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.
Directed by Karen Ruckman
7:58pm (38 minutes) documentary
The story of a group of inmates in DC's infamous Lorton Correctional Facility during the 1980's who transform their prison experience and themselves while participating in a photography program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Directed by Mark Jason Welch
11:52am (23 minutes) web series
GMG Presents: Self Made is a 7 Episode reality web series following the DMV based record label GMG Presents as they seek to find an artist to solidify their brand and stake their claim in the global music industry.
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.
Directed by Gemal Woods
10:08am (1 hr 15 minutes) documentary
This film explores the musical exchange between Christylez Bacon's DC-centric Hip Hop and various music styles from Brazil.
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).
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.
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?
Directed by Donnie Seals Jr.
3:11pm (57 minutes) documentary
'Making SkyBreak' is a behind the scenes look at the creation of Zo!'s latest soul album. We not only travel the country talking to the artists behind the music, but we delve deep into the beginnings of Zo!'s music career.
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.
Directed by Antidote Musiq
2:41pm (17 minutes) web series
A six episode web series depicting the life stories of six individuals and their pursuit of life goals while obtaining faith in challenging times and finding something greater to inspire them to make it through.