Shorts Program: We Are Family
2015-16, Various directors, USA/UK, 92 min.
- 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
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)
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)
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
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)
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)