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

Shorts Program: Made in Chicago

2017-19, Various directors, USA, 84 min.

Show Times

  • Sun, Aug 11th 5:30pm
  • Mon, Aug 12th 7:45pm

Six films featuring Chicago talent.

2018, Tristian Montgomery, USA, 5 min.
With Tyler Mattison, Ladre Pierce

Poetry and horror-film tropes intersect with gun violence on the streets of Chicago. ProRes digital. (MR)

2019, Ira Childs, USA, 8 min.
With Anita Nicole Brown, Terry Lee Ricks III

A schoolboy who witnesses a bullying incident must decide where his true loyalties lie. ProRes digital. (MR)

2017, Tommy Sigmon (aka Lomai), USA, 29 min.
With Marisa Baldwin Woodhouse, Simeon Henderson

Accomplished acting distinguishes this web-series episode about a woman dealing with her new position as college basketball coach in the wake of a violent incident. DCP digital. (MR)

2019, Latoya Hunter, USA, 14 min.
With Toya Turner, Teharah J. Smith

A woman diagnosed with breast cancer faces her toughest battle in this heartfelt drama. DCP digital. (MR)

2018, Jan Johnson Goldberger, USA, 10 min.
With Khadijah Freeman, Sydney Cusic

A high coach school who intervenes in a dispute between two students finds her own safety at risk. DCP digital. (MR)

2019, Okema “Seven” Gunn, USA, 18 min.
With Maya Hooks, Cynda Williams

The discovery of a letter penned by her great-grandmother inspires a middle-school girl to explore the significance of the written word in African American history. DCP digital. (MR)

Directors Tristian Montgomery, Latoya Hunter, Ira Childs (Sunday only), Tommy Sigmon, Ashley Chrisman, Jan Johnson Goldberger, and Okema "Seven" Gunn are scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.