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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film: Lunchtime Screenings
The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film – Lunch and a Movie Series (Short Films)
*RSVP 24 hours in advance and we’ll have free lunch waiting for you!
BODEGA | USA | 2017 | 19 Min
Dir: Donna Augustin, Talibah L. Newman
When a new comer to the neighborhood is disrespectful to two longtime residents, explosive interactions ensue. An intimate, dramatic, and comedic look at a community facing rapid gentrification. It explores the effects of prejudice, and feeling disregarded in your own community.
QUEEN | USA | 2017| 17 Min
Dir: Gabrielle Shepard
Braving homelessness with her mother, 11-year-old Queen struggles to live a normal childhood, while learning to value herself along the way.
THE COLORED GIRLS’ RESTROOM | USA | 2017 | 9 Min
Dir: Savannah Treena
A racist boutique owner is moved by the creativity and giving nature of her upper middle class African American debutante customers who decorate her “Colored Only Restroom” with their own belongings. This film explores emotion, fashion, sophistication and laughs during a dark time in American history.
ROLLING IN THE DEEP | USA | 2018 | 12 Min
Dir: Marcellus Cox
An African American World War II veteran travels back home to South Carolina looking to achieve a goal for his late father by having a meal at a locally famous Whites Only Diner.
SUPERMOM | USA | 2016 | 15 Min
Dir: Jason Honeycutt
A daughter thinks her mother is a real life super hero – she might be right.