Thursday

Chee and T

Description

Two Silicon Valley debt collectors, Chee and T, are tasked with getting their boss' nephew, Mayunk, presentable by day's end for his engagement party. Unfortunately, handling Mayunk proves to be anything but simple. He's hyperactive, brash, and something of a drugged out nut case.


Cast & Crew

Director: Tanuj Chopra

Writers:
Tanuj Chopra
Chee Malabar

Producer: Sohini Sengupta
Cinematographer: Smokey Nelson

Principal Cast: 
Dominic Rains
Sunkrish Bala
Asif Ali
Noureen DeWulf
Rebecca Hazlewood
Karan Soni
Bernard White
Scott Rogers
Himanshu Suri


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Class 15

Description

A cordial parents evening at a secondary school descends into accusations and chaos when a teacher finally meets the mother of his difficult student.


Cast & Crew

Director: Dean Leon Anderson
Writer: Dean Leon Anderson

Producers: 
Shereen Billings
Dean Leon Anderson
Cinematographers: 
Yana Rits-Cairns
Davey Gilder

Principal Cast: 
Sharon Duncan-Brewster
Anthony Houghton
Sophia Hall


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Flowers

Description

A revenge plot spirals out of control as two Brooklyn teens maneuver a Summer day they'll never forget.


Cast & Crew

Directors: 
Nikyatu Jusu
Yvonne Michelle Shirley

Writers:
Nikyatu Jusu
Yvonne Michelle Shirley

Producers:
Nikyatu Jusu
Yvonne Michelle Shirley

Cinematographer: Jamal Solomon

Principal Cast: 
Amee Apedo
Belle LeGrand
Grant Tambellini


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Like Cotton Twines

Description

An American volunteer takes a teaching job in a remote African village where he meets a Tuigi, 13-year-old girl who is to become Trokosi. A practice of religious sexual slavery. Accepting of her fate, Tuigi's only desire it to be able to write her GED.


Cast & Crew

Director: Leila Djansi
Writer: Leila Djansi

Producers:
Akofa Djankui
Whitney Valcin
Dave Harper
Amanda Marshall

Cinematographer: Pietro Villani

Principal Cast: 
Jay Ellis
Miranda Bailey
Ophelia Dzidzornu
Yvonne Okoro
David Dontoh
Luckie Lawson


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Queen of Katwe (Centerpiece Spotlight)

Description

QUEEN OF KATWE is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.


Cast & Crew

Director: Mira Nair
Writer: William Wheeler

Producers: 
Lydia Dean Pilcher, p.g.a.
John Carls, p.g.a.

Cinematographer: Sean Bobbitt, B.S.C.

Principal Cast: 
David Oyelowo
Lupita Nyong’o
Madina Nalwanga
Martin Kabanza
Taryn “Kay” Kyaze
Ethan Nazario Lubega
Nikita Waliga


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Sepulveda

Description

On a lazy Sunday, three twentysomething lifelong friends decide to travel the entire 72 miles of the longest street in Los Angeles but end up having their friendship tested in unexpected ways.


Cast & Crew

Director: 
Jena English
Brandon Wilson

Story: 
Jena English
Brandon Wilson

Producers: 
Jena English
Brandon Wilson

Cinematographer: Jena English

Principal Cast: 
Kristina Elena Amaya
Karla Jovel
Leslie L. Reyes


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Sugar

Description

"Sugar" is the story of Charlie and Mimi, a mother-daughter pair facing a harsh new reality - Alzheimer’s Disease. After being away for quite a while, Charlie returns home to find that the one person she can’t live without has quickly deteriorated into a woman she hardly knows. Through tears, laughter, stirring memories, and a collection of vinyl records, Charlie struggles to hold on to the Mimi she once knew.


Cast & Crew

Director: Dime Davis
Writer: Dime Davis

Producers:
Elle Johnson
Joenique C. Rose

Cinematographer: Daniella Nowitz

Principal Cast:
Elle Johnson
Wendy Raquel Robinson
Terrence Colby Clemons
Erica Lynn O’Keith
Zoe Fletcher


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The Suit

Description

Based on the acclaimed short story by banned South African journalist Can Themba, "The Suit" is set in 1950s Sophiatown, Johannesburg, against the backdrop of the apartheid regime’s forced removals under the Group Areas Act. "The Suit" tells the story of Philemon who discovers his wife, Matilda, in bed with a lover. The lover flees, leaving behind his suit. Philemon devises a cruel punishment, forcing Matilda to treat the suit as a guest who must eat with them, go on walks and accompany them to church. The story is a powerful metaphor for the impact of oppression on personal relationships.

 

Cast & Crew

Director: Jarryd Coetsee
Writer: Jarryd Coetsee
Producer: Luke Sharland
Cinematographer: Briony Sam Macleod

Principal Cast:
Tony Award-winner John Kani (as Mr. Maphikela)
Atandwa Kani (as Philemon)
Phuthi Nakene (as Matilda)


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TITLE VII (Clips & Conversation)

Description

The CEO of Sanger International, an IT consulting firm, is powerful and successful Hillary Kelsey. Kelsey is a Black woman with no Black employees and no one can figure out why—until Darryl Montgomery, her 9:30am interview, enters the firm. On this day filled with an unbelievably awful morning that reminds Hillary of her “place” in a racially charged society, a pending account that could make or break the future of a company and a mystery man determined to turn Hillary’s world upside down, the events of the film TITLE VII illustrate why same-race discrimination can not only ruin a company, but possibly destroy lives.


Cast & Crew

Director: Nicole Franklin

Writers: 
Nicole Franklin
Craig T. Williams

Executive Producers: 
EPIPHANY Inc.
Stuart Films
...in collaboration with
FDUFilm
Nicole Franklin
Sam Barden
Emelyn Stuart
Carl Gilbert, Jr.
Lisa Durden

Cinematographer: Cybel Martin

Principal Cast: 
Chicava HoneyChild
Fidel Vicioso
Brian Anthony Wilson
Cal Gladen
Maria Pusateri
Ariel Estrada
Celestine Rae
Beata Harju
John Crandall
Katie Carpenter
Lisa Durden


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