Monthly Film Festival – February 23rd, 2019

PRESENTING PARTNERS

African Artists Association

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) spotlights Black cinema with a selection of short films from Black filmmakers, along with a selection of local and international independent films.

The evening begins with American Bistro, director Arthur Diennet’s feature debut. This uplifting and funny film follows an uncle and nephew whose lives haven’t turned out as they had each hoped, who unite to open a restaurant in Los Angeles.

The night continues with powerful shorts program Other Lives, which offers a glimpse into alternate lives, including those that are imaginary, transcendent, forced upon us, or belonging to others.

The program concludes with the InFocus: Black Cinema shorts program, a selection of films depicting black experiences stretching from comedic to surreal, thought-provoking to heartfelt.

SCHEDULE
Feature Program – American Bistro
4:00 PM – Pre-Reception
4:30 PM – Program
6:15 PM – Audience Q&A
Shorts Program #1 – Other Lives
6:30 PM – Pre-Reception
7:00 PM – Program
8:30 PM – Audience Q&A
Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: Black Cinema
8:45 PM – Pre-Reception
9:15 PM – Program
10:45 PM – Audience Q&A

Location:
Event Entrance
1139 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles 90015
Directions
Parking (fee)
1133 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Directions

Feature Program: American Bistro
American Bistro

American Bistro

Dir. Arthur Diennet
94 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis

Shorts Program #1 - Other Lives
Bertie

Bertie

Dir. Garry Crystal
17 Mins | UK
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Can You Take My Picture

Can You Take My Picture

Dir. Cameron Thrower
12 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Kyoko

Kyoko

Dir. Marcos Cabotá and Joan Bover
20 Mins | Spain
Film Synopsis

Reflect

Reflect

Dir. Dayanna Hernandez
6 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

The Sad Poet

The Sad Poet

Dir. Andrew Acedo
26 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis

Shorts Program #2 - InFocus: Black Cinema
Blueberry

Blueberry

Dir. Martina Lee
16 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

A Craftsman

A Craftsman

Dir. Sanford Jenkins Jr.
13 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

The Woman in the Photo

The Woman in the Photo

Dir. Harry Owens
12 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis

Utopia

Utopia

Dir. Aimiende Negbenebor Sela
15 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis

Glimpse

Glimpse

Dir. Peres Owino
6 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis

Manifestation

Manifestation

Dir. Quint Scott
6 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Existential Donut

Existential Donut

Dir. Jason Pierre
14 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit