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

Shorts program: Love African American Style

2016-18, Various directors, USA, 87 min.

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Show Times

  • 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

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)

Louisiana 1961

Louisiana 1961

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)

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The Jump Off

The Jump Off

2017, Jovan James, USA, 5 min. With David A. Wallace.

A relationship on the down-low carries a mean backlash. (BS)

Sparks

Sparks

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)

Suitable

Suitable

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)

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Moths & Butterflies

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)

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Stuck

Stuck

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)