BAAM at The Gem Presents NYICFF Kid Flicks: Celebrating Black Stories
Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Run Time: 76 min.
Join BAAM at The Gem in honoring Black History Month with the New York International Children’s Film Festival: Celebrating Black Stories- Powerful short films for ages 9+ on Friday, February 17th at 6:30 pm.
Black stories take the spotlight to highlight films that share the joy, determination, resilience, and complexity of being Black and young. Explore a range of genres and styles in a program that spans the globe.
United States, Live Action, Alphonso McAuley, 2021, 15 min. In English
A young boy unexpectedly finds a comic book that changes his reality.
United States, Live Action, Zoey Martinson, 2021, 10 min. In English
This whimsical comedy love letter to New York’s essential workers follows a whole class on the last day of school as they scheme to find the perfect partner for their adored bus driver, Ms. Cheryl, and save her from a lonely summer without them.
GENERATION IMPACT: THE CODER
United States, Documentary, Samantha Knowles, 2021, 7 min. In English
Jay Jay Patton was only 13 when she designed and built an app to help kids connect with their incarcerated parents, inspired by her own experience. Now she is creating a coding academy to help other kids do the same.
MY NAME IS MALUUM
Brazil, Animation, Luísa Copetti, 2021, 8 min. In Portuguese, with English subtitles
Maalum comes from a home surrounded by love and Afro-centered references. When her classmates tease her about her name, Maluum discovers the lovely legacy of her name and ancestry.
THE NIGHT I LEFT AMERICA
Uganda, United States, Live Action, Laki Karavias, 2021, 14 min. English and Luganda with English subtitles
While anxiously awaiting the results of his mother’s visa renewal request, a teenage boy living in Texas conjures memories of his life in Uganda.
United States, Live Action, Daniel Kayamba, 2021, 14 min. In English
Grounded and with a last-minute school project due, Jamil takes matters into his own hands in order to prove he is the great grandson of a legendary Black cowboy.
WOLF AND CUB
United States, Animation, Marvin Bynoe, 2021, 8 min. In English
A father and son cross a world of imagination in order to return their mother’s forgotten lunch.
Help us vote for Bethel’s favorite flick! After the film, we will provide ballots to vote for your favorite.
Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival