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Narrative Shorts #2

Communication, connection, relationships–and perhaps a little sexy time with citrus fruits–is the name of the game with this collection of narrative short films.

In this program

Who Am I?

Directed by Christine Lakin

WHO AM I is a musical about when hip hop and mental health meet. Gold and Platinum certified, GRAMMY-nominated rap artist, Petey Pablo, attends his first therapy session. Follow him as he steps into vulnerability, confronts his past, and begins his process of healing as he normalizes therapy and seeks mental help.

Bad Asian

Directed by Kim Marcelino

An Asian American woman’s internalized racism stands between her and a steamy one-night stand.

Just Ghost Me

Directed by Jeff Mizushima

Based on a true story, JUST GHOST ME is a metafiction recreation of a humorously failed relationship performed by the original writer of the article.

Brief Exchanges

Directed by Ashley Versher

BRIEF EXCHANGES follows Tanya, a young Black woman living in New York City. After a harsh encounter with a drunken stranger, she lands on the same street corner as Troy, whose kindness stands in sharp contrast to the unfriendly city. Their chance encounter becomes a daylong affair of flirtatious banter punctuated by poignant moments, or “brief exchanges,” that reflect the various microaggressions Tanya must navigate daily. Filtered through the lens of a charming meet-cute, this film represents a Black woman’s reality in living with these intersectional identities.

Give It To Me

Directed by Courtney Hope Thérond

On the advice of her therapist, a young woman hires a sex worker to help recreate—and recover from—a traumatic experience.

Neon Rage

Directed by Alejandra Parody

Camila, a young aspiring-and-struggling illustrator, meets Madison, a teenage girl, when Camila is hired by Madison’s (very) wealthy family as her tutor. Unlike Camila, Madison is confident, popular, and has never experienced rejection. Though Camila initially dismisses the teenager as vapid and out-of-touch, they connect over their shared struggles as artists at heart. Camila becomes seduced by Madison’s can-do-attitude and naïve drive. The short interaction ultimately sparks a new fire inside of Camila. There’s a low key, slice-of-life feel to the story. It moves us to reflect on the themes of wealth, privilege, and what it takes to be successful.

Come Correct

Directed by Molly Coffee

Recently divorced from her husband, a woman with an unhealthy relationship with perfection explores her newfound queerness by hiring a female sex worker to teach her how to eat fruit. COME CORRECT is a queer comedy about accepting yourself and learning to let go.

Look Back At It

Directed by Felicia Pride

A 40-something single mother gets her groove back with a little assistance from her teenage daughter. LOOK BACK AT IT is set in Baltimore and also serves as a proof-of-concept for a feature film of the same name.

Dates & Times


The Independent Picture House

Sun, Oct 1
2:15 pm