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

Shorts Program: Family Matters

2016-17, Various directors, USA, 90 min.

Show Times

  • Sun, Aug 6th 3:00pm

Family can make us laugh, cry, and grow; six perceptive filmmakers see it all in these shorts:

Sunday, August 6 at 3:00 PM: Director Austin Julian Davis and supervising producer Daryle Brown of LETTER TO MY SON; director Sandra Lince and actress Gboungué Clamoungou of A MATTER OF PREJUDICE; director Patrick James Thomas and cast and crew members of CUT MY HAIR, BARBER, director Leah Cohen-Mays of THE BOOTS, and writer/director Derek Dow (MAMA, I MADE IT) are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Letter To My Son

Letter To My Son

2017, Austin Julian Davis, USA, 6 min.

A protective dad prepares his two young sons for the realities of life with a thoughtful letter of warning and hope. (BS)

The Boots

The Boots

2016, Leah Cohen-Mays, USA, 12 min. With Chase Benymon, Indira G. Wilson.

A stubborn boy sets his heart on flashy footwear, but his parents see it as a teachable moment. ProRes digital. (BS)
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Hold On

Hold On

2017, Christine Turner, USA, 9 min. With Bethann Hardison, Jimmie Jeter.

A song may momentarily bridge the gap between a woman with dementia and the grandson who is her reluctant caregiver for a day. (BS)

Mama, I Made It

Mama, I Made It

2017, Derek Dow, USA, 13 min. With Megan Sousa, Derek Dow.

A daughter’s plan to impress her visiting mom with her trendy new apartment hits a comic snag when her rascally brother shows up, too. (BS)

A Matter of Prejudice

A Matter of Prejudice

2016, Sandra Lince, USA, 24 min. With Gboungué Clamoungou, Farrah Tassy.

A feisty grandmother lets old-fashioned ideas get in the way of love and family unity, until a child unwittingly shows her the way. In English and French with English subtitles. (BS)
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Cut My Hair, Barber

Cut My Hair, Barber

2017, Patrick James Thomas, USA, 24 min. With Evan Moses, Candice Johnson.

A young boy plans for the fateful day when he will meet his real father, and learns to how become a man in the process. (BS)
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