Friday, June 30, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Independent Picture House
4237 Raleigh St.
Charlotte, NC 28213
Tickets: $12 plus
The CineOdyssey Film Fest is adding some movie magic to your summer with a series of film screenings this month. On Friday, June 30, CineOdyssey Next will showcase some of the festival’s most heralded short films with select producers and directors in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
Blackphobia (Narrative | Short | 2023 | 19 mins | U.S.)
Director: David Jones
An Afro-Surrealistic film that takes a satirical look at race and culture in America from the vantage point of a White police officer, who must undergo a psychological evaluation to determine his competency before he is allowed to return to duty after an altercation with a 25-year-old Black man.
The Kill Floor (Narrative | Short | 2023 | 27 mins | U.S.)
Director: Carlos Avila
When the COVID-19 pandemic engulfs a meatpacking plant in his rural hometown, a young reporter returns to uncover the urgent and deadly circumstances threatening the plant’s Latino workers– including his father
The Couple Next Door (Narrative | Short | 2020 | 11 mins | U.S.)
Director: Abbesi Akhamie
A single woman’s feelings of loneliness begin to stir when an eccentric African couple move into her building.
Brownsville Bred (Narrative | Short | 2022 | 22 mins | U.S.)
Director: Elaine Del Valle
Set in 1980’s Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY, a spunky Latina must find her own path as she comes of age to face the grim realities of the father she once idolized, and the deteriorating neighborhood she calls home.
Getaway (Narrative | Short | 2023 | 21 mins | U.S.)
Director: Stephanie Malson / Writer: Malaika Paquiot
A single mother reconsiders her life in the U.S. when she vacations in her Jamaican hometown with her young, troubled son.
Ma’s Kitchen (Narrative | Short | 2022 | 13 mins | U.S.)
Director: Debbie Vu
Director Debbie Vu’s semi-autobiographical short is a heartfelt exploration of a Vietnamese mother and daughter’s relationship, and the importance of culture and identity.
Know Why (Narrative | Short | 2022 | 4 mins | U.S.)
When a beloved barber is killed by police, his sister and best friend take justice into their own hands, uniting their southern community to fight police brutality and corruption.