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   2019 SCREENING SCHEDULE

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2019 SCREENINGS

Dr. Blues

Friday, Oct. 25th: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

A short fictional film set in the world of broadcast radio.

Dir. By: Philip Auslander

“Be Anything”

Friday, Oct. 25th 10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

Music Video – Dir. By: Raymond Anderson Mask

“Soul Bones “

Friday, Oct. 25th 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

A man living in the Deep South must confront his prejudices when a young boy moves in to the neighborhood and tries to befriend him.

Directed by: Andrew Huggins

“Praize" (Webseries)

Friday, Oct. 25th 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Can God heal us from life-altering wrongs committed against us? How do we confidently release the past and find the strength to embrace the future? Praize is a modern-day Cinderella story about an aspiring artist's unwillingness to confront her painful past. And the journey she takes to encounter what she was least expecting but undoubtedly needed most.

Directed by: Thomas Goggans

The Bumbry Encounter

Friday, Oct. 25th, 10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

The year is 1961.  Jackie and Terry Bumbry are a mixed race couple who have a paranormal encounter with a bright light in the sky while driving near Mount Shasta. They report their experience to local law enforcement, who bring in a psychologist to assess the situation. But as Jackie tells her story to the doctor she comes to realize that there may be ulterior motives at play.

Directed by: Director Biography - Jay K Raja

"In The Mud"

Friday, Oct. 25th, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This story is about the corruption of the government and a common phenomenon of ignorance in rural area in China in the early 21st century.
China began enforcing cremation laws around 2000. However, there was one village in which the cremation laws had not been introduced. One day, a county police officer and his superior came to this village and investigate. They discovered that the whole village was superstitious, while the mayor, as the dictator in this town, also as a Taoist priest, deceived the people there into superstition. There was a middle-aged carpenter in the anti-feudal village who lived on making coffins. As the cremation laws was issued, his life became dull. All he wished for was to be buried not cremated after he died. He used villagers’ ignorance to kill the goat which was worshiped by the villagers, so that he satisfied his own ignorance. Then he ended up buried alive. In the end, according to the laws, the body of the goat was dug out and burned, when the villagers all wept at its funeral.
This story is about the corruption of the government and a common phenomenon of ignorance in rural area in China in the early 21st century.
China began enforcing cremation laws around 2000. However, there was one village in which the cremation laws had not been introduced. One day, a county police officer and his superior came to this village and investigate. They discovered that the whole village was superstitious, while the mayor, as the dictator in this town, also as a Taoist priest, deceived the people there into superstition. There was a middle-aged carpenter in the anti-feudal village who lived on making coffins. As the cremation laws was issued, his life became dull. All he wished for was to be buried not cremated after he died. He used villagers’ ignorance to kill the goat which was worshiped by the villagers, so that he satisfied his own ignorance. Then he ended up buried alive. In the end, according to the laws, the body of the goat was dug out and burned, when the villagers all wept at its funeral.
 

Dir. By Dominic Yeh

"Woof"

Friday, Oct. 25th, 11:35- 11:50 a.m.

When a broke fashion assistant faces an unexpected death while house sitting, he's determined to cover his tracks before losing both his job and deteriorating sanity.

Dir. By: Nathan Chang

Marble

Friday, Oct. 25th: 11:50 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

A game of wits where a person trades something of supreme moral or spiritual importance, such as personal values or the soul, for some worldly or material benefit, such as knowledge, power, or riches.

Dir. by Charles Malone

Oh Jordan

Friday, Oct. 25th: 11:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Oh Jordan! is a web anthology featuring the fictionalized family, the Spinola's. Jane and Joe have a teenage daughter, Jennifer, and a son, Jordan, who is on the Autism spectrum. The Spinola's stories are familiar to those with children with special needs and an eye opener for those who don't. With a little bit of humor and a whole lot of drama, Oh Jordan's sole purpose is to promote understanding and to increase Autism acceptance. As Joe likes to say, " What is 'normal' anyway?"

Dir. By: Shanalyna Palmer

Zoey Gray

Friday, Oct. 25th: 12:00-12:20 p.m.

“Wait… Did you see it coming?” ‘Zoey Gray’ is a sci-fi comedy focused around ‘Zoey’s’ recent breakup. While venting with her Bestie, she’s convinced to go out with a new look. After deciding to stay in things start to take a transcendental turn.

Dir. By: Pasha Gray

Magic Comb

Friday, Oct. 25th: 12:20 p.m. - 12:300 p.m.

With mommy out of town, a father nearly loses his relationship with his little girl and his sanity when he uses a mysterious magical comb in order to do her hair.

Dir. by: Roni Brown

Mike's Place

Friday, Oct. 25th at 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Set in Atlanta and based on the roller coasteresque life of Mike Johnson, the sometimes fun-loving and always smack-talking club promoter who navigates his way through the misadventures of his life with the help of his attorney and girlfriend, Victoria Kennedy- the stasis in this duo.

Dir. By: Justin Borgman

“All That Matters”

Friday, Oct. 25th, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Set in Atlanta, All That Matters is about an insurance adjuster who wants to be a travel blogger. His conservative girlfriend wants him to keep his stable job. He meets a bohemian woman who supports his dreams. "Jay" has a decision to make: Live his dream or help someone else live theirs.

Directed By: Al Robbins

Me and Mrs. Jones

Friday, Oct. 25th @ 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Have you ever cried over the "One that Got Away"? Ever find out you're not who you think you are?
Still don't know what you wanna be when you grow up?  That's some depressing shit right?

Living in the past is a slow death...unless you put some action behind the sadness.
This lil ditty about Jack & Diane has our hero, Jack, on a road trip to find love, face his depression, & get the courage to finally quit chasing ghosts.  Five years after Diane leaves, Jack’s depression reaches its' breaking point. With nothing to lose, Jack sets out on a cross-country journey of forgiveness, a huge ego, and a cast of wisdom seekers, who are willing to share life's little nuggets.

Directed By: Chad Hendricks & Tamika Lee

"Love Happens"

Friday, Oct. 25th: 4:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

A Love Story based on the lives of two strangers who encounter love in an accidental way..“Love will catch you off guard and turn your life upside down. That’s how Love Happens.”

Dir. By: Tee Tunnell Harris

Goldie

Friday, Oct. 25th @ 4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


A daughter uncovers a family secret and a fish “supposedly “ lives forever.

Dir. By Shanalyna Palmer

Tough Love Show

Friday, Oct. 25th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Story of how I went Viral trying to reach my son!

Dir. By: Tommy Tucker, II

"Body Swap"

Friday, Oct. 25th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

CJ (played by Ella Jordan) is a high strung business woman working at the Versa Corporation on the biggest deal in her company's history. Casey (Jimmy Kustes) is a laid-back slacker who mooches off his brother Roy (Gunner Willis). When Casey goes into an interview at Versa only to qualify for unemployment benefits he winds up switching places with her. Now he must contend with her frienemy Lisa (Kayte Giralt) while she has to woo an Italian girl (Erica Manni) Casey's been flirting with. They both find out the true meaning of love: loving yourself, making the other person better, and two people becoming one. Quite literally.

Dir. By: Timothy Morton

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Friday, Oct. 25th: 7:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

A wrongfully accused man must rely on a public defender to prove his innocence.

Dir. By: Edward Goree

"Forget Me Not"

Friday, Oct. 25th: 8:00 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.

Forget Me Not is the story of a mother and daughter facing an impossible question: how do you tell the person you love most that you have to leave them? When Mae is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, she is forced to tell her daughter Belle that she will one day forget her. Years later, as the disease has taken full effect, Belle realizes that she must move on from Mae to follow her dream.

Dir. By Nick Stellon

Silent Grace

Friday, Oct. 26th: 8:00 p.m.

After the death of his mother and father Antoine Campbell questions the existence of God, and things get worst when his sister battles cancer.

Directed By: DeVon D. Cooper, Sr.

Crescent

Saturday, Oct. 26th: 9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

A black teenager transfers from his predominantly white school to an all black school.

Dir. By: Edward Worthy

"I'm Sorry"

Saturday, Oct. 26th: 9:25 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

A Award Winning Drama about a young African American 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.

Dir. By: Marcellus Cox

“Translucence”

Saturday, Oct. 26th: 9:40 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

When a father meets his son’s girlfriend, he realizes she may be his illegitimate daughter.

Dir. By: Marcus Scott Jr.

“Undeniable”

Saturday, Oct. 26th: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The Tray Chaney Story Documentary. Tray created the project to serve as an inspirational motivational tool for people to strive for there dreams & never give up despite the circumstances plus it allows people to get to know me better. 

 

Tray was able to call some of his friends in the business such as (Clifton Powell, Kenny Lattimore, Russ Parr, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Big Daddy Kane, Jd Williams, Keith Robinson, Anwan Big G Glover, & BlackChild) to provide some amazing testimonials. 

"Kandace Queen"

Saturday, Oct. 26th, 11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

A positive film with a moral and inspirational message that would truly resonate with women everywhere. Kandace Queen highlights the value of a woman saving her virtue for a truly good and decent man. I'm genuinely excited to share a fresh perspective on such a timely topic.

Dir. By: Lynette Jones

The Duo

Saturday, Oct. 26th: 11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

A successful music duo dealing with vices works on their second album.

Dir. By: Karan Wadhwa

"Cant-Cer"

Saturday, Oct. 26th: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

"Cant'Cer" follows the lives of 300+ predominantly Black women that are either battling breast cancer or other forms of cancer. These women are members of the "My Breast Years Ahead" Facebook group launched by Breast Cancer survivor Tiah Tomlin who's also the founder of the non-profit parent company My Style Matters.

 

 

Tomlin made a promise to God while going through her Cancer battle to help others win the fight. Once Tomlin was healthy again she started pounding the pavement with a vengence. Today Tomlin is inspiring hundreds of lives through offering numerous programs inclusive of nutrition retreats, counseling sessions and much more.

 

 

Black women are 42% more likely to die from breast cancer. This series introduces the world to a woman to beat the odds and has now made it her life's mission to affect change in her community one survivor at a time.

"Primrose"

Saturday, Oct. 26th, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

After ending things with his fiancé, Steve, a recent college graduate, finds outs he is a legacy to a secret party society and moves into a house with seven other post graduate delinquents.

Dir. By: Jon Kilmer

"55 Seconds"

Saturday, Oct. 26th, 2:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

After the break-up with her fiance', Talitia is dragged to a speed-dating event by her girlfriends with hopes of finding love again.

Dir. By: Nathaniel Brown

Roomates

Saturday, Oct. 26th: 4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

When Mark and Rebecca, an expectant couple, find themselves in need of supplemental income, they decide to rent out their nursery. Finding the right person to be part of their family, that's the tricky part.

 

Directed by
Alix Cuadra & Roth Rind

Drama For The Holidays

Saturday, Oct. 26th: 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Mary Bradley, mother of three children is pulling all the stops to get her children home for Christmas to meet her seasonal boo. Once her children say yes, she quickly remembers what’s it’s like to have all of the Bradley’s under one roof. Working with all these personalities it’s going to be an interesting Christmas to say the least.

Directed By: D'Juan Williams

“The Urbans”: The Wallet & David Peteson?"

Saturday, Oct. 26th: 5:30-6:10 p.m.

In a small business community on Urban Ave. in Atlanta..... Jay, a small business owner, has lost his wallet: which contains 2 valuable tickets to The Weeknd concert. Simultaneously, an off- centered psychiatrist on Urban Ave. visits here new client, David Peteson? Hmmmm. The lost wallet leads him to a nuthouse and David Peteson's home is just as bad.

Dir. By: Rasheed Green & R. Saeed Green

“Digging for Weldon Irvine”

Saturday, Oct. 26: 6:10 p.m. - 8:10 p.m.

“What happens to a dream deferred?”

Langston Hughes’ cautionary prose has been the stimulus for some of the most important artistic offerings of the 20th century. Chiefly among them, the civil rights anthem “Young, Gifted and Black”, written by prolific musician-composer-playwright Weldon Irvine. In the wake of his untimely death, a focused, contemporary reflection upon his life reveals the astounding irony that Weldon Irvine would come to be one of music's most quintessential examples of Hughes’ examination. Digging For Weldon Irvine explores the enduring legacy of a man deeply vital to the culture of black freedom expression, yet is somehow overlooked within that very lexicon.

Director Victorious DeCosta brings befitting and timely examination to the life and legacy of Weldon Irvine, whose work drew appreciation from the likes of Freddie Hubbard and Nina Simone to Mos Def and Q-Tip. His bountiful and socio-culturally evocative work in music and theater was central to the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s; integral to the evolution of hip hop, from its inception through its golden era of consciousness and heavy jazz-laden sampling; and whose dedicated mentorship sparked a movement in his long-time residence of Jamaica/St. Albans, Queens, helping develop some of the most well-known figures in jazz today.

Through previously unreleased audio and music from Irvine, and exclusive interviews with those closely associated with the tortured artist professionally and personally, De Costa helps us understand the journey of an artist of moderate success yet monumental influence. Equally as important, how these two realities coexist, and why? Irvine, who wrote over 500 songs and over 50 plays, relentlessly strived to reinvent himself within an industry and a world that didn’t always reciprocate, understand or appreciate his voice. A hovering backdrop of generational burdens, toxic vices, and unapologetic blackness paint the complexities that sing an all too familiar refrain of the native sons' inability to fully escape the web of American fate. Yet, the resilience of Weldon Irvine's creative contribution remains a lovely, precious dream.

Da Trap

Saturday, Oct. 26th: 8:10-9:40 p.m.

Da Trap is an action packed high intensity urban street film that will take you into the very REAL world of Atlanta's street life in the hood.

Dir. By: Maurice "Parlae" Gleaton

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