Black Friday
Aug
19
8:36pm 8:36pm

Black Friday

Directed by AJ Bartlett       

8:36pm (27 minutes) documentary

UFR presents, a short film, following Rwenshaun Miller & his fight to bring Mental Health Awareness to the forefront of the black community. Armed with his non-profit Eustress Inc, Rwenshaun takes us back to his native town of Bertie County where he & four young activists, spark an intimate conversation on the ills of mental health.

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See You Yesterday
Aug
19
1:41pm 1:41pm

See You Yesterday

Directed by Stefon Bristol   

1:41pm (15 minutes) sci-fi, drama

Presented by Spike Lee, two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas - determined to outwit fate and role-play as God - build make-shift time machines to save CJ's brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.

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The Example
Aug
19
1:06pm 1:06pm

The Example

Directed by Wyatt Cagle

1:06pm (24 minutes) drama

During a race riot in Beaumont, Texas in June 1943, Officer Miller Harvey, a white police officer is determined to protect and serve his city and family.  Black business owner Carver Jefferson is hell-bent on taking his family far away from the city as racial hostility has led to the destruction of his home and business. After curfew while Beaumont is under martial law, Harvey, another white officer and Jefferson’s worlds collide at a roadblock. 

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BILL 2/29
Aug
19
12:44pm12:44pm

BILL 2/29

Directed by Maurice Simmons

12:44pm (22 minutes) drama

Congress passed a new Bill to reduce the violence sweeping the nation between Black and White Americans, It mandates that all Black and White people separate and move to different states. Two Austin, neighbors, Don & Tori and Jamal & Asia must wrestle with the implications of Bill 2/29.

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LAWMAN
Aug
19
12:30pm12:30pm

LAWMAN

Directed by Matthew Gentile  

12:30pm (14 minutes) drama

1875, Indian Territory. Bass Reeves, is the first African-American to be deputized by the U.S. Marshal service. When Bass charges into the desert, he engages in a shootout with two outlaws, Maha and Glen Huddleston, also African-American. Bass kills Maha in the gunfight, and arrests Glen, ordering him to carry Maha’s body across the desert back to Fort Smith. Over the course of their journey, Glen questions Bass’ choice of career and tries to psych Bass out in an unorthodox attempt at escape, a tactic that works as Bass begins to question his own mind in regards to the idea of justice and choosing to fight for a law and a country that may never fight for him.

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Garnish Ep. 14 Glow End Theory
Aug
19
11:33am11:33am

Garnish Ep. 14 Glow End Theory

Directed by Antonio Hernandez

11:33am (19 minutes) web series

Glow End Theory is a bimonthly concert and dance party that features performances and DJ sets by dynamic women of color in the art/music scene in our area. This episode of ""Garnish"" features interviews and performance footage shot at the very first Glow End Theory at Black Cat DC in November 2016 as well as Vol. 03 in January 2017.

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ANACOSTIA
Aug
19
9:38am 9:38am

ANACOSTIA

Directed by Anthony Anderson , Martha Byrne  

9:38am (20 minutes) web series

After being sexually assaulted by a masked assailant, Sean feels further victimized by detectives who insensitively question his story. Later, Salina arrives to console Sean and is informed that the attacker also stole Sean's wallet which contains a wedding ring attached to a chain that belonged to Julian. (Sean's husband who was killed in an explosion on their wedding day).

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Orange Line Vienna
Aug
19
9:00am 9:00am

Orange Line Vienna

Directed by Rocky McKoy (Rocky Relnaim)      

9:00am (38 minutes) drama

"Orange Line Vienna" tells the story of Jordan, an aspiring writer who has gotten caught up in the mundane of life,  and Leslie, a free spirited dancer who is afraid to leave her comfort zone.  Seemingly polar opposites, fate brings them together while waiting on the metro train to work.

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Dance With Your Heart (Tengo Talento Cuba)
Aug
18
4:33pm 4:33pm

Dance With Your Heart (Tengo Talento Cuba)

Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi

4:33pm (10 minutes) documentary

Jennyselt is a dancer of Afro Cuban Folklore, with great prestige within Cuba and internationally and currently dances with the group Yoruba Andabo. She seeks her successor to keep the legacy of Afro-Cuban culture, dance and religion alive. Jennyselt takes us to the side of Havana that is rarely seen by tourist, Juanelo. Where there is a community project cultivating dreams and teaching the next generation of dancers. Who will she choose to keep the legacy alive?

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PRIVILEGE UNHINGED
Aug
18
2:58pm 2:58pm

PRIVILEGE UNHINGED

Directed by Lande Yoosuf

2:58pm (10 minutes) comedy

Meet SHANI—a young black woman that by all means plays it safe at work. She is wrestling with how she should deal with the blatant disparities on one especially tense ""Black Friday"". Will she finally challenge the way her boss cherry picks job related offenses, or keep quiet and stay under the radar? This film explores the sad reality of being black not only in corporate America, but in American society. 

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