September 10, 3:30PM
Dir. Merawi Gerima | USA 2019 | Narrative Feature | 90 Mins
When Jay arrives home, he finds his neighborhood gentrified beyond recognition. Demetrius, his childhood best friend, is missing, but none of the remaining black folks trust Jay enough to provide any answers. Jay’s frustration compounds as he also finds himself alienated in the city at large, attacked from all sides. Jay visits his last friend Dion in prison, but leaves feeling powerless and infuriated. One final, chance confrontation results in Jay succumbing to the same forces as did his friends.
September 17, 3:30PM
Dir. Michael Cooke & Kimberly Y. James | 2015 | 15 Mins | Short, Drama
Two African American sisters grow up in racially charged 1960s Georgia, but one is born with fair skin. And when schools integrate in their small town, she decides to change her destiny – by passing for white.
October 1, 3:30PM
Dir. Ashley Brim | 2017 | 15 Mins | Short, Drama
Based on a true story, AN ACT OF TERROR explores the ongoing oppression of the African American community at the hands of the criminal justice system. In the Jim Crow South, Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American maid, dreams of a better life for herself. Those dreams are shattered when she is attacked by her white employer setting off a series of tragic events that end in Virginia being tried for murder.
October 8, 3:30PM
Dir. Talibah Newman | 2013 | 19 mins | Short, Drama
A young boy, Honey, explores identity and grief with his mystical neighbor, while in the midst of the struggle to help his mother lay his grandfather to rest.