Possibly, Maybe

Saturday, Aug. 4, 12:00 PM


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Love gets interrupted. Love has its limits. Love needs a boost. Intimate relationships blossom, wither, reignite. These shorts rollercoaster us through the high points and low points of romance.


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SHORT NARRATIVE

Ur Mines

Dir. Jeff Lucky • United States, 2018, 6 min.

On a single day in London, a jaded saxophone player and a frustrated photographer make a seemingly random connection as they bond over their common artistic and personal struggles.

U.S. Premiere

Trailer

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EXPERIMENTAL

The Event

Dir. Tunji Bamishigbin • United States, 2017, 6 min.

Two lovers enjoy their final night together in this silent articulation of the beauty, pain, and uncertainty of Black love in the era of Black Lives Matter.

Philadelphia Premiere

Trailer

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SHORT NARRATIVE

Cal & V

Dir. Timothy Offor • United States, 2017, 13 min.

Shot primarily in one take, this film depicts a moment in the lives of two former lovers. Cal Reese, a movie star, fresh off a career comeback, returns to the old neighborhood in order to reclaim his one true love, Vanessa. To his surprise, Vanessa resists his advances, protecting her heart from another abandonment. Cal persists as they stroll down memory lane, deflecting the dissenting opinions of old friends and concerned neighbors. When they can go no further, Vanessa must decide whether the depths of old wounds run deeper than the waters of forgiveness.

Philadelphia Premiere

Trailer

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SHORT NARRATIVE

Myself When I Am Real

Dir. Nefertite Nguvu • United States, 2017, 13 min.

Displayed through a series of vignettes — connected memories and dreams — the film explores the psychic terrain of two people struggling to rebuild a marriage, marred after tragedy strikes. Ruminations on trauma, memory, survival, alienation, depression and ultimately resilience are intertwined in this story about the fragility and complexity of human relationships.

Philadelphia Premiere

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SHORT NARRATIVE

French Fries

Dir. Janine Sherman Barrois • United States, 2017, 14 min.

When Sydney James, a recovering foodie and architect on a serious deadline, comes home to find that her carefree husband, Jason, a VR creator and miniature artist, having an impromptu guys’ night of drinking and BBQing, she escapes to a hotel to work in silence, pissed that her husband has once again left her out of the loop. When Jason leaves the party to come find her, they get into a huge fight that unpacks the myriad of problems in their marriage and reveals that these two have a deep admiration for one another, which might keep them together on the rocky road of happily ever after bullshit.

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SHORT NARRATIVE

Moths & Butterflies

Dir. Alfonso Johnson • United States, 2018, 16 min.

Moths & Butterflies is a dramatic short film that centers on the theme of mental illness and how one manages day to day. Lenny, a schizoaffective, socially awkward, introverted adult man finds it rather difficult to break out of the extremely regimented routine of sobriety and functionality that he has placed on himself. This all changes when he runs into Cherisse who shares a common experience with Lenny: once upon a time, they both were committed at the same mental facility.

Philadelphia Premiere

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SHORT NARRATIVE

Bonboné

Dir. Rakan Mayasi • Palestine, 2017, 16 min.

A Palestinian couple resorts to an unusual way to conceive, as the husband is detained in an Israeli jail where visits are restricted.

Philadelphia Premiere