NEW VOICES IN BLACK CINEMA FESTIVAL 2017- SHORTS PROGRAMS
SHORTS SHOWCASE 1 (SAT. 4/29 4:30PM)
UGLY directed by Laron Lee
MOSQUITO: THE BIT OF PASSAGE directed by Brian Vincent Rhodes and Eric Chang
OLDE E directed by Xavier Burgen
HALL YOU TALMBOUT directed by Tyler Rabinowitz
WAITING FOR HASSANA directed by Ifunanya Maduka
THE FIRST STONE directed by Kaisan Rei
JONAH directed by Andrew Michael Ellis
SHORTS SHOWCASE 2 (SUN. 4/30 4:30PM)
HE WHO DANCES ON WOOD directed by Jessica Bestir
B-LOVE directed by Christine List & Shahari Moore
RABBIT HUNT directed by Patrick Bresnan
SEE YOU YESTERDAY directed by Stefon Bristol
BIRDSKIN directed by Clara Peltier
NIGHT SHIFT directed by Marshall Tyler
CASH$ OUT directed by Mary O
Directed by Andrew Michael Ellis
A subway worker dances through a train station as an archival voice-over of a former slave provides context to his movement.
Directed by Leron Lee
A coming-of-age story of a boy looking for love in the wrong place…his own environment.
MOSQUITO: THE BITE OF PASSAGE
Directed by Brian Vincent Rhodes & Eric Cheng
A mosquito on her first hunting trip with her mother tries to confess that she doesn’t like blood.
Directed by Xavier Burgin
Demarkus Jackson, a young basketball star, puts his life at risk when he comes home for revenge against his abusive father.
HELL YOU TALBOT
Directed by Tyler Rabinowitz
Documentary about a social justice oriented dance studio.
WAITING ON HASSANA
Directed by Ifunanya Maduka
The story of the Chibok abductions from a single perspective—a voice of one of the fifty-seven escapees.
THE FIRST STONE
Directed by Kaisan Rei
Reigh returns home to find her family is torn apart at the seams, and it’s up to her to put it back together.
HE WHO DANCES ON WOOD
Directed by Jessica Beshir
One man’s search for joy has culminated in a constant experience of rhythm in the world around him.
Directed by Christine List & Shahari Moore
An urban femme fatale finds herself in the midst of an unconventional love triangle.
Directed by Patrick Bresnan
Every weekend, seventeen year old Chris and his family hunt rabbits during sugarcane field burning and harvesting in the Florida Everglades.
SEE YOU YESTERDAY
Directed by Stefon Bristol
Two Brooklyn teenage prodigies build a time machine to save one’s brother from being wrongfully killed by the police.
Directed by Clara Peltier
A Brazilian dancer named Tuane transcends her life in the favelas with dazzling performances in glittering costumes.
Directed by Marshall Tyler
A glimpse into one night in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.
Directed by Mary O
One African-American woman’s quest to be beautiful.
SHORTS PLAYING WITH FEATURES
THE SUIT directed by Jarryd Coetzee
THE GOSPEL directed by A.V. Rockwell
Directed by Jarryd Coetzee | 2017
Set in 1950s South Africa a husband catches his wife in bed with a lover and devises a cruel punishment.
Directed by A.V. Rockwell | 2017
Four slice-of-life segments depicting Alicia Keys coming of age experience in New York City.