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

Shorts Program: Family Matters

2018-19, Various directors, Various nations, 78 min.

Show Times

  • Thu, Aug 8th 8:15pm

Family changes, challenges, and secrets, stirred with love, characterize these five shorts.


NO ME OLVIDARÉ DE TI
(I WILL NOT FORGET YOU)
2019, Laila Petrone, USA, 12 min.
With Courtney Charles, Alexandra Fagins

For a little girl and her dad, Christmas brings concerns about Santa’s access to faraway family members who are victims of Hurricane Maria. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)


BOBBY
2019, James Grisom, USA, 6 min.
With Vincent Washington, L. Emille Thomas

Ideals of manhood clash when a young man’s ambition diverges from his dad’s dream for his future. ProRes digital. (BS)


BABA SIFON
2018, Laurent Pantaleon, La Réunion, 26 min.
With Erick Isana, Elisabeth Ferard

A divorced dad has a day of unusual encounters when going the proverbial extra mile for his cherished daughter. In Creole Réunionnais with English subtitles. ProRes digital. (BS)


OUTDOORING
2018, Maxwell Addae, USA, 18 min.
With Keith Machekanyanga, Cassandra Blair

A late arrival at family ceremony for a new baby leads to an alarming act and the outing of a secret. DCP digital. (BS)


TWELFTH ROUND
2019, Nir Shelter, Australia, 16 min.
With Pacharo Mzembe, Katie Beckett

A boxer risks his freedom in an effort to save his pregnant wife’s life in this Australian action/drama. DCP digital. (BS)

Directors Lila Petrone and James Grisom, and producer Nina Spensley (NO ME OLVIDARÉ DE TI) are tentatively scheduled to appear for audience discussion.