Screenings hosted by: 1708 Gallery

Updated: Sep 10, 2019

located at: 4218, 319 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220



(Directed by: Dewey Ortiz)

Abused and neglected, Kellee attempts to run away with her boyfriend James only to be chased and cornered by her abusive stepfather Dave. What follows is a series of events that leads to a violent confrontation with the abusive man who terrorizes her life.


(Directed by: Penny T Hollis)

Maxine follows the story of a middle-aged teacher coping with the traumatic aftermath of a brutal attack that occurred 30 years prior. As she heads back to her classroom one afternoon, the sighting of a new male janitor sends Maxine into a state of paranoia and confusion. She attempts to process the incident, trying to decipher the delusion from reality, but ultimately, Maxine puts her students and her own life at risk.



(Directed by: Logan Dandridge)

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue”

PELOURINHO: They Don't Really Care About Us

(Directed by: Akosua Adoma Owusu)

"The starting point for this colourful film is a letter from human rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois to the American embassy in Brazil. The fact that in 1927 it was impossible for African Americans to travel to Brazil reminds us of the inequality still faced by that country’s black inhabitants." - IFFR



(Directed by: Jordan Shanks)

A dreamy cinematic diary from millennial filmmaker, Jordan Shanks, that chronicles his undergraduate journey as a first-generation college student at one of America's leading HBCUs.


(Directed by: Keith Nixon)

An anonymous young man navigates duality in character through safe-spaces.

When these spaces are jeopardized, he is forced to reckon with change.


(Directed by: Jenise Jones)

A story about a female singer having  

it all is not enough.


(Directed by: Summer Pierce)

The mother-daughter relationship is the basis for all that follow, but what happens when one piece goes missing. When I Wake follows Shé's dance with grief as she comes to grips with the passing of her mother. Surrounded by memories, Shé finds herself spiraling as she grasps for

the one no longer within arm’s reach.



(Directed by: Jovan James)

A shy teenager named Chris anxiously prepares his room for his friend, Alex, to spend the night. When Alex arrives, Chris is caught off guard when Tommy, Alex's friend, joins them, making a crowd of three. The tension grows between Chris and Alex as they make their way through several awkward moments. In the middle of the night, Chris makes a risky move that will change his and Alex's relationship forever.


(Directed by: Terrance Daye)

Across one day of mourning, four family members try to surmount the unspoken, the unspeakable, and the still-present past that divides them.



(Directed by: Alexander Etseyatse )

A Loss and prevention officer has a sense of real regret after facing a moral decision.


(Directed by: Peter Ebanks )

When a self driving taxi picks up its next passenger, it is forced to make a moral decision based

on the trolley problem.


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