Newark Black Film Festival: Shorts Block 2

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Newark Black Film Festival: Shorts Block 2

Join us for a special screening of 4 short films

By The Newark Museum of Art

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, July 16 · 1:30 - 3:30pm EDT


The Newark Museum of Art 49 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

A selection of the best shorts submitted to the Newark Black Film Festival.

Us, directed by David F. Fortune (14 min) Not rated

A devoted father experiences the highs and lows of teaching his son with down syndrome the sweet science of baseball. However, his patience is stretched as his child struggles to grasp the basic fundamentals of the sport they love.

little trumpet, directed by Megan Trufant Tillman (30 min) Not rated

A nine-year-old loner wants his brother to teach him how to play the trumpet. In the 7th Ward of New Orleans, that’s not so simple.

Ricky, directed by Rashad Frett (20 min) Not rated

An ex-offender struggling with new freedom pursues redemption at all costs when given a job from his neighbor.

boju weyín, directed by Bimpé Fageyinbo (28 min) Not rated

Nigerian-American poet Bimpé Fageyinbo explores love, heartbreak, and grief in this visual poetic memoir featuring selected poems from her 2010 book, "so maybe that’s the bee’s weakness."

The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Rashad Frett, director of Ricky, and Bimpé Fageyinbo, director of boju weyin.

Supported by: Columbia Bank

Official Airline: United

About the organizer

 The Newark Museum of Art is a not-for-profit museum of art, science and education in Newark, New Jersey. Open Thursdays - Sundays 10am - 5pm.

Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, New Years Day, July 4, Thanksgiving and December 25.

We welcome everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community.