Dreamtown directed Betty Bastidas.

REEL SISTERS @Magic Johnson on Sunday, Oct, 22, 2017


MAGIC JOHNSON THEATER – Sunday, Oct., 22, 2017, 1 PM-6:30 PM 

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 – SECTION A – Magic Johnson Theater – 1 pm-1:55 pm





Director: Andrea Garcia Marquez  

Producer: April Dobbins

Joe is a hypochondriac. When he becomes obsessed with a tribal ritual that repulses his wife, everything begins to change.


…And Call Her Blessed: A Portrait of Janie

Director/Writer: Bernice Green  

Producers: Bernice Green and David Greaves.

An intimate portrait of a Brooklyn grassroots activist.


Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 – SECTION B – Magic Johnson Theater – 2 pm-2:50 pm




Mine (Invited)

Director: Natasha Ward

Producers: Natasha Ward, Sigh Griffin

From casting director Natasha Ward, best known for hit movies The Perfect Match (starring Terrence J) and The Man In 3B (starring Lamman Rucker), comes her directorial debut, Mine. Minesterlyn Vega, 35, wants nothing more than to find a loving husband. Sure that she’d be married by 30, Sterlyn has begun to plan the “perfect” wedding, despite missing a groom.


Ori Inu: In Search of Self

Director: Chelsea Odufu

Producers: Chelsea Odufu, Emann Odufu, Deirdre Odufu

Ori Inu: In Search of Self is a coming of age story about a young immigrant woman who must choose between conforming her identity and spirituality to the cultural norms of America or revisiting her roots in the Afro-Brazilian religion called Candomble.


Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 – SECTION C – Magic Johnson Theater – 2:55 pm-4:50 pm




QUEST (Invited)

Director: Jonathan Olshefski  

Producer: Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, QUEST chronicles the life of a North Philadelphia family for almost a decade. Epic in scope, QUEST is a tender portrait of a family whose journey is a vivid illumination of race and class in America, and a testament to love, healing and hope.


Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 – SECTION D – Magic Johnson Theater – 4:55 pm-6:16 pm




Dreamtown    (Invited)                       

Director: Betty Bastidas

Producers: Christian Mejia/Retrogusto Films, Giovanna Aguilar, Jorge Torres

Dreamtown is a documentary about the precarious dream of a young Afro- Ecuadorian soccer player, Anibal Chala, as he strives to make it to the professional leagues, and eventually sees his dreams become reality.