Session 18 R              
Tuesday June 13, 2006    6:00PM TO 8:15PM
Mass Art 621 Huntington Avenue Boston
Long Story Short                  (15 min)

LONG STORY SHORT follows Temple Ross, as she tries (aided by
her two best friends) to get her hair done. The mission seems easy
enough to accomplish; but, just like the world of Black hair, things are
rarely as they appear. In the end she realizes her life long quest for
“perfect hair” was really a journey for self-acceptance.

DIRECTOR, WRITER: Simbi Hall
(USA) HD CAM



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I'd Rather be Dancing            (29 min)

A paralyzed dancer, now wife and mother is confronted by her ex-
lover/dance partner showing her that the spirit of a dancer doesn't die
with the use of her legs.

DIRECTOR, PRODUCER: Yvonne Farrow
(USA) Digital Video


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Joe Willie's Friend                (19 min)

Joe Willie's Friend is the story of two best friends who grow up
together in a working class neighborhood and go off in two different
directions. Michael goes off to the military and Darryl stays home and
'hangs out'. While Darryl is hanging out, he gets Michael's sister,
Yvette, pregnant and he accidentally gets Michael's little cousin,
Terence killed. Terence is Joe Willie's brother. It is the story of how
these people deal with life's changes and the 'Battle For Forgiveness'.
All of this takes place in 18 minutes and 36 seconds.


PRINCIPAL CAST:
Wilson Bell  (NYPD Blue, Frasier, Strong Medicine)
Oris Erhuero  (Sometimes In April (HBO),
The Adventures of Sinbad (Rongar, series star),
Highlander 4, numerous television guest star credits )
Sunshyne Gay

WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER: Wilson Bell

WEBSITE:
http://www.wbjrfilms.com/

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The Pact                              (94 min)

'The Pact' is a documentary film and community outreach project
centered on the raw, powerful and ultimately inspiring journey of the
authors of The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a
Dream, a NY Times bestseller. ‘The Pact’ is a powerful, feature-length
documentary on the lives of three African-American men from inner-
city Newark, New Jersey, who vowed to become doctors and against
all odds succeeded. A gritty and provocative true-life tale, ‘The Pact’
chronicles the Three Doctors as they fight to spread the word to
inspire other inner-city children to stay out of gangs and use
education to escape from their urban nightmare. As they navigate the
minefields of their community work, struggle with exhausting shifts at
the hospital, and wrestle with their own painful childhood memories,
‘The Pact’ speaks not only to the crisis of inner-city America, but to
the power of the individual to make a difference.

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER: Andrea Kalin

WEBSITE:
http://www.thepactthemovie.com/
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