SHORTS PROGRAM

Crossroads

Aug 7 • 4:20pm • Pearlstein Gallery

We don’t stop learning—not even when we’re considered to be grown-ups. This collection of shorts places character development front-and-center, showing the ways people endure (sometimes familiar) tribulations.


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Flowers

dirs. Nikyatu Jusu, Yvonne Shirley • United States, 2016, 18 min.

When Brooklyn teens Mya and Erin seek revenge on a teacher, their well-calculated plan quickly spirals out of control.

PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE

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Lost Boy

dir. Aisha Porter-Christie • Jamaica, 2015, 12 min.

A 12-year-old Jamaican runaway sneaks back into his hometown for what he assumes will be a routine visit with his best friend.

EAST COAST PREMIERE

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Macarrão

dir. Iyabo Kwayana • Brazil, 2015, 19 min.

On the brink of becoming a pre-teen, awkward and quirky Macarrão (Spaghetti) struggles to prove himself to the local group of tough kids who often tease him and, lately, have begun to beat him up. One day, he stumbles across a hero who inspires him to stand up for himself.

PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE

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Olive

dir. Alfonso Johnson • United States, 2016 , 6 min.

A relationship drama about betrayal, heartbreak, and chance encounters, this character-journey chronicles two failing relationships whose destinies intersect. Inspired by the song “O’ Mistress Mine” written by William Shakespeare.

PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE

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Ugly

dir. LeRon Lee • United States, 2016, 21 min.

An urban coming-of-age story about a boy looking for love in the wrong place … his own environment.

PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE

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You Can Go

dir. Christine Turner • United States, 2016, 10 min.

A high school administrator talks down a troubled student.

PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE

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