OPENING NIGHT FILM
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.
SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
SHORT BLOCK 1
SHORT BLOCK 2
REGIONAL SHORT ENDS (NC/SC)
Harvey B. Gantt Center For African American Arts & Culture
551 South Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202
SMARTPHONE FILMMAKING 101
This free workshop, taught by Charlotte, NC filmmaker Quinton Littlejohn, will introduce basic techniques in smartphone film production to create long and short form content for the web and other streaming platforms. We will also screen short films shot on mobile devices, including the 8 minute, award winning “Tagged”, directed by Elaine Del Valle, shot on LG’s game changing V30.
A short documentary whose subject is an urban mural depiction of Nuyorican poet legend Pedro Pietri.
Dir: Elaine Del Valle
Documentary | Short | 2017 | 8 mins | U.S.
Wells Fargo Auditorium at Knight Theater
430 South Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202
Dir: Christine Swanson Prod: Patti K. Gill
Moderated by Calvin Brown Jr (Writer/Producer, Real Husbands Of Hollywood) W/ Christine Swanson (TV One film director), Jorge Millares (Founder, Queen City Unity), Roni Nicole Henderson (Filmmaker, Fine Artist), and Manoj Kesavan (Founder, BOOM! Festival)
Dir: Jacolby Percy
Dir: Chad Quinn
Dir: Kelley Kali
A talented painter, Tonya Mimms, finds herself in the throes of a love triangle between charismatic Malcolm and the stunningly beautiful Satin, who challenge her to discover her inner truth…as an artist and a woman.
Dir: Jamelle Williams-Thomas