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(-)Ship: A Visual Poem

A black boy learns contradicting lessons of manhood and masculinity on the day of his cousin's funeral.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
GenreQueer
Release Year:2020
Runtime:13
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Fiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Terrance Daye
Producer:Chester Algernal Gordon
Terrance Daye
KarynRose Bruyning
Screenwriter:Terrance Daye
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A Galaxy Sits in the Cracks

“A Galaxy Sits in the Cracks” is a short, experimental documentary in six parts exploring the ways black communities in Chicago, Detroit, and Durham, NC use the concept of Afrofuturism as a tool to inspire young people, organize politically and economically, and reimagine the spaces around them.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Release Year:2020
Runtime:18
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Website:https://www.galaxyinthecracks.com/
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Documentary
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Amber Love
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A Storybook Ending

When a black man accidentally kills a white cop in self-defense, the cover-up sets off a chain reaction of deceit, blackmail, and murder.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Release Year:2020
Runtime:18
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Fiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lanre Olabisi
Screenwriter:Lanre Olabisi
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Black Boy Joy

An introspective slice-of-life story about two generations of black men, living within the same household, juggling the demands of raising a young son with autism.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Release Year:2019
Runtime:17
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Website:https://blackboyjoyfilm.com/
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Fiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Martina Mossell Lee
Producer:Nasir Kenneth Ferebee
Jhanvi Motla
Screenwriter:Michelle Sam
Cinematographer:Morgan Cooper
Editor:Brandon Porter
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Black Lens Shorts: Exploration & Introspection

These powerful stories feature fictional characters and actual people as they discover aspects of their personalities they did not know exist, or learn of people and places that they find to be insightful and inspirational. These become gateways to love, inner peace, and new possibilities.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Runtime:86
Event Type:Streaming
Thu, Oct 15 4:00 PM
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Black Lens Shorts: Preserving & Combating Memory

*Black Lens Shorts: Preserving & Combating Memory* contains narratives that struggle with whether memory is friend or foe. Characters confront memory in the form of abandonment and exploitation, and seek to determine what they should learn from it, how they have been harmed, and what they should cast aside forever.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Runtime:117
Event Type:Streaming
Thu, Oct 15 4:00 PM
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Buck

Caught in the throes of a depressive fugue, young Lynn resorts to debauchery to find joy — only to discover that happiness is a much more complicated proposition.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
GenreQueer
Release Year:2020
Runtime:14
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Fiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Elegance Bratton
Jovan James
Producer:Chester Algernal Gordon
Screenwriter:Elegance Bratton
Jovan James
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Dark City: Beneath The Beat

A favorite on the festival circuit, *Dark City: Beneath the Beat* presents an immersive experience into the choreography and club music that reverberate from the streets of Baltimore all the way into your living room. Far more than just a feature-length music video, director TT The Artist presents stories through dance and beats that provide a greater insight into a city often associated with "The Wire."
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Sound Vision
Release Year:2020
Runtime:65
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Website:https://www.darkcitybmore.com/about
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Documentary
Cast/Crew Info
Director:TT The Artist
Producer:Issa Rae
Deniese Davis
Astrid Rosero
Cinematographer:Kirby Griffin
Thu, Oct 15 4:00 PM
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Echoes of a Winter Sunshine

A 16 year old and her 10 year old brother find themselves homeless in Harlem, NY.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Release Year:2020
Runtime:15
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Fiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Oniffe White
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Farewell Amor

After 17 years apart, Walter, an Angolan immigrant, is joined in the U.S. by his wife and teen daughter. Now absolute strangers sharing a one-bedroom apartment, they discover that a shared love of dance may help overcome the emotional distance between them. Director Ekwa Msangi cements herself as an exciting new filmmaking talent with this deeply personal take on the immigrant story filled with music, humanity, and heart. WISCONSIN ONLY
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Release Year:2020
Runtime:103
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Portuguese
Subtitles:English
Film Sponsor:Ramona Rogers-Windsor and Thomas Windsor
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Fiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ekwa Msangi
Producer:Huriyyah Muhammad
Josh Penn
Bobby Allen
Sam Bisbee
Ekwa Msangi
Joe Plummer
Screenwriter:Ekwa Msangi
Cinematographer:Bruce Francis Cole
Editor:Jeanne Applegate
Thu, Oct 15 4:00 PM
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Growing Up Milwaukee

Tyshun Wardlaw's feature documentary debut follows three young Black people growing up in the heart of our city as they grapple with daily experiences of racism and segregation, while fighting to avoid becoming a statistic. Stark yet hopeful, Wardlaw's film is essential viewing for all of Milwaukee, to see through the eyes of these young folks and build empathy around their singular, yet all too familiar, experiences.
Film Info
Program Category:Cream City Cinema
Black Lens
Release Year:2020
Runtime:115
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Film Sponsor:Susan and Robert Mikulay
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Documentary
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tyshun Wardlaw
Thu, Oct 15 4:00 PM
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Junebug

A writer is inundated with memories as she struggles to tell the story of growing up with her dysfunctional musician father.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Release Year:2020
Runtime:17
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Fiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Winter Dunn
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Keon

Keon, a young Black photographer, meets up with his brothers, Amiri and Dre, and they embark on a journey to acquire a new camera to complete his college entrance portfolio. Along the way, they negotiate obstacles and dangers, subtle and complex but all too real, in an environment intent on policing.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Release Year:2020
Runtime:23
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Fiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director:E.G. Bailey
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Origin of Hair

Speculating about the birth of Rock and Roll and the best curl pattern. This film explores Black queer identity and self acceptance as a pathway to personal utopia. Origin of Hair culls from Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s legacy as a Black queer woman in the 50s and 60s claiming power through musical invention and radical self-love.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Release Year:2019
Runtime:1
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:France
United States
Original Language:English
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Experimental
Animation
Documentary
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Carrie Hawks
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Queenie

Queenie Lawrence, a 73-year-young Black Lesbian and resident of the Marcy Projects, navigates applying for the Stonewall Houses, NYC's first LGBT Elder affordable housing.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Release Year:2020
Runtime:19
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Documentary
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Cai Thomas
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River City Drumbeat

Filmmakers Marlon Johnson and Anne Flatte follow the youth of River City Drum Corps, led by Ed “Nardie” White, throughout the city of Louisville. We learn of White’s dedication to uplifting and empowering African American youth for three decades through the Drum Corps, the triumphs and tragedies he has faced, and his transitioning of the program to his successor and former student Albert.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Sound Vision
Release Year:2019
Runtime:95
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Website:https://www.rivercitydrumbeatmovie.com/
Film Sponsor:von Briesen & Roper s.c.
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Documentary
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Anne Flatté
Marlon Johnson
Producer:Anne Flatté
Marlon Johnson
Owsley Brown
Cinematographer:Juan Carlos Castañeda
Editor:Jeff Boyette
Thu, Oct 15 4:00 PM
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Sundays in July

Through the lyrical poetry of actor and playwright Denise Yolen and smooth compositions from the lens of filmmaker Joseph Austin II, the film follows a young couple through three acts that take the audience through the way they initiate their romance, establish a relationship, and develop a life together. Every stage captures the levels of intimacy, vulnerability, and truth that intensify as they grow closer together.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Release Year:2020
Runtime:85
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Fiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joseph Austin II
Screenwriter:Denise Yolen
Thu, Oct 15 4:00 PM
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Tender

After an unexpected one night stand, two women at very different stages of their lives, share an even more intimate morning after.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Release Year:2020
Runtime:15
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Website:https://felixandannie.com/projects/tender
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Fiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Felicia Pride
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Test Pattern

Renesha is having a great day. She wakes up next to her boyfriend Evan, heads to her her dream job, and grabs drinks with friends. But things quickly go downhill when a flirtatious stranger drugs and sexually assaults her. The next day Evan and Renesha wade through a bog of bureaucracy to get a hospital rape kit. Reminiscent of *Never Rarely Sometimes Always*, director Shatara Michelle Ford's feature debut is a lyrical indictment of our healthcare system.
Film Info
Program Category:American Independents
Black Lens
Release Year:2020
Runtime:82
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Fiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Shatara Michelle Ford
Producer:Shatara Michelle Ford
Pin-Chun Liu
Lee Stobby
Yu-Hao Su
Screenwriter:Shatara Michelle Ford
Cinematographer:Ludovica Isidori
Editor:Katy Miller
Matt Tassone
Thu, Oct 15 4:00 PM
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The Last Starship

After most of the human race has evacuated earth and relocated across the galaxy, a group of survivors forms a desperate plan to escape our planet and join the rest of humanity…but the plan comes with a significant risk.
Film Info
Program Category:Black Lens
Release Year:2020
Runtime:18
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Website:http://laststarshipmovie.com
Cinema Extra
Pre-header:Fiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Eric Haywood
Screenwriter:Eric Haywood
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