Five unique short films shown back-to-back.

Short Documentary | Clarisa (2022). Directed by Philip Knowlton. (16 min). Not rated

A community activist sets out on a mission to improve the health outcomes of the people of the Bronx.


Short Narrative | Fuego (2021). Directed by Christine Rodriguez. (15 min). Not rated

Lonely, isolated and disconnected from his roots, Manolo is an Afro-Cuban man who has reached a low point in his life. But he finds new hope after a chance meeting in the community center where he works.


Short Narrative | The Spirit God Gave Us (2021). Directed by Michael Donte Jemison. (20 min). Not rated

Two young Black men volunteer as ushers for their Baptist church and begin their journey towards love, connection and spirituality.


Short Experimental | And the People Could Fly (2019). Directed by Roni Nicole. (13 min). Not rated

Forced from the comfort of her mother’s 84’ Bonneville, Nena ventures into the home of a gentrifying heroin dealer and discovers her power to truly awaken and transmute.


Short Experimental | Souls (2020). Directed by Malakai. (15 min). Not rated

Through an Afro-Futurist lens, we see life through the eyes of a child who has turned her own vision into a reality.


Screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Clarisa Alayeto, subject and producer of Clarisa, and Michael Donte Jemison, director of The Spirit God Gave Us.

Location: Billy Johnson Auditorium

Event Guidelines

  • The Museum no longer requires proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 tests, or temperature screenings.
  • On-site parking is available for $10. Use Washington Street entrance by Central Avenue.
  • Enter event through the South Wing, located near the Museum parking lot. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Show your digital or printed ticket to our Visitor Experience Assistant.
  • Free popcorn, snacks and water will be available for each session.
  • No refunds or exchanges unless the event is canceled or postponed.