2013 Festival Program
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8th Annual Heritage Film Festival
in Prince George's County Maryland
Thursday April 25, 2013 at 6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies & Screening
Opening Remarks by the Festival Director
Greetings from Ethel Lewis, Program Manager,
Prince George's Arts & Humanities
Ingrid Harrison, Community Outreach,
for Council Member Ingrid M. Turner
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
byJoy Haynes, Ellie Walton 10 mins
A charming video diary by a long term resident
of Saint Elizabeths in D.C.
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.
Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. Special Presentation: Media, Activism
& Education: The Legacy of the LA Rebellion
Rich, 1982 22 minutes by S.Torriano Berry
An African American youth battles for self-determination as
a convergenceof forces attempt to shuttle him toward a
future of loweredexpectationson the day of his high school graduation.
Sis Anna, 2012 15 minutes by Sherelle Williams and Cheryl Lewis Hawkins
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 fims 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." http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/la-rebellion/story-la-rebellion
Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. 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 3 mins.
by Beniani Tasew Kassamun
NorthWestern Senior Harlem Shake by Jhonathan Umazor 1:30 mins
Visual Performance Promo for Northwestern H.S.by Eric Villatoro 5.30mins.
Mr. Richard McGhee's Students
Suitland High School
Square-Up by Justin Penamon 59 sec.
Jordan 23s by Mariah Allen 1 min.
Cheez-It by Aalim Turner 1 min (9th grade)
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
High School Sports Concussion PSA by Darius Faison 42 sec.
Breakfast PSA Montana Monardes 1 min.
*Haunted by Montana Monardes 6 mins. 11th grade
Ride Sally Ride: Reaching for the Stars 11:22
by Davis Collison (8th grade)
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
* designates award winning student film
Q & A and Reception with the Filmmakers after each screening.
The 8th Annual Heritage Film Festival, 25 - 27 April 2013
in the new South Bowie Library!15301 Hall Road in Bowie Maryland
(Central Ave. & Devonwood Dr., East of 6 Flags amusement park)http://bowiefoodpantry.org
Venetia L. Lambert, Pierre Walcott, S. Torriano Berry, Ben R. Caldwell, Sherelle Williamls, Brian Bullock, Miss Trenia, The Do/Did Girls, Rushern L. Baker, III, County Executivem, Ethel Lewis, Jacqueline Farmer, Carla Jasper, George Kochell, Prince George's Memorial Library System: Evellyn Tchiyuka, Marsha Quarles, Jo Ellen Sarrf, Terry Stakem; Largo-Kettering Library Staff and The South Bowie Library Staff
Dedicated to my Mom, Ms. A., and Alicia Watts Anderson and Jamaa Fanaka 1942 - 2012, friend, 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
Capital Heights, Wegman's Lanham, Office Depot Bowie,
Staples Campus Way, Shopper's Food Warehouse Landover,
Pepsi Beverage Company Capital Heights and local vendors.
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