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Shorts Program: Lines of Resistance
November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Short films explore the struggle for equality, racial violence, prisoner justice, women’s rights, the fruits of repression, and restorative justice.
General Admission: $10 | Senior/Student/Low-Income: $7 | BUY TICKETS
*** Program Change: Short film Lilacs has withdrawn from the program ***
A cast of untrained non-actors from North Philadelphia bring raw authenticity to the story of a teenage basketball player’s survival on Philly’s streets that entangles him with violence, anger, and death.
(Ricky Staub, USA, 15 min)
In a 2017 attack, French police officer Xavier was shot dead. There are broken dreams and unfulfilled hopes for peace, but no place for hate. Dialogue and tolerance are the only possible solutions.
(Giovanni Coda, Italy/USA, 8 min)
The vigorous 80-year-old lady in gym class turns out to be a former feminist reporter for Newsday who pursued a class-action lawsuit against her newspaper and won equal pay for women.
(Katya O’Brien, USA, 8 min)
1875, Indian Territory. Bass Reeves, the first African-American deputy, arrests an outlaw. A battle of wills arises between them as the outlaw tries to escape. Based on true events.
(Matthew Gentile, USA, 13 min)
Three inmates with disabilities prepare for reentry, get discharged, and navigate the challenges of returning to their old lives. Produced by the Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Prison Project.
(Jordan Melograna, USA, 37 min)