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Newark Black Film Festival: Shorts: July 17, 2022
July 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm$7 – $60
Location: Billy Johnson Auditorium
$7 MEMBERS, CHILDREN & STUDENTS / $10 ADULTS
FESTIVAL PASS: $50 MEMBERS, CHILDREN & STUDENTS / $60 ADULTS (ACCESS TO ALL FILMS AND EVENTS)
Short Documentary | Clarisa (2022). Directed by Philip Knowlton. (16 min). Not rated
A community activist sets out on a mission to improve the health outcomes of the people of the Bronx.
Short Narrative | Fuego (2021). Directed by Christine Rodriguez. (15 min). Not rated
Lonely, isolated and disconnected from his roots, Manolo is an Afro-Cuban man who has reached a low point in his life. But he finds new hope after a chance meeting in the community center where he works.
Short Narrative | The Spirit God Gave Us (2021). Directed by Michael Donte Jemison. (20 min). Not rated
Two young Black men volunteer as ushers for their Baptist church and begin their journey towards love, connection and spirituality.
Short Experimental | And the People Could Fly (2019). Directed by Roni Nicole. (13 min). Not rated
Forced from the comfort of her mother’s 84’ Bonneville, Nena ventures into the home of a gentrifying heroin dealer and discovers her power to truly awaken and transmute.
Short Experimental | Souls (2020). Directed by Malakai. (15 min). Not rated
Through an Afro-Futurist lens, we see life through the eyes of a child who has turned her own vision into a reality.
The films will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Panelists to be announced.