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SATURDAY JUNE 17, 2023 2:00 PM
Kolton Harris * 2021 * United States * 8 minutes
A mysterious professor takes over a High School detention, surprising the students and teaching them the importance of their identity and power in a world that continues to hinder them.
Katrina Brook Flores * 2022 * United States * 14 minutes
Assaman is a cosmic twin love story with the future. A man named Tukki meets a sky-being named Asé. Together, they become suspended in a visual and sonic examination in search of flourishing joy and self-care. What may seem a simple love story quickly expands into a kaleidoscope of introspective, interconnected and intergenerational movement and moments.
The Ebony Rockers Mural
Richard David * 2022 * United Kingdom * 14 minutes * U.S. PREMIERE *
The story of Ebony Rockers, a 1970s Reggae band, formed in Southampton in the slipstream of the 'Rock Against Racism' movement. The film examines the band's career from a socio-political perspective and records the unveiling of a giant tribute mural in their home city, over 40 years after the original formation.
Hot Latin Nights at the Granada!
Franco Vidal * 2022 * United States * 16 minutes
The Granada, a nightclub owned by the famed salsa singer Tony “El Tío” Lopez is closing down. El Tío’s nephew had no intention of attending the closing night, until the girl next door asks him to save the last dance for her. Now all he needs to do is learn how to salsa dance.
INTERMISSION ~ 10 MINUTES ~ INTERMISSION
BronX BandA: Arturo O'Farrill & The Bronx
Taylor Krauss * 2023 * United States * 1 hour 19 minutes * WORLD PREMIERE
As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Bronx, our nation's most economically poor congressional district, 6-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Arturo O'Farrill (2023, 2022, 2021, 2018, 2016, 2016) brings to life a 9-piece hip-hop-jazz ensemble converting stories of South Bronx life to music resounding in the streets. This music documentary pays homage to the history of the Afro-Latinx music that was born in the Bronx.
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