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

Shorts Program: Made in Chicago II

2016-17, Various directors, USA, 89 min.

Show Times

  • Sun, Aug 27th 5:00pm
  • Tue, Aug 29th 8:15pm

The Sunday 8/27 screening is now SOLD OUT!


Six more films featuring Chicago talent:

Sunday, August 27 & Tuesday, August 29: Director Ben J. Moore III (tentatively) and producer Samuel Wofford (tentatively) of THE AUDITION; director N. LaQuis Harkins of KAYLA'S LIGHT; director Joshua Jackson, subject/executive producer Najjar Abdul Musawwir, and cast and crew members of FROM STATE PRISONER TO STATE PROFESSOR; co-directors Lonnie Edwards and Layne Marie Williams of AN ATRAMENTOUS MIND; director David Weathersby of GOT THE LOVE; and director Shahari Moore of BROOKS PEOPLE are scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.

Kayla's Light

Kayla's Light

2016, N. LaQuis Harkins, USA, 10 min.

A bullet-pierced window holds painful memories for Kayla's parents. (MR)

From State Prisoner to State Professor

From State Prisoner to State Professor

2017, Joshua Jackson, USA, 11 min.

Convicted for armed robbery, artist Najjar Abdul Musawwir turned his life around in prison. (MR)

An Atramentous Mind

An Atramentous Mind

2017, Lonnie Edwards and Layne Marie Williams, USA, 10 min.

Experimental techniques illuminate the tense confrontation between a young black woman and a white policeman. (MR)
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Got The Love

Got The Love

2017, David Weathersby, USA, 23 min.

Independent "Neo Soul" music groups strive to keep the soul scene alive and well in Chicago. (MR)
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Brooks People

Brooks People

2017, Shahari Moore, USA, 23 min. 2017, Shahari Moore, USA, 23 min. With Nora Brooks Blakely, Haki Madhubuti, Cornell West, Nikki Giovanni.

A tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks, the Chicago-based poet who was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize. (MR)
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