2019 Music in Motion Showcase

The Music in Motion Showcase features short-form content that combines artistic musical expression and poignant visuals, such as music videos, spoken word, mini documentaries, and clever narratives to highlight the black experience.

Thursday, June 13 | 10:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 18 | $14 | GET TICKETS


BIRTH OF AFROBEAT

2018 USA 7 MINS

THU 6/13 | 10:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 18

Drum icon Tony Allen reveals how he created Africa’s biggest music genre.

Directed by: Opiyo Okeyo | Produced by: Opiyo Okeyo, David Glines | Written by: Opiyo Okeyo | Cast: Tony Allen

BLACK GIRL POEM

2019 USA 2 MINS World Premiere

THU 6/13 | 10:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 18

In Black Girl Poem, black women take a surrealist approach in confronting the power dynamic of sexual harassment within the African American community.

Directed by: Daryl Paris Bright | Produced by: Daryl Paris Bright, Ariel Zucker (CNT Productions) | Written by: Daryl Paris Bright | Cast: Daryl Paris Bright, Amber Jones, Claudia Logan


CTRL

2018 USA 10 MINS

THU 6/13 | 10:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 18

G finds herself caught up with someone unworthy of her time, but finally gains a sense of self-worth allowing her to entertain the right guy for her. But just because she moves on doesn’t mean her old friend will.

Directed by: Gynai Kristol | Produced by: Bruce Fields | Written by: Gynai Kristol | Cast: Gynai Kristol, Donnay Ragland, Al-Shabazz Jabateh

LOVE CONQUERS ALL

2018 USA 5 MINS World Premiere

THU 6/13 | 10:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 18

Grammy Award Winner Anthony Hamilton presents Love Conquers All, a short film that addresses the social injustices that plague our nation.

Directed by: Mr. Boomtown | Produced by: Anthony Hamilton, Farrah Parker, Ramon Montgomery | Written by: Farrah Parker, Ramon Montgomery | Cast: Ezra Wright, Jakira Mouzon, Jina Smith, Greg Paroff, Kenneth Raphael, Keith Way


MAKEITTAKEIT

2018 USA 3 MINS World Premiere

THU 6/13 | 10:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 18

2019 officially marks 400 years since the first slaves landed in America. J. Rhodes was tasked with breaking down these 400 years into a 3-minute, 23-second lyric-based visual.

Directed by: Justin Rhodes, Kory Williams | Produced by: Justin Rhodes | Written by: Justin Rhodes | Cast: J. Rhodes

MENTAL EXORCISM

2018 USA 4 MINS World Premiere

THU 6/13 | 10:00 PM | REGAL CINEMA THEATER 18

In the gripping music video, MTV & BET acclaimed video director John “Dr Teeth” Tucker and legendary rap artist Scarface engage a never-ending social juxtaposition: citizen vs cop.

Directed by: John “Dr Teeth” Tucker | Produced by: John “Dr Teeth” Tucker | Written by: Brad Scarface Jordan | Cast: Brad “Scarface” Jordan