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BlackStar Film Festival

Shorts Program 1

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Saturday 8/5
5:10 pm
$12 General Public
$8 Students, Seniors, and BlackStar Members
$6 IHP/Lightbox Members

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  
call 215.895.6590. 

The Creed
United States, 2017, 16 min.
World Premiere
Dir. Stacey Muhammad
Kwame and Khadijah Lee are a grieving couple whose 15-year-old son Brandon was shot and killed by a cop. After the court system fails them by acquitting their son’s murderer, in a desperate search for justice, they take matters into their own hands.

Emmett Still
United States, 2016, 15 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Fahamu Pecou
The story captures a day in the precarious life of a young Black man in a world where a random encounter with police can quickly turn into a life-or-death situation. Ultimately, he discovers strength and assurance in the power and beauty of his ancestors.

New Neighbors
United States, 2017, 9 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. E.G. Bailey
How far will a mother go to protect her children? A 2017 Sundance Official Selection, New Neighbors is a story about a mother and her two sons who move to a new neighborhood. Considering all the killings and assaults on Black lives, she is determined to keep her family safe. A clever, resourceful, and unique approach to the Black Lives Matter dialogue.

United States, 2017, 13 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Mariama Diallo
A police sketch artist who believes he has stumbled upon the suspect from one of his drawings becomes convinced he knows how to do the right thing.