Shorts Program Three

Final Gift

Final Gift

Jason is a young entrepreneur from the streets who managed to go legit and distance himself from his shady past. His business collapses. He and his partner Eloise are expecting their first child. News of the pregnancy puts extra strain on Eloise’s relationship with her right-wing father. Their unborn child is diagnosed with a critical illness. Jason’s old crew reach out with a solution. He is forced to make a choice. The consequences are devastating.

Illegal Rose

Illegal Rose

Rose, a nurse on her way home from a long shift, stops by a convenience store to get her sleeping pills and accidentally kidnaps, Sylvie, a spunky 9-year-old runway from an Immigration Detention Center. The two women change each others lives and perspectives in one afternoon on the Fourth of July. The film challenges us to see kindness, decency and immigration from a different lens and consider no human being is ever illegal.

PRIZEFIGHTER

PRIZEFIGHTER

Prizefighter tells the story of legendary heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight boxer to win the title and hold the crown, from 1908-1915. It spans the period between 1910 to 1946, recreating his infamous 'fight of the century' with Jim Jefferies, the great white hope, to his untimely death following a blatant act of racial discrimination at a secluded roadside diner. And touches on the tumultuous relationship with his first wife, Etta Duryea, whom was white, signifying the brashness of Johnson's character to blatantly defy such taboos and racist norms in early 20th century America.

Seven Mothers

Seven Mothers

SEVEN MOTHERS is a love letter to the women who raised Pyer Moss founder Kerby Jean-Raymond after his mother’s death. A young boy cries at his mother’s funeral and moves through his grief in touching vignettes, as these seven strong women impart lessons about food, business, fashion, academics, sport, family, and faith. The boy returns to church alongside his “religious mother,” and as he enjoys the gospel choir, he is shattered by a reminder of his mother. That night, his mother appears in his dream, an ethereal figure still watching over him, and finds strength and love in her spirit.