Honolulu African American Film Festival - HAAFF Shorts 2021

Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 at 10:00am

Honolulu, HI 96801

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We end the 10th edition of the Honolulu African American Film Festival by presenting a collection of short films that highlight the cutting edge of Black cinema—highlighting the accomplishments of Black scientists and artists while diving into the different shades of the Black experience in America.

Featured shorts (in order):

The Ball Method by Dagmawi Abebe
The untold story of African-American chemist Alice Ball, who at the age of 23, finds an effective treatment for leprosy in 1915 Hawaii.

A Concerto is a Conversation by Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Junebug by Winter Dunn
A writer is inundated with memories as she struggles to tell the story of growing up with her dysfunctional musician father.

Rudeboy’s Restaurant by Phillip Yaw
Afraid she'll be kicked out of a Jamaican Restaurant, an outsider falsely claims to be the cousin of 2000s Dancehall Superstar Sean Paul.

My Hero by Logan Jackson (pictured above)
As last-minute plans for a babysitter fall apart, eight-year-old Brandon is left alone to oversee his younger brother Mason.

Bruiser by Miles Warren
After his father gets into a fight at a bowling alley, Darious begins to investigate the limitations of his own manhood.

Flawd. by J. Snow
After meeting on social media, LA comedian Jay Snow is in the blissful, budding stage of dating professional caretaker Cali Rose but hides from her his chronic illness. While on a date, a medical condition is severely triggered forcing Snow to confront his fears and come clean to Cali or risk losing their newfound romance.

The film is available virtually for 24 hours starting Saturday, March 6 at 10am HST. You can also see the film via the Eventive TV app on your Apple TV or Roku device. Reserve a free virtual ticket HERE.

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