This diverse slate of films, handpicked by our festival curator, Andrea Lewis, deals with topics ranging from love to growing up. These films have screened everywhere from the Tribeca Film Festival to the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards. We're excited to share them with the Reel Sisters audience at this year's festival.
And Nothing Happened

And Nothing Happened

Director/Writer/Producer: Naima Ramos Chapman
Narrative Short, Runtime: 15:33

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.

Screening: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 pm

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Ballet After Dark

Ballet After Dark

Director/Writer: B.Monét; Producer: Ayana Barber
Documentary Short, Runtime: 16:30

Ballet After Dark tells the story a young woman who found the strength to survive after an attack. She created an organization that is helping sexual abuse and domestic violent survivors find healing after trauma through dance therapy.

Screening: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 pm

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Love Escapes Us

Love Escapes Us

Director: Craig Tovey; Writer: Iman N. Milner; Producers: Iman N. Milner, Anhtony B. Phillips, Edwin Walker
Narrative Short, Runtime: 15:26

Love Escapes Us is the compelling tale of the cycle of love and heartbreak as told through the experiences of two people who fall in love during the wrong season.

Love Story

Love Story

Director: Kwanza Nicole Gooden
Narrative Short, Runtime: 1:00

A vignette of an intimate bond.

Perception

Perception

Director: KarynRose Bruyning; Writers: KarynRose Bruyning, Ebony Blanding; Producer: Lillian Hanan Al-Bilali
Narrative Short, Runtime: 28:00

Perception is made up of four vignettes of people showing the difference between what they see and what is true, proving that in life and love, perception is everything!

Seventh Grade

Seventh Grade

Director/Writer: Stefani Saintonge
Narrative Short, Runtime: 11:18

Everyone is growing up except Patrice. But when a raunchy rumor threatens her best friend's reputation, she's forced to join the party and embrace adolescence.