Shorts Program: Love African American Style
2014-16, Various directors, USA/Canada, 92 min.
- Fri, Aug 19th 6:00pm
- Sat, Aug 20th 8:30pm
Love, our universal obsession, is seen for better and for worse in these shorts.
AUGUST 19 & 20: Director William Adams (Saturday only), associate producer Latonya Tureau, and actors Conchedia De Pratto and Lawrence E. Johnson Jr. of A 3RD FIRST; actor Lamar Barnes of BREAKFAST; Director Gian Smith and producer/actress Nicole Collins of THE ADULTERER; producer/actor N.K. Gutiérrez of THE LAST NEW YEAR; director Dana Verde of IN BLACK & WHITE; and director Maxime Gilbert of DIME will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.
2015, Gian Smith, USA, 15 min. With Gian Smith, Canae White.
A married professor looking for clandestine action meets his match in an understanding student who is more than she seems. (BS)
2016, Nicholas Payne Santos, USA, 8 min. With Amir Royale, Emma Hedrick.
Teen lovers meet for a tryst in the woods and test their bond in a risky game. (BS)
2015, Alaina L. Lewis, USA, 13 min. With K.D. Comeaux, Lamar Barnes.
Allergies comically alter the scenario of a much-anticipated blind date. (BS)
2015, Maxime Gilbert, Canada, 3 min. With Francesca Gosselin, Anaïs Damphousse Joly.
There’s a price to pay for speaking one’s mind in this humorous take on the in-law problem. In French with English subtitles. (BS)
In Black & White
2016, Dana Verde, USA, 20 min. With Kajuana S. Marie, Marishka Phillips.
Semantics are on the menu when an interracial couple’s celebratory dinner party gets heated. (BS)
The Last New Year
2015, Natasha Parker, USA, 15 min. With N.K. Gutiérrez, Adrienne Walker.
Fatal attraction takes on a new meaning in this raunchy girl-talk look at preparations for a date. (BS)
A 3rd First
2016, William Adams, USA, 10 min. With Conchedia De Pratto, Lawrence E. Johnson Jr.
A young lady proposes some unusual activities on the first date. (BS)
2014, Laila Petrone, USA, 8 min. With Deji LaRay, Zara Durrani.
An air of forbidden romance and danger makes a hot assignation all the sweeter for a married man. (BS)