February at NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) offers a selection of local and international independent films, including its annual spotlight on Black Cinema as part of its InFocus series.
The evening kicks off with a shorts program that includes films about a mysterious falling rock, an overworked paramedic dealing making the decision of her life, a portrait of platonic love, a father and son redefining their relationship, and a refugee navigating a new life in New Zealand.
The night continues with the Los Angeles premiere of Shedding, director Jake Thomas’s feature debut and absurdist exploration of the world through the eyes of a house cat who transforms into a human ad unwittingly helps a family grieve a loss.
The program concludes with shorts program InFocus: Black Cinema, which features stories about love, violence, the way that history impacts our narratives, and the things passed on between generations. The program includes world premieres of Bernard Kordieh’s Sometimes I Feel and Jared Crowelle’s Troubled Times.
Program #1 – Shorts Program # 1
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Pre-Reception
4:30 PM – 6:15 PM – Program
6:15 PM – 6:30 PM – Audience Q&A
Program #2 – Feature Program: Shedding
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Pre-Reception
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Program
8:30 PM – 8:45 PM – Audience Q&A
Program #3 – InFocus: Black Cinema
8:45 PM – 9:15 PM – Pre-Reception
9:15 PM – 11:00 PM – Program
11:00 PM – 11:15 PM – Audience Q&A