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BlackStar Film Festival

Shorts Program 5

Get Tickets
Friday 8/4
6:00 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. 

See You Yesterday
United States, 2017, 15 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Stefon Bristol
Presented by Spike Lee, See You Yesterday tells the story of two Brooklyn teenage science prodigies who build a time machine to stop one’s brother from being wrongfully killed by the police.

They Charge for the Sun
United States, 2016, 17 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Terence Nance 
In a dystopian future where people live nocturnally to avoid the harmful rays of the sun, a young black girl unravels the lie that has kept her and her sister in the dark.

To Be Free
United States, 2017, 12 min.
Northeast US Premiere
Dir. Adepero Oduye
In a tiny after-hours club, Nina Simone finds a way, for one moment, to be free.

Walk for Me
United States, 2016, 12 min.
Dir. Elegance Bratton
Walk for Me is a contemporary coming-out story set in present-day New York City. Hassan Kendricks is a conflicted teenager, torn between his devotion to his single mother and his desire to be himself. When his mother, Andrea, 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. Arriving at the ball, Andrea is shocked: under the wing of his adoptive gay mother, Paris Continental, Hassan has assumed the identity of Hanna. Andrea has a choice: deny her own son or accept her child for who she really is.

Night Shift
United States, 2017, 16 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Marshall Tyler 
Get a glimpse into a day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.