Monthly Film Festival

February 08, 2020 12:00am PST - 11:59pm PST

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.

Schedule Details

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

Event Location

Event Entrance
1139 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles 90015

Parking (fee)
1133 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Shorts Program # 1
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From the Clear Blue Sky
Dir. James Bachelor
4 Mins | USA
The Motions
Dir. Frank Donnangelo
16 Mins | USA
Mitsuko and Jahan
Dir. Govind Rae
15 Mins | USA
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Walk Off
Dir. Andrew Howell
34 Mins | USA
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Run Rabbit
Dir. Robyn Paterson
19 Mins | New Zealand
Feature Program: Shedding
Shedding Thumbnail
Dir. Jake Thomas
75 Mins | USA
InFocus: Black Cinema
Dir. Jason Hightower
18 Mins | USA
Bobby Thumbnail
Dir. James Grisom
6 Mins | USA
Where the Dahlias Grow
Dir. Jayden Gillespie
16 Mins | USA
Sometimes I Feel Thumbnail
Sometimes I Feel
Dir. Bernard Kordieh
15 Mins | UK
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Troubled Times
Dir. Jared Crowelle
27 Mins | USA
Jazz in Wakanda
Dir. Djaka Souare
10 Mins | USA