Filmmakers in person! Chicago premiere! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

Shorts program: Women Of Color

2017-18, Various directors, USA, 88 min.

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Show Times

  • Tue, Aug 28th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Aug 29th 8:00pm

The strength of women of color to live, love, survive and prevail is at the center of these six shorts: GLADYS BROWN (2017, 13 min.) by Chad Scarborough; EMBERS (2018, 9 min.) by Prakshi Malik; BURNING ANGEL DUST (2017, 16 min.) by Jackie J. Stone; ON MONDAY OF LAST WEEK (2018, 14 min.) by Akosua Adoma Owusu; PEARL MOTEL (2017, 17 min.) by Chris Jones; and SHOTGUN WEDDING (2018, 19 min.) by Derek Dow.

Tuesday 8/28 & Wednesday 8/29: Director Derek Dow, producer/writer Felecia Hunter of GLADYS BROWN (tentatively), and directors Chad Scarborough and Chris Jones will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.

The Wednesday screening is a Movie Club event.

Gladys Brown

Gladys Brown

2017, Chad Scarborough, USA, 13 min. With Anna Maria Horsford, Ellie Lee.

In this crafty comedy, Gladys, the mainstay of her company, formulates a brilliant plan for one-upmanship when she gets passed over for advancement. (BS)

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Embers

Embers

2018, Prakshi Malik, USA, 9 min. With Tiffany Stone, Nickclette Izuegbu.

Two mothers of color with sons in trouble at school face the shock of racial profiling by a harsh high school administration. (BS)

Burning Angel Dust

Burning Angel Dust

2017, Jackie J. Stone, USA, 16 min. With Brooke-Monaé Westbrook, Sahlima.

A mother secretly plans to introduce her little girl to a life-altering coming-of-age ritual. (BS)

On Monday Of Last Week

On Monday Of Last Week

2018, Akosua Adoma Owusu, USA/Ghana, 14 min. With Karyn Parsons, Chinasa Ogbuagu.

Puzzlement and jealousy arise from the strained encounters between a newly hired nanny and the artist mother of her young charge. (BS)

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Pearl Motel

Pearl Motel

2017, Chris Jones, USA, 17 min. With Candace Taylor, Ryan Broussard.

Childhood playmates meet again as adults under circumstances that call up a flood of dark memories. (BS)

Shotgun Wedding

Shotgun Wedding

2018, Derek Dow, USA, 19 min. With Lina Green, Thomas Hobson.

Juneteenth becomes a day of showdown for a couple reaching a critical turning point in their relationship. (BS)