Shorts program: Love African American Style
2016-18, Various directors, USA, 87 min.
- Fri, Aug 17th 6:15pm
- Sat, Aug 18th 8:15pm
Love is sexy, bold, and sometimes demands a leap of faith in these seven provocative shorts: DID IT BEFORE (2017, 7 min.) by Mamadou Sewa Bah; LOUISIANA 1961 (2016, 13 min.) by Bobby Huntley; THE JUMP OFF (2017, 5 min.) by Jovan James; SPARKS (2017, 14 min.) by Tony Ducret; SUITABLE (2017, 15 min.) by Thembi L. Banks; MOTHS & BUTTERFLIES (2018, 16 min.) by Alfonso Johnson; and STUCK (2018, 17 min.) by Praheme.
August 17: Directors Mamadou Sewa Bah, Bobby Huntley (tentative), and Alfonso Johnson (tentative) are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.
August 18: Directors Mamadou Sewa Bah, Bobby Huntley (tentative), Tony Ducret, and Alfonso Johnson (tentative) are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.
Did It Before
2017, Mamadou Sewa Bah, USA, 7 min. With Corin Clay, Ashley Manteca.
Appearing to be an old hand at "doing it" is the dubious goal of a college freshman planning to lose her virginity. (BS)
2016, Bobby Huntley, USA, 13 min. With Byran Earl, Ashley John.
Honky-tonk blues and the vibe of a smoky roadhouse are the catalysts for a night of red-hot passion. (BS)
The Jump Off
2017, Jovan James, USA, 5 min. With David A. Wallace.
A relationship on the down-low carries a mean backlash. (BS)
2017, Tony Ducret, USA, 14 min. With Dashawn Barnes, Jeremy Spencer.
An engagement party reunites two old flames, who discover that taking a second look comes with a price. (BS)
2017, Thembi L. Banks, USA, 15 min. With Kelli Jordan, Tiffany Tenille.
Recognizing the difference between love and friendship on prom night requires a leap of faith for two BFFs. (BS)
Moths & Butterflies
2018, Alfonso Johnson, USA, 16 min. With Amaro Cheatom, Gillian Glasco.
Two lost souls may well be a perfect match if one of them can learn to trust again. (BS)
2018, Praheme, USA, 17 min. With Javicia Leslie, Hari Williams.
A comically impulsive hookup turns out to have staying power for the surprised lovers. (BS)