Sunday, March 5th @2PM
Black History Month Showcase 2023
Please join us for a selection of short narratives, animation, experimental works and documentary films about the Black experience in America.
The program is curated by Patrice Bowman, an award-winning filmmaker, colorist and the owner of Bowman Pictures. She is also a member of various film organizations, including Filmshop, Post New York Alliance, and Brown Girls Doc Mafia.
A talkback with the curator and filmmakers will follow the program.
Admission is free, but you must make a reservation to attend by clicking on the button below.
Funding for this program comes from The City of Yonkers and people like you. Your donation of any amount helps us to continue offering free programs like this and we thank you!
YoFi Fest is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.
BALLET AFTER DARK (dir: B. Monét)
Ballet After Dark tells the story a young woman who found the strength to survive after an attack. She created an organization that is helping sexual abuse and domestic violent survivors find healing after trauma through dance therapy.
I WON THE LOTTERY (dir: Jenn Shaw)
Wavelength and Black TV and Film Collective Present a short film by Co/Writer/Director: Jenn Shaw - Starring: Keisha Zollar & Raymond Cordova (Netflix's Astronomy Club).
PAGLIACCI (dir: Alex Ubokudom)
Conservative pundit, Justine Jennings, discovers the cost of selling out when she goes through an existential crisis before going on air.
UNDER THE SUN AFTER THE WIND (dir: Patrice Bowman)
An adaptation of the Book of Ecclesiastes that examines isolation during COVID-19
WATER BORN (dir: Lowell Boston)
Lowell Boston’s commissioned animation film, Water Born uses different animation styles to talk about swimming in the Black community It has been accepted in 6 film festivals. It has received a Director’s Choice Award in the Thomas Edison Film Festival, and an Honorable Mention in Philadelphia’s Short Film Slam.