THURSDAY,
JULY 12, 2018
7:00 PM

 

OPENING NIGHT FILM

One Bedroom

Both hilarious and heartbreaking, this indie comedy-drama tells the story of an African American 30-something couple who, after five years in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood, spends their final afternoon together arguing and remember better days, as one of them moves out and hopefully on with her life.

Dir: Darien Sills-Evans
Narrative | Feature | 2017 | 83 mins | U.S.

Devadasi_NOW

An experimental documentary that looks behind the tradition of the illegal practice of religious servitude, popularly known as the Devadasi system, that uses religion, class-caste, and poverty as weapons of discrimination, to throw little girls of poor untouchable communities into prostitution in remote villages of Karnataka, India.

Dir: Indrani Nayar-Gall
Documentary | Short | 2017 | 20 mins | India

Ring Of The Beast

Professional boxer Chris Johnson causes the death of his wife in a car accident after a championship loss. After a 15 year separation from his son, he now tries to repair their fractured relationship.

Dir: Shahid Cherry
Narrative | Short | 2017 | 8 mins | U.S.

Pure Justice

A female attorney, just made partner at a prestigious law firm, suddenly finds herself faced with being disbarred.

Dir: Vickie Adams
Narrative | Short | 2018 | 19 mins | U.S.

Twerk

Three girlfriends want to meet their favorite rap artist by auditioning for his music video.

Dir: Felicia Rivers
Narrative | Short | 2018 | 10 mins | U.S.

Yemi’s Dilemma

Three sisters, a wedding, and a family torn apart. Yemi, the eldest, is expected to marry a Nigerian man, but is keeping a huge secret from her parents that will forever change the dynamic within the family for better…and for worse.

Dir: Sade Oyinade
Narrative | Short | 2017 | 25 mins | U.S.
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