Chicago connection! Filmmakers in person! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2016

Shorts Program: Made in Chicago I

2015-16, Various directors, USA, 86 min.

Show Times

  • Sun, Aug 7th 5:15pm
  • Thu, Aug 11th 8:00pm

Five films featuring Chicago talent.

AUGUST 7 & 11: Director Samuel Wofford and actors Aubrey Marquez and Harold Dennis of ROAD TRIP; cinematographer Ashley Mills of PANGAEA; cast members Nia M. Parker and Cheryl Taylor of NIA AND CHERYL; director David J. Miller, producer Michelle De Long, writers Jeffrey M. Jones and Danny Price, and actors Sheila Fortson (Sunday only), Tamarus Harvell (Thursday only), Raphael Hayden, Chris Love, and Marcus Rashad of CROSSROADS will be present for audience discussion.

The Big Chop

The Big Chop

2016, Derek Dow, USA, 16 min. With Simone Missick, McKenzie Franklin.

After a lifetime of struggling with nappy hair, a young woman has second thoughts about giving it the chop. (MR)

Crossroads: Choices and Consequences

Crossroads: Choices and Consequences

2015, David J. Miller, USA, 39 min. With Tamarus Harvell, John Eric Lane.

Discouraged by menial jobs and tempted by easy money, a young man faces a life-changing decision. (MR)

Nia and Cheryl

Nia and Cheryl

2016, Weichao Xu, USA, 14 min.

The Chicago Multicultural Dance Center is the setting for this documentary about a veteran dance teacher and her daughter, an aspiring ballet student. (MR)

Pangaea

Pangaea

2016, Olivia Peace, USA, 7 min. With Raeghan Keys, Harmony Elise Jones.

Northwestern University student Peace went to New Orleans to film this story of a 6-year-old girl trying to understand Hurricane Katrina. (MR)

Road Trip

Road Trip

2015, Samuel Wofford, USA, 10 min. With Aubrey Marquez, Kristin E. Ellis.

A young man recalls the only three times he spoke with his father, as he anticipates the fourth. (MR)