Date:September 13, 2015

Special Presentation – Harlem Short Cuts

KingOfGuangzhou1Special Presentation – Harlem Short Cuts.

A showcase of some of Harlem’s finest talent.

Doors
King of Guangzhou
Solo Soy Un Super, Mano
Spit
The Bravest, The Boldest
You Sagging

Q & A with all filmmakers to follow.

To purchase tickets:
http://www.mistharlem.com/events/2015/9/13/the-10th-annual-harlem-international-film-festival-special-presentation-harlem-short-cuts

 


NEW YORK PREMIERE

King of Guangzhou

Quester Hannah (China, 16 min) 2014

In the height of racial tensions, a Nigerian man fights to stay in China with his pregnant wife despite facing deportation.


NEW YORK PREMIERE

Solo Soy un Super, Mano (I’m Just a Super, Man)

Dariun Robinson (US,18 min) 2015

After her boxing career back home ends in scandal, a young Puerto Rican woman must adjust to her new life as the superintendent of an apartment building in Harlem.

Chupa, a young, down-and-out fighter, came to New York and left her boxing career behind. But as she separates trash and mops the floors of a Harlem apartment building, memories of her career-ending fight haunt her. When a dust-up with a neighborhood derelict comes to blows, Chupa must move beyond the violence of her past or sacrifice her chance of a stable future.


NEW YORK PREMIERE

Spit

Mtume Gant (US,16 min) 2015

The story of Jeremiah Monk One Sinclair. A NYC Hip Hop artist who has never achieved any real success, and reaches the end of his rope deciding to call it quits. A POV styled film, we enter the body of Monk One, travel in his world, seeing through his eyes the loss of passion, love for the music, life and the city he once knew.

An homage to all the artists who struggle in silence and all those who disappear in the struggle, leaving us only to wonder where they’ve gone.


HARLEM PREMIERE

The Bravest, The Boldest

Moon Molson (US, 17 min) 2014

Harlem International Alum

This is the third film in the Festival from this prolific director, Moon Molson.

Two Army Casualty Notification Officers arrive at a Harlem housing project to deliver some news to a woman about her son serving in the war in the Middle East. But whatever it is they have to say, she ain’t trying to hear it.


WORLD PREMIERE

You Sagging

Tracy Grant and Nathan Bryon (UK, 5mins)

Harlem International Alum

Nathan Bryon and Tracy Grant, who was a filmmaker and a Hi alum (winning the Mira Nair Award back in 2010 for her film I Remain) before she became our amazing new Executive Director last year are proud to present the World Premiere of You Sagging, a hilarious comedy sketch about the epidemic of young men wearing their trousers so low you can see their boxer shorts. The film stars Actor/Writer Nathan Bryon (Some Girls, Friday Download Movie) Michael Salami (Illegal Activity, A.dot’s Apprentice) who play Fiddy and Cent, two cheeky best friends on their journey to become top boys on their block, they live by the rule ‘the lower your trousers are the more gangster you are’!

Q & A with all filmmakers to follow.

To purchase tickets:
http://www.mistharlem.com/events/2015/9/13/the-10th-annual-harlem-international-film-festival-special-presentation-harlem-short-cuts