Shorts program: Urban Tales
2017-2018, Various directors, USA, 91 min.
- Thu, Aug 16th 8:15pm
Five gritty tales of city life, two of them set in the all-too-conceivable future: IMAN AND THE LIGHT WARRIORS (2017, 15 min.) by Jarrett Woo; WAR PAINT (2018, 17 min.) by Katrelle N. Kindred; CIVIC MIND (2018, 19 min.) by Adonis Williams; GOOD KIDD (2017, 15 min.) by Jamari Perry; and WHERE THE WATER RUNS (2017, 25 min.) by DuBois Ashong.
August 16: Directors Katrelle N. Kindred, Jamari Perry, DuBois Ashong, Adonis Williams, and writer Osahon Tongo are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.
Iman And The Light Warriors
2017, Jarrett Woo, USA, 15 min.
Dazzling special effects and magical realism enhance this tale of a ten-year-old boy in post-revolution Los Angeles. (MR)
2017, Katrelle N. Kindred, USA, 17 min.
L.A. teenager Kianna finds independence in short supply when she goes out on her own on Independence Day. (MR)
2017, Adonis Williams, USA, 19 min.
A Brooklyn teenager's gig as an undercover volunteer for the police department has unforeseen consequences. (MR)
2017, Jamari Perry, USA, 15 min.
Oakland teenager Justin tries to stay out of trouble, but his gun-toting older brother and a school bully are making that difficult. World premiere. (MR)
Where The Water Runs
2017, DuBois Ashong, USA, 25 min.
A water-delivery truck driver finds himself caught between the authorities and the activists as a massive drought intensifies class divisions in Los Angeles. (MR)