African American Shorts Line Up Announced

The details of our AFRICAN AMERICAN FILMMAKERS Short Film Celebration are now available and we have a great line up for this 75 minute shorts program celebrating the voices that define a new generation of Black Cinema. Join us for a showcase of the work of emerging directors, writers and animators who are redefining the depiction of the African American experience, stories and perspectives through films ranging from comedy to documentary to animation. Program compiled by Kimberley Browning, Executive Director: HOLLYWOOD SHORTS.


Michael Johnson's "Brothers Incorporated" (USA, 2009, 23 min.) This award-winning film film follows Marcus as he is poised to take control of his father's company - Philadelphia's Black Mafia circa 1963. Shot on location in Penn., this is the filmmaker's USC thesis film. Terence Anthony "Choke" (USA, 2009, 7 min.) This edgy comedy is an animated adaptation of Terence's original play by the same name. Marcus Stokes' "Chains" (USA, 2010, 14 min.) A sneak peek at the brand new short starring Andre Royo (The Wire) and John Hensley (Nip/Tuck) before it launches its highly anticipated festival premieres. Rashaad Ernesto Green's "Choices" (USA, 2009, 4 min.) A Sundance Official Selection. One of two short films completed right after the filmmaker's multi - award winning NYU student short "Premature". Andre Campbell's "Trust" (USA, 2008, 6 min.) A promiscuous housewife learns the true meaning of A Friend You Can Trust. A collaboration with Kimberley Browning of Hollywood Shorts. Discussion to follow with Michael Johnson, Marcus Stokes and Terence Anthony.

Saturday, February 27 – 7:30 PM

American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre (in the Spielberg Theatre screening room)

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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