2019 BHM SHORT FILMS

(In alphabetical order)

A NICE GUY

Dir. Shae D’Lyn & Hamad Al-Tourah

Kenneth is furious when Dana takes an interest in their eccentric co-worker Jamie, frustrated at being overlooked himself. With Jamie lending unexpected wisdom, and Dana sharing her darkest secret, Kenneth learns that relationships can be much more complicated than they appear. Facing their misconceptions head on, what begins as an innocent flirtation, turns into three people from distinct walks of life learning about themselves and each other.

Screening Time:

Block 1 | 1:00PM – 2:00PM

A NOT SO SCARY STORY

Dir. Nick Sherman

A simple Campfire story takes a turn for the worse when it appears to be a more scary story than it first seemed.

Screening Time:

Block 3 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

BLACK N’ BLUE

Dir. Julius B. Kelly

A Marine comes home from Afghanistan struggling with PTSD to find a cop has profiled and killed one of his younger friends. When the two finally meet, a conversation goes awry with dark consequences.

Screening Time:

Block 2 | 2:15PM – 3:15PM

COREY

Dir. Steven St. Pierre

A young dad, whose wife battles drug addiction, fights to protect his daughter and to stop the cycle.

Screening Time:

Block 2 | 2:15PM – 3:15PM

FIX MY KIXX

Dir. Raymundo Peralta

Documentary about young sneaker entrepreneur named James Green who is steadily working his way out of East Oakland with his innovative company “Fix My Kixx”, a youth business started in the Youth Impact Hub Entrepreneurial Program at United Roots.

Screening Time:

Block 2 | 2:15PM – 3:15PM

HAMMER JACKSON

Dir. Joey Bravo

A pacifist and his ill tempered mentor attempt their first bounty.

Screening Time:

Block 1 | 1:00PM – 2:00PM

I’M SORRY

Dir. Marcellus Cox

A drama about a man who spends his last free day before heading to prison apologizing to everyone near and dear to him for betraying their trust in him.

Screening Time:

Block 3 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

J.U.L.E.S

Dir. Juliet Romeo

A first hand look at sickle cell disease and how it affects the patients as well as loved ones.

Screening Time:

Block 1 | 1:00PM – 2:00PM

NOVELLA

Dir. Terayle Hill

Through colorful literature, we enter the creative mind of an Author who sets off to write her first Black romance novel.

Screening Time:

Block 1 | 1:00PM – 2:00PM

ODYSSEY

Dir. Tiphereth Banks

The story of a pregnant young woman living in Oakland and her tumultuous relationship with her mother. As she tries to escape from her abusive environment and boyfriend, she finds solace in a women’s group she attends.

Screening Time:

Block 1 | 1:00PM – 2:00PM

SHOWTIME

Dir. Shawn Antoine II

Darius and Hakeem dance on New York City trains to earn honest money and escape the crime-riddled streets of Harlem. A woman sees Darius dancing on the train and offers him an opportunity to audition for a Juilliard travel dance team. Hakeem is jealous that Darius may pursue this opportunity. Hakeem begins to sell drugs with the neighborhood goon TJ and succumb to the crime in Harlem. Darius is faced with the decision to pursue this life-changing opportunity or help keep Hakeem out of trouble.

Screening Time:

Block 3 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

‘TIL THE NEXT ONE

Dir. Dajour Ashwood

Mass Shooting survivors dispute the causes behind the killings. Mental Illness verses illness of society. The dispute ends in yet another shooting.

Screening Time:

Block 3 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM