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Filmmakers in person! Film Series : 25th Anniversary Black Harvest Film Festival

Shorts Program: Color Me Creative

2018-19, Various directors, USA, 85 min.

Show Times

  • Sun, Aug 18th 3:00pm

Five films celebrating creativity and the imagination.


HIPLET: BECAUSE WE CAN
2018, Addison Wright, USA, 9 min.

It's pronounced hip-LAY, and the Chicago-based Hiplet Ballerinas provide an exhilarating demonstration of this dynamic fusion of hip-hop and ballet. ProRes digital. (MR)

T
2019, Keisha Rae Witherspoon, USA, 13 min.
With Koko Zauditu-Selassie. Jesus Mitchell

Mourners use flamboyant costume and dance to honor their dead at Miami's annual T Ball. ProRes digital. (MR)


BOOK OF DANIEL
2018, Elodie Edjang, USA, 12 min.

A South Sudanese refugee now living in Chicago, Daniel Bakhiet uses painting, the Bible, and Steven Seagal movies to deal with the traumas of his African past. DCP digital. (MR)

AS TOLD TO G/D THYSELF
2018, The Ummah Chroma, 22 min.
With Kamasi Washington, Kirby Griffin

The collective known as The Ummah Chroma, whose members include filmmaker Terence Nance and jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, created this dazzling Afro-Futurist spiritual vision featuring songs from Washington's album Heaven and Earth. DCP digital. (MR)


R.A.W. TUBA
2019, David Larson and Darren Durlach, USA, 29 min.

Those initials stand for Richard Antoine White, and this documentary traces his inspiring journey from homelessness to symphony orchestra virtuosity. (MR)

Directors Addison Wright, Elodie Edjang, and (tentative) Keisha Rae Witherspoon are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.