Wednesday / February 5th
6:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM
Pablo Miralles CAN WE ALL GET ALONG (2018, 49 minutes, digital)
“Can We All Get Along? The Segregation of John Muir High Schoo”l is an alumnus’ exploration of one high school’s history of racial integration, which predates the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, to its current struggles as part of the ‘failing’ and ‘resegregated’ public education of the 21st Century. The film traces over 40 years of funding and reform decisions which have harmed both Muir and a majority of public schools across the country.
7:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Elena Shelton GLOBAL PROBLEM (2019, 4 minutes, digital)
Sheena Haywood OUR PLAYFUL PEAK (2019, 8 minutes, digital)
Johann Rashid DRINKING THE WATER (2019, 9 minutes, digital)
Josh Cohen GRANDMA (2019, 11 minutes, digital)
Vrishub Merai RICK OSBORNE: OUTLAW (2019, 15 minutes, digital)
8:15PM NEWFILMMAKERS SECOND SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Deanna M. Pedone BLACK BOX (2019, 18 minutes, digital)
Michael Cavalieri RITORNATO (2019, 40 minutes, digital)
RITORNATO is based on true events and shot entirely on location in Limina, Sicily. It was shot in a neo-realistic fashion using real people, not actors. It’s a story of a man who returns home to take care of his dying mother and promises to fulfill her last wish. To be buried along side her father in Sicily.
9:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS FEATURE FILM PRESENTATION
Christina Cooper SOUTH CENTRAL LOVE (2019, 80 minutes, digital)
In the unforgiving streets of Los Angeles, the story follows a couple who comes from two different worlds. But through their trials and tribulations, they realize their broken families assist in bringing them closer together. Throughout the movie, characters learn to trust their intuition in their own love and life story, especially Davonte. Many don’t see his strength but he refuses to fall victim to the streets and learns forgiveness can help stop the cycle of gun violence. This film was created to encourage love within our city streets and to put an end to gang and gun violence. This is not your regular love story. South Central Love. The type of love money can’t buy.