Youth Teen Showcase 4PM April 18
4PM Youth Teen Showcase
Films by, for or of interest to young people
JUNIOR AND THE SAINT
Miss Devine -- a Storycorps animated short directed by The Rauch Brothers
Cousins James Ransom and Cherie Johnson recall their fearsome Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine, the only woman who had more power than their grandmother. Set in the small Florida town of the cousins' memories, this animation resounds with the joy of sharing stories with family.
Harriet Returns by Marquis Small (USA, 2011) 9 minutes. English. Genre: narrative
Harriet Tubman comes back to life to try and free young black men from the 'mental slaver' that they perpetuate with the repeated use of the N-word and the way they sage their pants. Harriet meets her match in two young NYC rappers, Master E and Raz, who along with the help of a former Underground Railroad partner, William Still, force Harriet to see that maybe these young men just might not need saving at all. Seattle Premiere
Junior and the Saint by Lamont Stephens (USA, 2011) 15 minutes. English. Genre: narrative.
A champion boxer must divide his time between training for the biggest fight of his life & being a single parent to his six year old son. Seattle Premiere
The Mark by Lucius Dechausay (Canada; 2011) Genre: animated narrative.
Young Nanyamka Aba is born with an indescribable mark on her face which her father conceals with a mask. She never questions the decision until she begins school and is bullied by classmates who cannot accept how different her appearance is. Seattle Premiere
ODESSA by Brian Rolling and Al Thompson (USA, 2011) 8 minutes. English. Genre: science fiction narrative.
Luke and his daughter are on the run from a clandestine shadow agency that gave them psychokinetic abilities. Nowhere is safe and no one can be trusted as they try to keep out of the agency's grasp to avoid being used as living weapons. Seattle Premiere
KARMA: The Movie by Gregory Pitts (USA, 2011) 21 minutes, 40 seconds. English. Genre: experimental narrative
The main character is a painter who is trying to show his new art piece to a potential client but has no mode of transportation. This obstacle causes him to almost lose hope, however after going back to his studio an angel comes and repairs his life which shows what goes around comes around. Seattle Premiere
Langston Hughes Perfoming Arts Center (View)
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