THURSDAY, 17 APRIL 2014 • 6 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks by Festival Director O.F. Makarah
Nature • Waterfall - Ann Kaneko • Graphics by Peter Bill. These two videos are part of the Out the Window bus project. 2 min loop •
Ultragirl/Vise - Alan Haley. Ultra Girl, with her super powers, teams up with crime fighter Vise. 1.5 min •
Butt Shakers • Last Gathering of the Sioux Nation • Alfred Hitchcock's Home Movies. From Amateur Night. 13 min •
Dwight Swanson, Center for Home Movies, joined other filmmakers and the audience for a Q&A and reception after the screenings.
Black Canary - Chris H. Lynn. This short experimental film blends the soothing voice of Una Lee reciting text by Peter Wullen in an ode to the passing of time and seasons. 1.5 min •
1501 Curson Ave - Imelda Sheen. A sunny afternoon art class yields surprises for the models and artists. 10 min •
Ask a Slave: Season 1 (webisodes 1, 2, and 3) – Azie Mira Dungey. This award-winning web series, created by and starring Azie Mira Dungey, uses the past in the present to give a satirical view of American history. 12 min.
Odd Shirttails of Cornell's Life - Caveh Zahedi. The filmmaker layers archival footage over a telephone conversation with a well known director to create a sad but funny film about looking into Joseph Cornell's career. 3 min.
Superman/Birds — Richard Schellenberg. The video involves a re-creation of a dream Schellenberg had as a young boy, coupled with other significant events later in his life. 3 min
Fly the Flag – Paul Shortt. This video is Shortt’s attempt to get the American flag to fly at full mast. 3 min
Phil Davis, Acting Director of Brentwood Arts Exchange, recommends these two award-winning shorts from the recent All Screened Video Fest.
Fire - Pat Doyen. Abstract imagery with distorted scanner dialogue about guns and gun violence slowly comes into focus to show fire ants swarming. 5 min.
The Land of Healthy Smiles - S. Torriano Berry. Children and grown-ups benefit from this animated short about dental care. 5 min.
The Qigong Series - Ann Kaneko. The Chinese practice of energy cultivation is demonstrated in these multilingual shorts. Suggested by Freewaves' Out the Window bus project. 5 min.
Count on Me Music Video - Montana Monardes. This lively interpretation of Bruno Mars’ hit song will leave you smiling. 3.5 min.
april 25-27 south bowie library
Thurs, Apr 25. 6pm
Opening Ceremonies & Screening
The Future by Venetia Taylor, 15 minutes
A satirical look at a young couple contemplating marriage.
Chinatown by Yi Chen, 26 minutes
The impact of gentrification in Chinatown on the daily lives of its residents is documented over the course of a year.
Just Another Part of Life by Shauntay Cherry, 15 mins
A young woman is successful in many ways, except in love...
In Infinity by MOS Funnel, 4 mins
A rocking piano and whimsical visuals highlight this music video from MOS Funnel Hot Planet (vol 1.) Mercurial Saloon. Edited by Blake Spencer.
Greenbelt 75th University Animation Special by George Kochell, 16 mins.
A two-year, youth produced project celebrating Greenbelt's 75th anniversary incorporates dimensional table-top sets with layered Adobe Flash animation.
Voices From Within: Walk in My Story by Joy Haynes, Ellie Walton, 10 mins
A charming video diary by a long term resident of Saint Elizabeth’s in D.C.
Basquiat: Meditations on Self Immolation by Floyd Webb, 7 mins
Brilliantly inventive as he protests to the spirit of Jean Michel Basquiat for leaving us at so young an age.
A Rolling Mind by Chris Lynn, 3 mins
Audio visual rhythms and restless abstractions create a space for inner reflections in Chris Lynn's collaboration with sound artist Una Lee from South Korea.
Wave by Brian Bullock, 6 mins
A preview of the documentary on the legendary Tony "Mr. Wave" Wesley, who went from a kid in the Bronx to an international B-Boy superstar.
Fri, Apr 26. 2pm
Special Presentation: Media, Activism & Education: The Legacy of the L.A. Rebellion
Rich, 1982 by S.Torriano Berry, 22 mins
An African American youth battles for self-determination as a convergence of forces attempt to shuttle him toward a future of lowered expectations on the day of his high school graduation.
Sis Anna, 2012 by Sherelle Williams and Cheryl Lewis Hawkins, 15 minutes
This documentary focuses on Dr. Anna Julia Cooper, an educator, scholar and visionary who fought for her students' access to higher education.
5 films by Ben R. Caldwell: 2 short films about music (Get Bizzy with rapper Ellaykhule, and LA BUENA VITA with Medusa/and Project Blowed), and 3 short films about the green movement and art in Los Angeles (Green Art 1 &2, and Seeds of Carver) with Tim and Adonjahn.
After the screenings, Williams joins moderator Venetia L. Lambert in a discussion on the legacy of the L.A. Rebellion, with movement members S. Torriano Berry and O.Funmilayo Makarah. The L.A. Rebellion refers to filmmakers who emerged from the graduate film school at UCLA "with a body of provocative and visionary works that would have a radical impact on black cinematic practice and alternative filmmaking in the U.S."
Sat, Apr 27. 2pm - Student Program
Student Films & Awards Presentation
Justin in Webland 7 mins. by Angie Minot Filmsters Academy, Annapolis, MD
Mr. Andre Lee's students
Northwestern High School, Hyattsville, MD
The Possible Victim of DUI- your Beloved by Beniani Tasew Kassamun 3 mins
Northwestern Senior Harlem Shake by Jhonathan Umazor 1:30 mins
Visual Performance Promo for Northwestern H.S. by Eric Villatoro 5:30 mins
Mr. Richard McGhee's Students
Suitland High School
Forestville, MD Square-Up by Justin Penamon 59 sec Jordan 23s by Mariah Allen 1 min
Cheez-It by Aalim Turner (9th grade) 1 min
Bruteus by Marterrio Fuller 1 min
The MJ Promo byTeQia Morse (11th grade) 1 min
Hitman by Dominick Young 1 min
Nike by Justin Smothers 1 min
Brownie Thief by Lontrese Simmons 1 min
Arrival by Nathaniel Tate 1 min
Super Powers by Omar DeBrew 4 mins
Prince George's Community College/University of MD
Ms. Kathleen McGlew's Students
Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, Maryland
Teen Depression by Joshua Eggleston (12th grade) 3 min High School Sports Concussion PSA by Darius Faison 42 sec Breakfast PSA by Montana Monardes 1 min
Haunted by Montana Monardes (11th grade) 6 mins
Ride Sally Ride: Reaching for the Stars by Davis Collison (8th grade) 11:22 mins
University School of Milwaukee
Love = Love by Eboni Garner and Marcus Bullock 3 mins Largo High School, Upper Marlboro High School
Mister Geo's Animation Students GAVA/GATE Animation Class
Greenbelt Access Television, Inc. Greenbelt, Maryland
Ocean View - 00:26 secs
Life in the Office (both by) Isaiah Moten - Home-School Class 00:35 secs
The Magician by Jordan Williams - Home-School Class (about 30 secs)
Sumo Wrestlers by Anthony Hamm, Jr. - Independent Study (maybe a minute or two)
Sponge Bob: The Book by Christian Winters - Home-School Class 00:38 secs
Valentine's Day - Kailah Clark - Winter Pathways Class 00:40 secs
Q & A and Reception with the Filmmakers after each screening.
We encourage you to bring non-perishable food items to each program for donation to a local food pantry, The Bowie
Interfaith Pantry and Emergency Aid Fund.
Venetia L. Lambert
S. Torriano Berry
Ben R. Caldwell
The Do/Did Girls
Rushern L. Baker III, County Executive
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Jo Ellen Sarff
Largo-Kettering Library Staff
The South Bowie Library Staff
Dedicated to Ms. A., Alicia Watts Anderson,
and Jamaa Fanaka (1942 - 2012) filmmaker and member of the L.A. Rebellion
The Heritage Film Festival is a project of
IN VISIBLE COLORS in partnership with The Prince George's County Memorial Library System and The Creative Edge Studio Collaborative. The Student Film Program is sponsored in part by The Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council.
Additional Support provided by
Maison de Jacqui, Best Buy Lanham, BJ's Wholesale Club
Capitol Heights, Wegman's Lanham, Office Depot Bowie,
Staples Campus Way Largo, Shopper's Food Warehouse Landover, Pepsi Beverage Company Capitol Heights and local vendors.