New Black Voices

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  • And Nothing Happened

    In the aftermath of an assault, a woman tries to come to terms with the violation, or just get through her day. Director Naima Ramos-Chapman uses an unexpected dose of magical realism to express a poetic response to a loss of dignity. The quiet morning at first feels mundane, but as new details e...

  • I'm SO Sorry

    Two roommates struggle to decide which Black Lives Matter sign they should purchase to show their support for the BLM movement. Chester Vincent Toye directs “I’m SO Sorry,” which satirically tackles prevalent forms of white guilt and virtue signaling. Caught up in a moment of racial reckoning, a ...

  • LP

    A Loss and Prevention officer faces a difficult moral decision in Alexander Etseyatse’s “LP.” An attempted theft leads to a tense back-room stand-off in this riveting drama, placing complex characters in an agonizing dilemma. While it stays grounded as a personal account, it also raises larger qu...

  • Brown With Blue

    The relationship between a young man and woman slowly deteriorates as they struggle to come to grips with a past decision. Directed by Christian Nolan Jones. Cast: Patrick Cage, Zoë Soul, Curtiss Cook Jr., Corey Champagne & ReGina Niccole.

  • Fucked Like a Star

    A poetic meditation on women's work and the dream life of ants, set to the words of Toni Morrison. Directed by Stefani Saintonge, “Fucked Like a Star” is a lovely translation and a profound rumination on the natural world. Told in four parts, the film is rendered with all the complexity of the so...

  • Smog

    During a routine smog check, an eastern European mechanic discusses racism in a very uncomfortable way with a black man. A dry comedy set in L.A., “Smog,” directed by Derek Milton, tackles an awkward exchange about skin color and the term African American in wry, understated fashion. The chatty m...

  • Kayla in 1A

    A portrait of a roommate named Kayla, a teacher who watches French movies and drinks three cups of tea at a time. Directed by Travis Wood, “Kayla in 1A” is a film about two strangers living together and establishing no connection. “We’ve lived together for six months. I don’t know anything about ...

  • One Peg Boss

    As an eight-year-old kid, director Travis Wood had two bikes stolen in the course of a month. In “One Peg Boss,” he narrates the tale over a charmingly simple animation, ruminating on his memories and coming to terms with the incidents. The first bike was stolen immediately after receiving as a b...

  • An Independent Movie About A Young Artist

    A young artist struggles to make a movie about a young artist who struggles to make a movie. Zenzelé Soa-Clarke directs and stars in “An Independent Movie About a Young Artist,” a meta breakdown on the tropes of slice-of-life indie filmmaking (“mumblecore, character driven, all the shit”), and an...

  • Broken Bird

    A biracial girl caught between worlds prepares for her Bat Mitzvah and adulthood. Radiating with warmth and lived-in specificity, “Broken Bird,” directed by Rachel Harrison Gordon, is a tender coming-of-age drama about a divided upbringing. Birdie has reached a vulnerable age of anxiety and self-...

  • Just getting by is okay

    A silent experimental film about a space man’s first day in Brooklyn. Directed by Travis Wood and shot on Super 8mm black and white film, “Just getting by is okay” communicates with a gentle playfulness and warmth. The ‘space man’ hits the streets to get acquainted with his new environment, attra...

  • Valentine's Day First Date

    A first date on Valentine’s Day takes an unexpected turn. | Written By Maame-Yaa Aforo. Directed by Justin Casselle. Starring Maame-Yaa Aforo and William Basham.

  • Pull Up With A Stick

    An easy golf swing tutorial that focuses on the essentials: grip, club choice, mindset, race, and class consciousness. | Directed by Ronald Metellus.

  • Poly Cat

    A man struggles to not be the weakest link in his throuple.

  • Wayne's Been A Real Good Influence

    A new relationship leads to big changes and a big announcement.

  • Love and Other Drugs

    A spurned lover seeks revenge.

  • Home Movie

    An experiment in romanticizing the everyday. “Home Movie,” directed by Simi Abe, is an exploration of framing, context, and mindset, a film that imbues a cinematic quality to a non-cinematic space (or a space that was previously viewed as non-cinematic). It’s a lovely snapshot narrated poetically...

  • Baking

    wormgirl bakes blondies.

    wormgirl was inspired by the time-bending isolation that came out of lockdown. with nothing to do and no one to see, the scope of the day shrank from a full life of work commitments and relationships to a lonely, worm-like crawl. wormgirl shows the highs and lows of wor...

  • Darts

    wormgirl plays darts.

    wormgirl was inspired by the time-bending isolation that came out of lockdown. with nothing to do and no one to see, the scope of the day shrank from a full life of work commitments and relationships to a lonely, worm-like crawl. wormgirl shows the highs and lows of worming...

  • Box

    wormgirl talks to her grandma.

    wormgirl was inspired by the time-bending isolation that came out of lockdown. with nothing to do and no one to see, the scope of the day shrank from a full life of work commitments and relationships to a lonely, worm-like crawl. wormgirl shows the highs and lows o...

  • Date

    wormgirl does yoga.

    wormgirl was inspired by the time-bending isolation that came out of lockdown. with nothing to do and no one to see, the scope of the day shrank from a full life of work commitments and relationships to a lonely, worm-like crawl. wormgirl shows the highs and lows of worming: ...

  • Skateboard

    wormgirl learns to skateboard.

    wormgirl was inspired by the time-bending isolation that came out of lockdown. with nothing to do and no one to see, the scope of the day shrank from a full life of work commitments and relationships to a lonely, worm-like crawl. wormgirl shows the highs and lows ...

  • Stoop

    wormgirl sits on the stoop.

    wormgirl was inspired by the time-bending isolation that came out of lockdown. with nothing to do and no one to see, the scope of the day shrank from a full life of work commitments and relationships to a lonely, worm-like crawl. wormgirl shows the highs and lows of w...

  • Wiping

    wormgirl wipes surfaces.

    wormgirl was inspired by the time-bending isolation that came out of lockdown. with nothing to do and no one to see, the scope of the day shrank from a full life of work commitments and relationships to a lonely, worm-like crawl. wormgirl shows the highs and lows of worm...