World Showcase


CREATED EQUAL

91 min World Premiere

THU 6/15 | 5:00 PM | MB CINEMATHEQUE

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Desperate to become a priest, a woman files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause.

Director: Bill Duke | Writer: Ned Bowman, Michael Ricigliano Jr., Joyce Renee Lewis | Producer: Thada Catalon | Cast: Aaron Tveit, Edy Ganem, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gregory Alan Williams, Yohance Myles

GOOK

94 min

FRI 6/16 | 7:00 PM | MB CINEMATHEQUE

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Eli (Chon) and Daniel (So) are two Korean American brothers that run their late father’s shoe store in a predominantly African American community of Los Angeles. These two brothers strike up a unique and unlikely friendship with an 11-year-old African American girl, Kamilla (Baker). As Daniel dreams of becoming a recording artist and Eli struggles to keep the store afloat, racial tensions build to a breaking point in L.A. as the “infamous” L.A. Riots break out.

Writer and Director: Justin Chon | Producer: James Yi, Alex Chi | Cast: Simone Baker, Justin Chon, David So, Curtiss Cook Jr.,Omono Okojie, Sang Chon,Ben Munoz, Cesar Garcia, Isaiah Jarel, Kirlew Vilbon


NOEM MY SKOLLIE: CALL ME THIEF

94 min

SAT 6/17 | 5:15 PM | MB CINEMATHEQUE

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The true story of a young “so-called coloured” man in 1960’s Cape Town who barters his status with the prison gangs by becoming a storyteller but soon after his release is arraigned for a murder he did not commit and faces the hangman’s noose. The film is based on the life story of the scriptwriter, John W. Fredericks and is set in Cape Town in the 1960’s.

Director: Daryne Joshua | Writer: John W. Fredericks | Exec Producer: David Max Brown, Moshidi Motshegwa, Jan du Plessis | Producer: David Max Brown, Moshidi Motshegwa | Cast: Dann-Jaques Mouton, Gantane Kusch, Christian Bennett, Gershwin Mias, Austin Rose

LOVE BY CHANCE

106 min

SAT 6/17 | 8:15 PM | MB CINEMATHEQUE

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Two aspiring actors from South Africa who are independently in America trying to crack into an extremely difficult and over saturated Hollywood industry, meet by chance. Between the everyday struggle of auditioning, dealing with daily rejection, self-doubt, financial hardship, crazy friends and a crazy dating scene, who has time for Love.

Director: Samad Davis | Writer: Dani Renee, Samad Davis | Producer: Samad Davis, Ty Johnston, Dumi Gumbi, Cati Weinek | Cast: Altovise Lawrence, Atandwa Kani, Terri J. Vaughn, Clifton Powell, E. Roger Mitchell, Lil Zane, Carl Anthony Payne II, Desi Banks


EXECUTOR

96 min World Premiere

THU 6/15 | 8:00 PM | MB CINEMATHEQUE

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Ruthless assassin Kyle (Markiss McFadden) was raised by corrupt priest, (Paul Sorvino) who trained him to murder under the guise of executing God’s justice.

Director: Moziko Wind | Writer: Michael Marcelin screenplay adapted by Moziko Wind | Producer: Markiss McFadden | Cast: Markiss McFadden, Paul Sorvino, Mischa Barton, Robert Miano