Acclaimed short dramas that explore the black queer experience. Contemporary voices, powerful stories.
Shorts featured in this program:
Directed by Angela Tucker
9 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Cast: Tiger Bazell, Alexis Clark, Jason Curole
A couple goes on a road trip in southern Louisiana to support a friend. A simple moment that’s totally engaging.
Official Selection: 2017 Frameline Film Festival, 2017 American Black Film Festival, 2017 Black Star Film Festival
Walk For Me
Directed by Elegance Bratton
12 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Cast: Yolonda Ross, Aaliyah King, Brenda Holder, Akasha Barker
Hassan Kendricks is torn between his devotion to his single mother and his desire to be himself. When his mother finds women’s underwear and a flyer to a Gay Ball in her son’s bedroom, she decides to track Hassan down and confront him about his decisions.
Official Selection: 2017 Frameline Film Festival, 2017 Wicked Queer Film Festival
Directed by Michelle Sam
15 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Cast: Jermell Smith, Angelica Ross
Two strangers briefly meet at a festival and search for one another and through viral posts. As they anticipate finding one another their worries about how they’re perceived take very different forms.
Official Selection: 2017 Outfest, 2017 Baltimore International Black Film Festival
Directed by Chanelle Aponte Pearson
45 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Cast: Rae Leone Allen, Sirita Wright, D. Ajane Carlton, Roxie Johnson
“Black, queer, filled with activists, artists and other producers of culture—that is what makes Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn what it is,” according to Pearson. This is the backdrop to this short about a group of young women, in which identity and polyamory are investigated honestly and freely.
Official Selection: 2017 Rotterdam Film Festival