Chicago premieres! Chicago Connection! Filmmakers in person! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

Shorts Program: Made in Chicago I

2015-17, Various directors, USA, 83 min.

Show Times

  • Sun, Aug 13th 5:15pm
  • Wed, Aug 16th 8:30pm

Seven films featuring Chicago talent:

Sunday, August 13: Director Jean Williams of BARACKED; director Chan C. Smith, producer Jessica Estelle Huggins, and cast members of FEAR; director Ytasha L. Womack and cast and crew members of A LOVE LETTER TO THE ANCESTORS FROM CHICAGO; and producer/co-director Branden Hampton of FEARLESS are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Wednesday, August 16: Director Jean Williams of BARACKED; director Chan C. Smith, producer Jessica Estelle Huggins, and cast members of FEAR; director Ytasha L. Womack and cast and crew members of A LOVE LETTER TO THE ANCESTORS FROM CHICAGO; producer/co-director Yingxu Jane Hao of FEARLESS; director Austin Julian Davis and executive producer/writer Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III of A NEW DAY IN THE CHI are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

A New Day in the Chi

A New Day in the Chi

2017, Austin Julian Davis, USA, 3 min.

A stirring ode to our city, written by OM3 and read by Common. (MR)

Just Chill: A Documentary Portrait of Artist Ron Hill

Just Chill: A Documentary Portrait of Artist Ron Hill

2015, Brian Chaplin, USA, 7 min.

Ron Hill aka "Chill" recalls his parallel careers in the worlds of advertising (as a designer) and hip-hop (as a d.j. and graffiti artist). (MR)

Road to Freedom

Road to Freedom

2017, Tiffany Addison, USA, 7 min.

Before she can accept a marriage proposal, a young woman must overcome the negative feelings implanted by her father. (MR)

Baracked

Baracked

2016, Jean Williams, USA, 15 min.

A white man's racist obsessions threaten to ruin his marriage. (MR)
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Fear

Fear

2016, Chan C. Smith, USA, 20 min.

Lying on the street, gasping for breath, a young man recalls the circumstances that put him in the path of police gunfire. (MR)

Fearless

Fearless

2016, Jasmine Cannon, Branden Hampton, and Yingxu Jane Hao, USA, 17 min.

The group 10,000 Fearless works to reduce gun violence on the streets of Chicago. (MR)
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A Love Letter to the Ancestors From Chicago

A Love Letter to the Ancestors From Chicago

2017, Ytasha L. Womack, USA, 14 min.

An Afrofuturist experimental dance film, performed in the corridors, stairwells, and basements of Southside Chicago. (MR)