Black Harvest Film Festival: BRANCHES & ROOTS


THEATER 2 Sat, Nov 4, 2023 4:45 PM
THEATER 2 Sun, Nov 12, 2023 5:15 PM
THEATER 2 Tue, Nov 14, 2023 8:15 PM
Film Info
Runtime:85 min
Release Year:2022-2023
Production Country:USA, Canada
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info


In this evocative anthology, journey through a diverse tapestry of narratives that navigate the complexities of incarceration, family bonds, moral dilemmas and motherhood—and find common ground. Justin Emeka’s SIX WINTERS GONE STILL (10 min.) reimagines a scene from Shakespeare's Richard II in a contemporary Black cultural context. Siblings embark on an emotional drive upstate to visit their incarcerated father in Monique Wilhoit’s JAHLEEL & STAR (12 min.) In WHAT THEY FOUND (14 min.), director Ryan Darbonne explores the moral dilemma faced by two Black men who stumble upon a dead white man during a fishing trip. Khaled Ridgeway’s WHERE LIFE BEGINS (14 min.) follows a Senegalese immigrant's journey to motherhood; and Murry Peeters’ WOMAN MEETS GIRL (17 min.) portrays a captivating encounter between an introspective older woman and an extroverted younger sex worker. And Kevin Coleman-Cohen’s PRETTY BOY (18 min.) tells the story of a homeless Black teenage boy surviving the streets of St. Louis. Content consideration: this program contains themes of abuse. Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.