Shorts Program: Family Matters
2016-17, Various directors, USA, 90 min.
- Sun, Aug 6th 3:00pm
Family can make us laugh, cry, and grow; six perceptive filmmakers see it all in these shorts:
Sunday, August 6 at 3:00 PM: Director Austin Julian Davis and supervising producer Daryle Brown of LETTER TO MY SON; director Sandra Lince and actress Gboungué Clamoungou of A MATTER OF PREJUDICE; director Patrick James Thomas and cast and crew members of CUT MY HAIR, BARBER, director Leah Cohen-Mays of THE BOOTS, and writer/director Derek Dow (MAMA, I MADE IT) are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.
Letter To My Son
2017, Austin Julian Davis, USA, 6 min.
A protective dad prepares his two young sons for the realities of life with a thoughtful letter of warning and hope. (BS)
2016, Leah Cohen-Mays, USA, 12 min. With Chase Benymon, Indira G. Wilson.
A stubborn boy sets his heart on flashy footwear, but his parents see it as a teachable moment. ProRes digital. (BS)
2017, Christine Turner, USA, 9 min. With Bethann Hardison, Jimmie Jeter.
A song may momentarily bridge the gap between a woman with dementia and the grandson who is her reluctant caregiver for a day. (BS)
Mama, I Made It
2017, Derek Dow, USA, 13 min. With Megan Sousa, Derek Dow.
A daughter’s plan to impress her visiting mom with her trendy new apartment hits a comic snag when her rascally brother shows up, too. (BS)
A Matter of Prejudice
2016, Sandra Lince, USA, 24 min. With Gboungué Clamoungou, Farrah Tassy.
A feisty grandmother lets old-fashioned ideas get in the way of love and family unity, until a child unwittingly shows her the way. In English and French with English subtitles. (BS)
Cut My Hair, Barber
2017, Patrick James Thomas, USA, 24 min. With Evan Moses, Candice Johnson.
A young boy plans for the fateful day when he will meet his real father, and learns to how become a man in the process. (BS)