis turns to the foster care system to seek help in locating him. As things begin to heat up, Lewis and Ramirez must soon learn to overcome the unexpected in this gripping drama

MARVELOUS - 4:30PM

Director: Khaeem Yisreal - Runtime: 113 Mins Bridgett Ladd Writer, A Beloved Daughter will learn it's not all about her feelings when it comes to her Dad and who he chooses to love.