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Friday, September 22
 

1:00pm

Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess
She was a queen captured in her homeland, and forcibly transported across the Atlantic Ocean in the belly of a slave ship. In the New World, she would eventually rise up to become the leader of a new nation – of free Africans. However, not many people outside of Jamaica know of the legendary "Nanny," warrior chieftainess of the Jamaican Maroons, one of the most celebrated, but least recognized heroines in the resistance history of the New World.

Director: Roy T Anderson
Runtime: 59 min


Friday September 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

3:40pm

All We Need is Another Chance
Reginald Prophet Haynes spent his days singing in the stairwell and his nights sticking up liquor stores. Charged with armed robbery at age 18, he pled guilty and was sent to Trenton State Prison to serve 19 years. He knew his life was about to change but could not have fathomed the direction it took. Two years later, after being transferred to Rahway State Prison, his path would cross with that of renowned Motown producer George Kerr. This set the course for history to be made. "All We Need Is Another Chance" is a soaring tribute to the power of music to transform lives.

Director: Corbett Jones
Run Time: 72 mins


Friday September 22, 2017 3:40pm - 5:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

4:30pm

Fight Hate with Love
Michael Tabon found himself stuck in the revolving door of a criminal justice system he calls the “womb-to-prison” pipeline - a cycle many poor young black men struggle to break. In and out of jail since he was 16, Tabon has finally managed to stay free, strongly motivated by his newfound passion for activism. In order to prevent others (especially his son) from falling into the same trap, he travels to high-crime neighborhoods, finding unique and provocative ways to call attention to the issue. But after years of separation, his family is frustrated by his obsessive dedication to his cause. Like prison, it’s prevented them from experiencing quality time together. "Fight Hate With Love" provides a damning exposé of our country’s failed prison system chronicling one man’s very personal fight to fix it. 

Director: Andrew Michael Ellis
Runtime: 82 min


Friday September 22, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Saturday, September 23
 

5:30pm

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
In the decades before the civil rights movement was possible in the American landscape, another sector quietly, but steadily worked to erode the inequities in American life. Though much of its history was eclipsed by the explosiveness of the 1960s, the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) shaped black life creating a Black middle class and dismantling segregation.
Building a vibrant mosaic of events, stories and characters, "Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities" traces the persistent belief in education’s power to transform and advance the black community even in the country’s most dire eras of racial intolerance.

Director: Stanley Nelson
Runtime: 85 min

Filmmakers


Saturday September 23, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Sunday, September 24
 

1:00pm

Between 2 Shores (from Santo Domingo to Pointe-à-Pitre)
Leaving their children behind and searching for a better life, two women arrive illegally on french territory.  Thirteen years later, they made a life for themselves and became legal but are still flighting to get the proper papers for their children to come and live with them. The devastating impact on the children growing in Santo Domingo while their mothers live in Guadeloupe.

Director: Mariette Montpierre
Runtime:52 min




Sunday September 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

2:00pm

Making Sky Break
This documentary takes you behind the scenes with Zo! and the crew of talented songwriters, producers and vocalists who helped create the amazing album, "Sky Break."   "Making Sky Break" explores Zo!'s hometown of Detroit and his humble beginnings, tours his home studio in Washington D.C. and travels to a host of cities from LA to Raleigh, N.C.
Get ready to take a journey through "Sky Break," one of the greatest contemporary soul albums of the year.

Runtime: 84 min


Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:25pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

2:30pm

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
In the decades before the civil rights movement was possible in the American landscape, another sector quietly, but steadily worked to erode the inequities in American life.  Though much of its history was eclipsed by the explosiveness of the 1960s, the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) shaped black life creating a Black middle class and dismantling segregation.
Building a vibrant mosaic of events, stories and characters, "Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities" traces the persistent belief in education’s power to transform and advance the black community even in the country’s most dire eras of racial intolerance.

Director: Stanley Nelson
Runtime: 85 min

Filmmakers


Sunday September 24, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

4:00pm

Fight Hate with Love
Michael Tabon found himself stuck in the revolving door of a criminal justice system he calls a “womb-to-prison” pipeline.  It’s a cycle many poor young black men struggle to break, but the cards are often stacked against them.  In and out of jail since he was 16, Tabon has finally managed to stay free, strongly motivated by his newfound passion for activism.  In order to prevent others (especially his son) from falling into the same trap, he travels to high-crime neighborhoods, finding unique and provocative ways to call attention to the issue.  Whether it’s walking through the streets with prison garb and chains or building a jail cell simulation in the back of a truck, Tabon has been catching eyes and hearts with his message.  But after years of separation, his family is frustrated by his obsessive dedication to his cause.  Like prison, it’s prevented them from experiencing quality time together.  FIGHT HATE WITH LOVE provides a damning exposé of our country’s failed prison system, chronicling one man’s very personal fight to fix it. 

Director: Andrew Michael Ellis
Runtime: 82 min


Sunday September 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

7:30pm

Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall
"American Idol" and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall launches his most ambitious project yet: the full-scale original musical, "Straight Outta Oz."  From a small town in Texas to big-time show business, comes an inspiring documentary of the redemptive power of art.  We watch him struggle to write songs about growing up gay and black in small-town Texas, his difficult relationship with his mom and the harsh realities of trying to make it in show business.

Director: Katherine Fairfax Wright
Run Time: 100 mins


Sunday September 24, 2017 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Monday, September 25
 

3:30pm

All We Need is Another Chance
Reginald Prophet Haynes spent his days singing in the stairwell and his nights sticking up liquor stores.  Charged with armed robbery at age eighteen, he pled guilty and was sent to Trenton State Prison to serve nineteen years.  He knew his life was about to change but could not have fathomed the direction it took.  Two years later after being transferred to Rahway State Prison his path would cross with that of renowned Motown producer George Kerr, setting the course for history to be made. ALL WE NEED IS ANOTHER CHANCE is a soaring tribute to the power of music to transform lives.

Director: Corbett Jones
Runtime: 72 min


Monday September 25, 2017 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

4:00pm

Free to Ride
Free To Ride is the story of the relentless spirit of community members from across Dayton, Ohio who overcame a suburban contingent opposed to the expansion of public transit along a commercial corridor, and the system of checks and balances that allowed justice and reason to prevail.  Free To Ride is a promising story about how hard work, collaboration, and the accountability systems can yield fair and just outcomes for all.

Director: Jamaal Bell
Runtime: 60 min

Speakers


Monday September 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

7:30pm

True Conviction
There’s a new detective agency in Dallas, Texas.  Started by a group of exonerated men, they have decades of prison time served between them and are looking to free innocent people still behind bars.
True Conviction is a character-driven documentary that follows these change-makers as they rebuild their lives and families, learn to investigate cases, work to support each other and campaign to fix the criminal justice system.

Director: Jamie Meltzer
Runtime: 84 min


Monday September 25, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Tuesday, September 26
 

6:00pm

Pressure
The documentary takes a look into the lives of people dealing with depression.  An often overlooked subject, depression is a serious problem in the world with over 350 million people world wide caught in it's grasp.  Our mission with this documentary is to help people "RELEASE THE PRESSURE." and take off the mask of shame, guilt and fear.
Director: Mike Berry & Skip Thomas Productions
Run Time: 100 min


Free Community Screening 
Tickets available at Shaker Square Cinemas Box Office ( the day of the show only).
Limited availability
First come first serve


Tuesday September 26, 2017 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Wednesday, September 27
 

3:00pm

Between 2 Shores (from Santo Domingo to Pointe-à-Pitre)
Leaving their children behind and searching for a better life, two women arrive illegally on french territory. 13 years later, they made a life for themselves and became legal but are still flighting to get the proper papers for their children to come and live with them. The devastating impact on the children growing in Santo Domingo while their mothers live in Guadeloupe.

Director: Mariette Montpierre
Runtime: 52 min





Wednesday September 27, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

7:30pm

Not Black Enough
Not Black Enough is a film about class warfare and the cross-tides that African-Americans are dealing with within the black community.  The film takes a sometimes humorous, always personal, brutally honest and insightful look into a seldom-explored phenomenon that is pervasive in the black culture- The ostracizing of blacks for being Not Black Enough.  Not Black Enough, a feature length documentary, will explore the reasons behind this practice of fear and loathing internal to the black community.

Director: Tracey Anarella
Runtime: 83 min

Filmmakers


Wednesday September 27, 2017 7:30pm - 8:53pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Thursday, September 28
 

1:45pm

Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess
She was a queen captured in her homeland, and forcibly transported across the Atlantic Ocean in the belly of a slave ship.  In the New World, she would eventually rise up to become the leader of a new nation – of free Africans.  However, not many people outside of Jamaica know of the legendary "Nanny" warrior chieftainess of the Jamaican Maroons, one of the most celebrated, but least recognized heroines in the resistance history of the New World.

Director: Roy T Anderson
Runtime: 59 min


Thursday September 28, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120