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"Just Shorts" - Presented By The 9th Oakland Int'l Black LGBT Film Festival
The New Parkway Theater
Oakland, CA
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A Series of Short Film Presentations:

"Butch Mystique" (Encore Presentation)
Directed By: Debra A. Wilson, 2004, USA, Running Time: 25 min.
Nine African American butch lesbians talk about various aspects of the butch lifestyle and their own personal lives.

"Change"
Directed By: Melissa Osborne & Jeff McCutchen, 2011, USA, Running Time: 24 min.
California's proposition 8 debate is at the center of this film. The central character is a bright young African American student, JAMIE, who is among a group of teenagers presenting their case to the class as to why the candidate of their choice should be elected president. The debate turns ugly and Jamie is torn between standing up for what he believes in and joining the crowd.

"Chadwick"
Dir. Quincy LeNear, 2012, Running Time: 26 min.
From the one of the Directors of the cult HEREtv series, "DL Chronicles" comes
the first of four installments of The Chadwick Journals. Chadwick interviews the mysterious and inappropriate Donovan for the first time.

"Crossover"
Dir. Tina Mabry, 2012, USA, Running Time: 19 min.
In 2028, in a world where separate but equal has been re-instated along socioeconomic lines, a struggling mother of two must decide whether to illegally sell her own organs in order for her kids to crossover to a community where opportunities are limitless. When she learns that her son's autism will prevent him from crossing over, she has to make a heart-wrenching choice whether to allow her gifted daughter to crossover alone or to keep their family intact in an eroding, dangerous, and dead-end community.

"The Strange Thing About The Johnsons"
Dir. Ari Aster, 2011, USA, Running Time: 25 min.
The film revolves around a taboo relationship between a father and son in a seemingly normal suburban family.The film "Strange Thing About The Johnsons,"  is a disturbing and extremely controversial plot which involves molestation and homosexuality within an African-American family.

"Saffron"
Directors: J.S. Ingram & Stuart Locklear, USA, Running Time: 7 minutes
This animated short is Inspired by a true story from Ramses Rapadas and explores the complicated line between artist and master, as well as the implementation of a dangerous new idea.  However, life takes a dark turn along the way and as fantasy melds with reality, it may be difficult to tell them apart...
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The New Parkway Theater (View)
424 24th St
Oakland, CA 94612
United States


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Film > Festivals

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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