L.A. Rebellion Shorts I

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes

L.A. Rebellion Shorts I

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes

L.A. Rebellion Shorts I

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes

L.A. Rebellion Shorts I

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Black History Month

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Four short films from directors S. Torriano Berry, Jacqueline Frazier, Gay Abel-Bey and Alile Sharon Larkin.

Films in L.A. Rebellion Shorts I

    • Rich
    • S. Torriano Berry
    • On the day of his high school graduation, an African American youth battles for self-determination as a convergence of forces attempt to shuttle him toward a future of lowered expectations.

    • Shipley Street
    • Jacqueline Frazier
    • Jacqueline Frazier's short neatly encapsulates the everyday racism of white institutions in its story of a working-class couple who decide to send their daughter to an all-white Catholic school, where the girl is confronted with harsh discipline and racist attitudes.

    • Fragrance
    • Gay Abel-Bey
    • Director Gay Abel-Bey explores the complex issue of whether African Americans should be fighting for justice at home or abroad in this Vietnam-era story of a young man who, on the verge of shipping off to war, is confronted with the conflicting ideals of his veteran father, who encourages his patriotism, and his militant brother, who urges him to stay home in protest.

    • Your Children Come Back to You
    • Alile Sharon Larkin
    • Eking out a living from welfare check to welfare check, a single mother is forced to decide whether to look after her daughter herself or allow her sister-in-law to provide "more than enough" to go around.