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

Shorts Program: Women of Color

2016-17, Various directors, USA, 85 min.

Show Times

  • Wed, Aug 9th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 10th 8:15pm

Seekers, lovers, and survivors, women of color are the heroines of these five shorts:

Wednesday, August 9 at 6 PM: Director Will Robbins, executive producer Asher Turney, writer/producer Meleisha Edwards, and cast member Mykie Fisher of IN THE SPOTLIGHT; director Maisha R. Carter of ON THE VERGE OF MOTION; and director Mary-Lyn Chambers, producer Monica Lawson, and cast member Renda Pettis of THE PLURAL OF BLOOD are scheduled to appear for audience discussion on Wednesday. This screening is a Movie Club event. The discussion will be held at the Gene Siskel Film Center with food provided by Rosebud Prime. The discussion will be facilitated by Bonnie DeShong, Director of Community Relations for the DuSable Museum of African American History.

Thursday, August 10 at 8:15 PM: Director Maisha R. Carter or ON THE VERGE OF MOTION; director Mary-Lyn Chambers, producer Monica Lawson, and cast member Renda Pettis of THE PLURAL OF BLOOD; and writer/producer Meleisha Edwards of IN THE SPOTLIGHT are scheduled to appear for audience discussion. PLUS: From 7 PM to 8 PM, there will be a pre-screening wine tasting and artist talk in the gallery/cafe with writer/producer Meleisha Edwards of IN THE SPOTLIGHT sponsored by 57th Street Wines. All ticket holders are invited.

Supermom

Supermom

2016, Jason Honeycutt, USA, 15 min. With Justine Herron, John Hensley.

A little girl’s schoolmates don’t believe that her mom is a superhero, until it’s amazingly proven to be true. (BS)
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The Plural of Blood

The Plural of Blood

2017, Mary-Lyn Chambers, USA, 20 min. With Monica Lawson, Matt Medrano.

A questionable shooting triggers a crisis in the marriage between an African American mother-to-be and her Latino husband, an L.A. cop. (BS)
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The First Stone

The First Stone

2016, Kaisan Rei, USA, 15 min. With Melissa L. Williams, Mike Gray.

A homecoming and the discovery of a family secret confront a young woman with the choice between being an enabler or a peacemaker. (BS)
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In The Spotlight

In The Spotlight

2017, Will Robbins, USA, 19 min. Danelle Corbin, Thomasina “Goo Goo” Atkins.

A successful rising star jeopardizes her future by succumbing to temptations behind the scenes. (BS)
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On the Verge of Motion

On the Verge of Motion

2016, Maisha R. Carter, USA, 16 min. With Maisha R. Carter, Jason Williams.

Disillusion and disorientation attend the dissolution of a woman’s marriage, and bring her to a turning point. (BS)