Shorts program: Family Matters
2017-18, Various directors, USA/UK/Nigeria, 96 min.
- 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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)