Runtime: 03:43:10
Available: Jul 11, 2022 07:00
Until: Aug 01, 2022 06:59

A compilation of stories from our #MicheauxAlum

The following shows in this screening block have geographic viewing restrictions and may not be available in your area: Morena

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Morena

Morena

00:07:30

Logline: After an insecure folk artist seeks out skin whitening cream to cope with everyday life, she must race to reverse its terrifying supernatural side effects.

Full Synopsis:
While painting a portrait of indigenous Aeta natives in the Philippines, Ciara Morena, an insecure folk artist, runs out of brown paint to complete her piece. At the art store, she hesitates to pick up the darker brown paint after thinking about her mother’s warnings about becoming too dark under the sun. To top it off, she overhears customers talking about tanning and skin whitening pills and faces a tenant who mistakes her for a facility employee due to her appearance. Fed up with the triggers and microaggressions, Ciara resorts to skin whitening cream after she sees an ad. When the cream arrives the next day, she tests it out and begins to hallucinate flashes of her ancestor, a Kalinga Warrior. As the side effects and hallucinations worsen, Ciara discovers a side effect of the product and must rush to the hospital before it erases every trace of her existence...and her.

Expecting

Expecting

00:19:13

Taylor Armstrong is quite anxious about the impending arrival of their two twins - and tonight's gender reveal party doesn't make things any easier. Taylor has always had a rocky relationship with their father, who exudes toxic masculinity, and Taylor's male friends aren't much better, as they ruthlessly tease Taylor about Taylor's aversion to traditionally masculine activities like sports and hunting. As the pressure builds from Taylor's father and male friends during tonight's party, Taylor prepares to share the truth about their gender identity.

Masculinity can be particularly confining and confounding, and Taylor Armstrong's difficult journey in EXPECTING speaks to the traumatic experiences that many people who are born as biological men often have.

A Jared Milrad Film, starring award-winning actors Jack Settipane (LAST CALL with John Malkovich), Kiana Madani (THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA opposite Al Pacino and Evan Peters), and Mark Torres (DR. DEATH, DEXTER), with cinematography by Rafael Leyva (Disney's ULTRA VIOLET & BLUE DEMON, MARIACHI, THE OATH).

Broken Drawer

Broken Drawer

00:14:20

Following a sudden breakup with his fiancé, Arjun Singh must confront childhood trauma hidden deep inside his family's heirloom. Inspired by true events and a tragic hate
crime, Broken Drawer explores the power of love and letting go.

Parents

Parents

00:25:17

“Parents” is the story of Isaiah and Alanna who have both given up on the idea of love and marriage and decide, “shoot why not just have kids together since we’ll never find love”. The ironic part about it is, they found love with each other and everyone sees it but them. The idea of just being “Parents” sounds amazing until she gets pregnant and their world changes forever. We watch their relationship change from being friends to parents to lovers to possibly enemies. They realize that they may have bitten off more than they can chew with this situation.

How to do Sh!t with Guido Gagootz - Season 3

How to do Sh!t with Guido Gagootz - Season 3

00:10:16

With the help of his diverse Brooklyn neighbors, a stubborn, argumentative, yet oddly woke tracksuit wearing Italian-American, known as Guido “Gagootz” Gaguzzi, starts a “How To” YouTube channel (purely for tax right-off purposes) that never actually teaches you “how to” do anything.

American Hero

American Hero

00:14:50

American Hero is a film about a female veteran contending with PTSD, an emotional trauma we typically associate with warfare. But as our story unfolds, we learn her trauma stems from sexual assault by a superior officer.

Raw. Regal and Real Solo Show

Raw. Regal and Real Solo Show

01:05:22

Raw. Regal & Real is is the dynamic life of a college student by day, Graffiti artist at night witnessing a glimpse of lives in her daily commute on New York City’s Transit Subway. The show centers around this female graffiti artist family history, and the collective of people she meets on her journey.

Taffeta

Taffeta

00:11:06

Based on their play "Lavender Men," playwright-performer Roger Q. Mason explores questions of identity and vicious cycles of addiction in their short film "Taffeta." As a toxic phone sex relationship spirals out of control, the titular Taffeta must confront whether they will be able to break out of the destructive habits and crippling loneliness that have haunted their life.

Outside

Outside

00:05:46

Music Video Short Film for Hip Hop Artist KissGang Truly. KissGang Truly and Bandit have put in word that they are finally out of the "Game". But Hector and the Big Boss have other plans. Truly and Bandit must devise a plan to get Bandit's kidnapped baby back. Will they push through adversity to get Badit's baby back and leave the game for good?

Hues and Hidden Kings [2021 WINNER Re-play!]

Hues and Hidden Kings [2021 WINNER Re-play!]

00:06:45

The redefining declaration of inheritance made by African American artist.

The Return: Making of Hues and Hidden Kings

The Return: Making of Hues and Hidden Kings

00:14:19

The behind the scenes making of a short film made by young college students to reclaim their royal inheritance during the beginning of a divided racial and political era of American history. The film is a witness of students bonding together to create unity, creativity, and advocacy.

GBOY

GBOY

00:05:11

A slice of life from the Niger Delta. When two teen activists are caught on the grounds of an oil refinery, a boisterous teen must convince a trigger-happy guard to set them free.

VIRGINALITY

VIRGINALITY

00:23:15

Virginality is an episodic series that chronicles the story of Jade Michelle Mason, a 30-ish overtly religious, single virgin who navigates adulthood with her millennial friends while finding her power in identity through her career and her untouched sexuality. While her career is being put to the test, her only logical resolution is not going to church and asking God for help, but trading in her V card for a newfound liberty and possibly great consensual sex.

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