THURSDAY

Aug. 20

5:30 PM


Shorts Program: Kindred


The unsettling familiarity of close relations.




87 mins.

Q&A to follow


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Short Narrative

In Sudden Darkness

Dir. Tayler Montague
13 mins, United States, 2019

A slice of life film set in the Bronx, New York—In Sudden Darkness follows the life of the Moores, a working-class family trying to stay afloat in the midst of a city-wide blackout.

World Premiere



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Short Narrative

Wali & Zuri

Dir. Derrick Woodyard
8 mins, United States, 2020

Wali, 13, attempts to make a new group of friends after being invited to play basketball. When his pesky younger sister Zuri, 10, forcibly tags along, he sacrifices their relationship to fit in and ultimately learns what is most important.

World Premiere


Trailer

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Short Narrative

Gossamer

Dir. Charlie Schmidlin
15 mins, United States, 2020

An Illinois farming family confronts an uncertain future when livestock disappear and a tick finds a host.

East Coast Premiere


Trailer

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Short Narrative

Broken Bird

Dir. Rachel Harrison Gordon
10 mins, United States, 2020

Birdie, a biracial girl raised by her Jewish mom, spends a rare day with her Black father while preparing for her Bat Mitzvah. She overcomes her doubts, and decides to risk inviting him back into her life. Birdie confronts what independence means as she steps into adulthood on her own terms.


Trailer

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Short Narrative

Clams Casino

Dir. Pam Nasr
11 mins, United States, 2018

Arcelia Diaz invites an unknown audience to an extravagant seafood dinner as she struggles to rebuild her relationship with her mother.

Philadelphia Premiere


Trailer

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Short Narrative

Echoes of a Winter Sunshine

Dir. Oniffe White
15 mins, United States, 2019

A 16 year old and her 10 year old brother find themselves homeless in Harlem, NY.

Nominated for Best Short Narrative 


Trailer