Films

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS: THE C.R. ROBERTS STORY

USA 128 MINS

Director: Jeremy Sadowski

FEATURED SCREENING

CCBFF will host a Special Screening of Breaking Down Barriers on Friday, September 1 at 7:30PM at the Austin Convention Center with Director Jerry Sandowski and other Special Guests in attendance.

Breaking Down Barriers is a timely documentary about athlete C.R. Roberts, a Civil Rights pioneer born in Mississippi in 1936 and raised in Oceanside, California, eventually attending the University of Southern California in the 1950s.

This documentary explores the beginning early stages of the Civil Rights movement through the viewpoint of a little-known legacy, which continues to bring people of all colors and races together.


Bougie Ass Brandon

USA 18 MINS

Brandon seems to have everything in life at first glance. Unfortunately he gets in his own way when it comes to family, friends and relationships. Can Brandon changes his ways once he finds out shocking news that will change his life as he knows it?

Director: Valerie Alleyne Udeozor | Writer: Valerie Alleyne Udeozor | Producer: Jermain Hollman

Cast: Jermain Hollman , Dylan Mooney, Myles Rodney, Dayna Dooley

if i should die before i wake

USA 65 MINS

Brian Edwards has a lot of demons. Unable to control his addiction and his attraction to a much younger man, his career, home life, and reputation are ripped apart as he surrenders to destructive urges. The consequences of his decisions prove devastating to everyone involved.

Director: Eric Ayala | Writer: Eric Ayala | Producer: Eric Ayala

Cast: Lyndrez Leslie, Shimri Taemar, Maalik Evans, TL Leigh, Herbert Bowens, Jr., Alissah Brooks, Robert Parker

Living

USA 13 MINS


An award-winning drama about an angel’s descent from Heaven into Brooklyn, looking to clear the air and find common ground while addressing an important key of life between law enforcement and minorities.

Director: Marcellus Cox | Writer: Marcellus Cox | Producer: Marcellus Cox

Cast: Skyler James, Tim Farley, Mark Anthony Taylor, Stephen Cofield Jr, Swins Jean-Charles


Black Fatherhood: Trials & Tribulations, Testimony & Triumph

USA 77 MINS

Mass media has inundated the general public with the images of irresponsible, uninvolved, dead beat Black fathers. However, this is not always the case. The men and families in this documentary portray the other side of the coin; engaged, involved, invested Black fathers.

Director: Maia Porter | Writer: Khalid White | Producers: Khalid White, Executive Producer, Maia Porter, Co-Producer

Cast: Douglas Fort, Eric Handy, Steven Millner, Stanley Cox, Kennedy Safo, Marlin Brown, Chris Underwood, Tiffani Underwood

Discharge

USA 15 MINS

Suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), military veteran Max (Marcus Ajose) comes home and finds himself battling inner demons. The dark side of war emerges when Max least expects it. He is haunted by his time in combat and grows increasingly detached from reality as he tries to integrate back into civilian life. Max drives through town in search of his girlfriend Maya (Jessica Rizo) in hopes of repairing their broken relationship.

Director: Max Philisaire | Writer: Max Philisaire | Producer: Max Philisaire

Cast: Marcus Ajose, Jessica Rizo, Pierre

Two Priests In A Restaurant

USA 9 MINS

Two catholic priests walk into a restaurant. What do they talk about? Exorcism, of course.

Director: Avraham Yehuda | Writer: Avraham Yehuda | Producers: Dylan Herin-Soule, Avraham Yehuda

Cast: Richard Romeo, Tom Procida, Natasha Aldridge