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Thursday, August 27 • 8:00pm - 9:48pm
Black Lens Shorts

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Screen 1 is sponsored by Great Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Gossamer
Narrative Short - Black Lens
14.5 Minutes
Dir. Charlie Schmidlin
USA
An Illinois farming family on the verge of collapse faces an uncertain future when livestock disappear and a tick finds a host.

Brother
Narrative Short - Black Lens
15 Minutes
Dir. Ya’ke
USA
Jason and Caleb have been friends for the better part of a decade, but then Caleb’s brother comes home.

Inverted
Narrative Short - Black Lens, Alabama
5 Minutes
Dir. Marcus January
USA
Kevin comes home to an unexpected situation with his housemate.

Adullam
Narrative Short - Black Lens
14 Minutes
Dir. Regina Hoyles
USA
A young Chicago woman with a well-kept secret enjoys a typical day in the south suburbs.

Coup d'etat Math
Documentary Short - Black Lens
7.5 Minutes
Dir. Sai Selvarajan
USA
The film explores four different immigrant stories - a fight to be born, a fight to survive, a fight to find your place, and the fight to maintain.

Good Guy with a Gun
Narrative Short - Black Lens
20 Minutes
Dir. Bryian Montgomery
USA
An incel walks us through his newfound epiphany on why he decided to buy a gun.

Slave 2
Narrative Short - Black Lens, Alabama
8 Minutes
Dir. Rico Shay
USA
Ancestors from the past and the lineage of the present are compared to what they are enslaved to mentally.

Hangry
Narrative Short - Black Lens
7.5 Minutes
Dir. Clint Till
USA
An elderly man attempts to right a lunchtime wrong.

A Mother
Narrative Short - Black Lens
16 Minutes
Dir. Natasha K Ngaiza
As a town copes with the disappearance of a little girl, a mother of two must come to terms with her own decision to abort an unexpected pregnancy.

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Clint Till (Hangry) - happening Tuesday, August 25th at 11 AM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Rico Shay (Slave 2) - happening Thursday, August 27th at 11 AM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Bryian Montgomery, Jr. (Good Guy With A Gun) - happening Saturday, August 29th at 3 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!



Thursday August 27, 2020 8:00pm - 9:48pm CDT
Screen 1 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard