After the Rose
Success isn’t enough to keep Julian’s marriage from falling apart after several episodes of domestic violence.  Julian pleads for his wife’s mercy, but her judgment is final.  Lost and confused, Julian turns to the one person he hates the most for a ‘life-line’.  20 minutes
July 30-Aug. 1 @ 1:15 p.m.  a/perature Petit a/

 

Bewildered
Dementia isolates Joseph Honoré, a famous jazz singer, from his wife and musical partner, Sara. Joseph is thrown into a state of depression and anxiety.  Then a young pianist taps into the power of music to help his idol reconnect with dignity.  Starring Keith David (“Greenleaf”, “The Thing”) and Maria Howell (“Saints and Sinners”, “The Color Purple”).  30 minutes
July 30-July 31, Aug. 3 @ 9:45 a.m.   a/perture Studio 1

 

Black Flag
Deja, a steadfast black student from Detroit, and Sydney, a bubbly white girl from Georgia, are college freshmen and roommates. But when Sydney decorates their room with a piece of ‘Southern pride,’ the women must navigate allegiance, censorship and the price of honoring the past.  16:30 minutes
July 30-31 @ 12:30 p.m.    a/perture Studio 1
Aug. 3 @ 9:45 a.m   a/perture Studio 1
Aug. 1 @ 10 a.m.   Forsyth Co. Public Library

 

A Movement: The Black Theatre Project
A glimpse into the origins of Black Theatre movement, how it nurtured the African American community and why it continues to be a powerful resource. 10 minutes
July 30 @ 11:45 a.m.  a/perture Studio 2
Aug. 3  @ 11:45 a.m.     Forsyth Co. Public Library (downtown)

 

 

 

 

 

BorderLove
A college student with borderline personality disorder creates relationships of comradery and destruction.  13:16 minutes
July 30-Aug. 1 @ 1:15 p.m.   a/perture Petit a

Brooklyn in July
Frank Walker, an African American WWII veteran, works as a chauffeur. Like so many other African Americans of the time, he and his wife are drawn to New York City by the promise of a better life only to be confronted by the same fears and hatred Frank hoped they had left behind. He is a man scarred by a past that is lurking skin deep.   21 min
July 30-31, Aug. 3 @ 11:15 a.m.  a/perture Studio 1

DeSoto Rising
A Texas school district struggles to keep its doors open amid low student test scores, money woes, tumultuous leadership by the superintendent and a divided board. Can the administration, teachers, students and parents turn setbacks into comebacks?  64 minutes
July 31-Aug. 1 @10 a.m.   a/perture Studio 2
Aug. 2 @ 10 a.m.   Forsyth Co. Public Library-downtown

 

Dunkle: An Adoption Story
A 10-year-old boy is liberated from the Texas foster care system and moves into his new forever home on National Adoption Day.  12:05 minutes
July 31-Aug. 1 @10 a.m.   a/perture Studio 2
Aug. 2 @ 10 a.m.   Forsyth Co. Public Library (downtown)

 

Frank & Lamar
They’re best friends, they live together and work together as middle school teachers in New York City. When workplace drama, romance and personal growth turn their world upside down, their friendship is put to the test.    A 6-part comedy series.  42 minutes
July 30 @ 10 a.m. a/perture Studio 2
July 31-Aug. 2 @ 12:45 p.m.  a/perture Studio 2
Aug. 3 @ 11:45 a.m.  a/perture Studio 2

 

Girls Like Me: a self/love story
A woman’s poetic video diary speaks of trauma, abuse…then enlightenment.  7 minutes
July 31-Aug. 2 @ Noon    a/perture Petit a
July 30 @ 11:45 a.m.  Forsyth Co. Public Library—downtown

Give Us This Day
Follow the lives of three police officers and three residents living in East St. Louis, Ill., a city crumbling under the weight of poverty, gun violence and drug abuse. This documentary explores the humanity in each of these six lives as they intersect, develop and transform.  120 minutes
July 31 @ 10 a.m.  Forsyth Co. Public Library—downtown
Aug. 1-2 @ 9:45 a.m.  a/perture Studio 1
Aug. 3 @ 10:30 a.m.  a/perture  Petit a

 

Holy Ground
The trailer of an upcoming documentary film, by Ka’ramuu Kush, celebrating the legacy of the National Black Theatre Festival and its founder, Larry Leon Hamlin, “Mr. Marvtastic”. Holy Ground features interviews with Black Theatre legends, groundbreaking performances, archival NBTF footage and a behind-the-scenes look at the North Carolina Black Repertory Company.  4 minutes
July 30 @ 11:45 a.m.   a/perture Studio 2
Aug. 3 @ 11:45 a.m.    Forsyth Co. Public Library (downtown)
 

 

 

 

I Am Sarah Baartman
She was the prototype that influenced a wave of pop culture icons, inspiring video vixens for years to come. From 19th century Cape Town, came a young woman, so unique, so intriguing, so desired, that the world learned her name. Christened ‘Sartije’ by her native homeland. Renamed ‘Hottentot Venus’ by the West.  10:05 minutes
July 30 @ 10 a.m., Forsyth Co. Public Library-downtown
Aug. 1-2. 10:15 a.m.   a/perture Studio 3

 

 

I’M SORRY
A drama about a man who spends his last free day before heading to prison apologizing to the one person who trusted him the most.  14:30 minutes
July 30-Aug. 1 @ 10:30 a.m.   a/perture Petit a

 

King of Stage: The Woodie King, Jr. Story
The awe-inspiring story of legendary theatre producer Woodie King Jr, founder and producing director of New Federal Theatre and National Black Touring Circuit in New York City. Broadway credits include For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, What the Winesellers Buy and Checkmates. The life of this living legend provides a window into the history of Black life in the 20th Century and highlights the Black Arts Movement of which he was a commanding presence. This giant of a man facilitated theatre artists of every discipline and many have become household names such as Denzel Washington, Phylicia Rashad, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L Jackson, Viola Davis, Debbie Allen, Glynn Turman, Laurence Fishburne and many more.   July 30 @11:45 a.m.  a/perture Studio 2
Aug. 3 @ 11:45 a.m.  Forsyth Co. Public Library–downtown

 

Monarch Butterflies
A shy African American girl who has a knack for mathematics and STEM is swept away on a lyrical journey where she is befriended by a group of African American princesses. But her newfound relationships will be threatened if the wicked headmistress discovers her true identity. 27 minutes
July 30 @ 11:45 a.m.  Forsyth Co. Public Library (downtown)
July 31-Aug. 2 @ Noon   a/perature Petite a

 

 

Mr. Carter
Two years after losing his beloved wife in a hit and run accident, Drew Carter begins a new job, that unexpectedly offers him something he felt was impossible; a glimpse of happiness.  10 minutes
July 30-July 31, Aug. 3 @ 9:45 a.m.  a/perture Studio 1
Aug. 1 @ 12:30 p.m.  Forsyth Co. Public Library (downtown)

 

 

 

Nia’s Shadow (add film to website, poster attached, trailer link below)
An inner city’s polluted conditions awaken within some young residents a dormant superhuman gene produced by eugenics during slavery (the practice of selective breeding to improve the genetic composition of their ancestors). Now, one woman must confront her friend who chooses to use his powers for wrong. 22:30 minutes
July 30 @ 12:30 p.m. Forsyth Co. Public Library (downtown)
July 30-31 @ 1:00 p.m.  a/perture Studio 3
Aug. 2 @ 1:15  a/perture Petit a

 

 

 

 

Nightmare-The Film
The shooting of Sha’Quan Middle, an unarmed African American youth, catapults a community into turmoil.  His friend, Derick, joins community protests and is consumed with desires of revenge.  Then an unexpected visitor derails Derick’s plan, causing him and a community to re-think their actions.  30 minutes.
Aug. 1-2 @ 1 p.m., Aug. 3 @ 11:30 a.m.  a/perture Studio 3

 

Paris Blues in Harlem
Paris attempts to save her grandfather’s insolvent Harlem jazz nightclub. She has a few hours to convince her rigid elder to accept a real estate agent’s lucrative offer. As the deadline nears, Paris must reconcile which has greater value, money or legacy.  14:05 minutes
July 30-31, Aug. 3 @ 10:15 a.m.  a/perture Studio 3
Aug. 1 @ 11:45 a.m.  Forsyth Co. Public Library–downtown

 

Political
Disturbed by the financiers behind his campaign, Phil Muhammad leaves the party and runs as an Independent. A change that puts his life in danger.  24:35 minutes
Aug. 1-2 @ 1 p.m., Aug. 3 @ 11:30 a.m.   a/perture Studio 3

 

 

 

Rise Above
The Tuskegee Airmen battled tremendous social and racial obstacles during World War II. Their strength of character, courage and ability to triumph over adversity continues to inspire others to RISE ABOVE obstacles in their own lives and achieve beyond the expectations of others.  15 minutes
July 30-31, Aug. 3 @ 10:15 a.m.  a/perture Studio 3
Aug. 1-2 @ 12:30 p.m.  a/perture Studio 1
Aug. 1 @ 11:45 a.m.  Forsyth Co. Public Library–downtown

 

 

 

 

SALUTE
A powerful short film addressing the mental and spiritual struggle of young man trying to decide if joining the U.S. military is sin or service.   20 minutes
July 30-31 @ 12:30 p.m.   a/perture Studio 1
Aug. 1 @ 10 a.m.    Forsyth County Public Library–downtown
Aug. 3 @ 11:15    a/perture Studio 1

 

 

SEED: Till the Soil
A father uses a non-traditional method to take his troubled son through a rite-of-passage.
36:58 minutes
July 30-Aug. 1 @ 10:30 a.m.   a/perture Petit a

SingleVille
Singledom sucks for three feisty ladies with stories to tell and male egos to skewer in this mockumentary.  The bachelorette pals beat a clutch of contenders to star in a low-budget documentary on single life and they let it all hang out.   67 minutes
July 30-Aug. 1 @ 11:30 a.m.   a/perture Studio 3

 

Spoiler Alert
Surrounded by a world of social media and gossip, a young woman has one simple request–No Spoilers!  5:58 minutes
July 30-Aug. 1 @ 11:30 a.m.   a/perture Studio 3

 

Street Prophet
A prophet of God mysteriously appears in a neighborhood riddled with gun violence, drug slinging, poverty and broken dreams. His presence reveals police corruption against Blacks while also infusing hope in some who he touches.  20 minutes
July 30 @ 12:30 p.m. Forsyth Co. Public Library (downtown)
July 30-31 @ 1:00 p.m.  a/perture Studio 3
Aug. 2 @ 1:15  a/perture Petit a

 

The Berimbau & Capoeira Angola
Become enchanted with the musical complexities of the Berimbau (an Afro-Brazilian percussion instrument) and its centrality to the performance of Capoeira Angola (an Afro-Brazilian martial art).
21:18 minutes
July 30 @ 10 a.m., Forsyth Co. Public Library–downtown
Aug. 1-2 @10:15 a.m.   a/perture Studio 3

 

This Ain’t Your Mother’s Theatre Company!
A theatrical ensemble of women working together across colors, ages and backgrounds, finding power in telling their raw truths – stories of rape, incarceration, living with HIV and their reproductive rights. This is part of The Medea Project founded by Rhodessa Jones.
56 minutes
July 31, Aug. 2 @ 12:30 p.m.  Forsyth Co. Public Library—downtown
Aug. 2-3 @ 10 a.m.  a/perture Studio 2

 

TRANQUIL INFERNO
In the early 1900’s, the discovery of oil in Tulsa, Oklahoma drew thousands seeking new opportunities. Amid segregation, African Americans settled in the northern part of the city and built a thriving ‘Black Wall Street’, including grocers, doctors, theatres, funeral homes and banks. By 1921, there were hundreds of prosperous African American business owners.  The success of Black Wall Street sparked jealously among white Tulsans and in May 1921, racial tensions violently erupted.    12 minutes
July 30-31, Aug. 3 @ 11:15 a.m.   a/perture Studio 1

 

 

 

 

 

Your Land
A student challenges his instructor about commonly held beliefs surrounding the Unites States’ slave trade, the origin of the term “Africa African” and the existence of the “so-called” Africans in the Americas. Can what has long been proclaimed as ‘historical facts’ actually be ‘human myths’? Stars “Black Panther’s” Ochuwa Oghie, Mohammed Ali Ojarigi, James Akingbade. 14:23 minutes
July 30-31, Aug. 3 @ 10:15 a.m.  a/perture Studio 3
Aug.1-2 @ 12:30 p.m.  a/perture Studio 1