Chicago premieres! Filmmakers in person! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

Shorts Program: Black History — Lost and Found

2016-2017, Various directors, USA, 80 min.

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Show Times

  • Mon, Aug 21st 8:00pm

Six thought-provoking films with historical themes:

Monday, August 21: Director Jessica Beshir (tentatively) of HE WHO DANCES ON WOOD; director Reggie Henderson (tentatively) of THE GOVERNMENT GANG; director Matthew Gentile of LAWMAN; and director Terrence Jones of BLACK MAJICK are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

He Who Dances On Wood

He Who Dances On Wood

2017, Jessica Beshir, USA, 6 min.

Veteran tap dancer Fred Nelson discusses and demonstrates his passion for the art. (MR)
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Rolling In The Deep

Rolling In The Deep

2017, Marcellus Cox, USA, 12 min.

A black World War II veteran demands to be served in a Whites Only diner. Based on a true incident.

Bayard & Me

Bayard & Me

2017, Matt Wolf, USA, 16 min.

Civil Rights leader Bayard Rustin is recalled by the man who loved him. (MR)
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The Government Gang

The Government Gang

2017, Reggie Henderson, USA, 19 min.

A black gang battles a federal agent during the Bonnie and Clyde era. (MR)
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Lawman

Lawman

2016, Matthew Gentile, USA, 13 min.

A incident in the life of real-life African American peace officer Bass Reeves is dramatized. (MR)
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Black Majick

Black Majick

2016, Terrence Jones, USA, 14 min.

A family of escaping slaves enters a swamp said to be haunted by a witch. (MR)
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