Filmmakers in person! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2016

Shorts Program: We Are Family

2015-16, Various directors, USA/UK, 92 min.

Show Times

  • Thu, Aug 18th 8:15pm

The power of family to divide or to make whole is at the center of these shorts.

AUGUST 18: Directors D. Mitry of SHADE OF MUSIC, Richard Turke of WATCH THIS, and (tentatively) Jake Hull of SECOND WORDS will be present for audience discussion. Actor William Michael Paul of SHADE OF MUSIC will also be present.

The Good Son

The Good Son

2015, Tomisin Adepeju, UK, 14 min. With Gbolahan Obisesan, Grace Fitzgerald.

Traditionally minded parents lurch into crisis mode when their London-born only son’s secret girlfriend unexpectedly comes calling. In Yoruba and English with English subtitles. (BS)

I, Destini

I, Destini

2015, Nicholas Pilarski & Destini Riley, USA, 14 min.

A young girl struggles to come to terms with the baffling cruelty of the world in light of her brother’s incarceration in this sensitive hand-drawn animation. (BS)

Second Words

Second Words

2016, Jake Hull, USA, 11 min. With John Beasley, TammyRa’ Jackson.

An uninvited guest shakes the world of a man who refuses to acknowledge the purpose of her visit. (BS)

Shade of Music

Shade of Music

2015, D. Mitry, USA, 27 min. With Malcolm J. West, William Michael Paul.

Two feuding neighbors with opposing tastes in music find an unexpected cure for loneliness when adversity strikes one of them. (BS)

Watch This

Watch This

2015, Richard Turke, USA, 26 min. With Harrison Page, Donzaleigh Abernathy.

A broken TV raises the curtain on new drama for an elderly widower set in his ways. (BS)