Filmmakers in person! Chicago premiere! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

Shorts program: Family Matters

2017-18, Various directors, USA/UK/Nigeria, 96 min.

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Show Times

  • Thu, Aug 23rd 6:00pm

Families come together and move apart in love and conflict in these six shorts: BRIXTON ROCK (2017, 13 min.) by Etosheia Hylton; MYSELF WHEN I AM REAL (2017, 13 min.) by Nefertite Nguvu; BODEGA (2017, 19 min.) by Donna Augustin and Talibah L. Newman; GRACE (2017, 17 min.) by Eboni Adams; STILL WATER RUNS DEEP (2017, 15 min.) by Abbesi Akhamie; and RIVERMENT (2018, 19 min.) by Shayla Racquel.

August 23: Director Donna Augustin (BODEGA) and director Eboni Adams (tentative; GRACE) are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Brixton Rock

Brixton Rock

2017, Etosheia Hylton, UK, 13 min. With Calvin Demba, Angela Wynter.

A young man's search for his birth mother opens a Pandora's box of consequences. (BS)

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Myself When I Am Real

Myself When I Am Real

2017, Nefertite Nguve, USA, 13 min. With JoNell Kennedy, Jacky Ido.

A couple's visit to a therapist may signal the last days of their marriage…or a new beginning. (BS)

Bodega

Bodega

2017, Donna Augustin and Talibah L. Newman, USA, 19 min. With Anna Orlova, Aleksandr Krasnopolskiy.

A convenience-store owner instigates a confrontation with a regular black customer and gets pushback from unexpected quarters in this snappy, satiric look at racism. (BS)

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Grace

Grace

2017, Eboni Adams, USA, 17 min. With Eboni Adams, Allen Guidry.

An unemployed teacher juggling a job search with fulltime care for her elderly dad is so primed for a new shot of happiness in her life. (BS)

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Still Water Runs Deep

Still Water Runs Deep

2017, Abbesi Akhamie, Nigeria/USA, 15 min. With Toyin Oshinaike, Rita Edward.

An unbending father in search of his prodigal son reflects too little and too late in this Nigerian tale. (BS)

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Riverment

Riverment

2018, Shayla Racquel, USA, 19 min. With Diane Powell, Nicolette Ali Wright.

A family's tradition of activism comes full circle, but not without triggering fears on the part of the older generation. (BS)

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