Black Harvest Film Festival: FROM THE BLOCK: SURREAL


THEATER 1 Sat, Nov 4, 2023 3:45 PM
THEATER 1 Sat, Nov 11, 2023 1:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:86 min
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info


This enchanting collection of homegrown narrative shorts weaves captivating tales of spellbinding tenderness and endurance. Shiloh Tumo Washington’s ONE FOR MY BABY (22 min.) is a unique romance story that unfolds in reverse, revealed through memories triggered by improvisational music. In McKenzie Chinn’s A REAL ONE (16 min.), Lauren and Keisha, two friends from a working-class neighborhood in Chicago, face a significant test of their friendship when a closely guarded secret is revealed. Cache Petters-Matthews’ CURSE BREAKERS (15 min.) explores three generations of women dealing with generational trauma. In Monty Cole’s WHOLE (13 min.) we journey with 12-year-old Brandon Moore as he grows up in the suburbs, grappling with his sense of Black identity. And in BROKE DOWN DROWN (20 min.), director Marquis Simmons explores the harsh realities of poverty, death, and hopelessness in a tough Chicago neighborhood. Content consideration: this program contains themes of abuse and violence. Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.