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Film Screening [clear filter]
Friday, September 22
 

2:30pm

The Last Revolutionary
Mac Perkins is in his Los Angeles hideout, plotting to stop an attack from the far right and racist groups around the country.  When his buddy Jack Armstrong, whom he hasn't seen in several years, finds him.  Jack challenges Mac's notion that there is a need for a so-called revolution.
The two men hash out political ideas and ideology as Jack attempts to make Mac see that his methods and plans are archaic. During the dramatic and humorous interchange between these two old friends, secrets are exposed about both men personally and politically that lead to a life and death confrontation. 

Director: Michael Brewer
Runtime: 76 min


Friday September 22, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

6:30pm

90 Days
Join us for this short film screening followed by a panel discussion with the 90 Days team.
Sponsored by AHF

Taylor​ ​is​ ​preparing​ ​for​ ​a​ ​date​ ​with​ ​his​ ​girlfriend,​ ​Jessica,​ ​to celebrate​ ​three​ ​months​ ​of​ ​dating.​ ​They​ ​have​ ​waited​ ​ninety​ ​days​ ​to have​ ​sex​ ​because​ ​they​ ​both​ ​agreed​ ​that​ ​sex​ ​gets​ ​in​ ​the​ ​way​ ​of truly​ ​getting​ ​to​ ​know​ ​your​ ​partner.​ ​ Still,​ ​Taylor​ ​is​ ​sure​ ​that​ ​Jessica is​ ​the​ ​woman​ ​for​ ​him​ ​and​ ​intends​ ​to​ ​propose​ ​marriage.​  ​His​ ​best friend,​ ​Qwynn,​ ​thinks​ ​that​ ​he​ ​is​ ​crazy​ ​and​ ​encourages​ ​him​ ​to​ ​wait until​ ​after​ ​their​ ​relationship​ ​has​ ​been​ ​consummated​ ​when​ ​he knows​ ​more​ ​about​ ​her.​  ​Undeterred,​ ​Taylor​ ​has​ ​the​ ​ring​ ​and​ ​heads to​ ​Jessica’s​ ​for​ ​their​ ​dinner​ ​and​ ​to​ ​propose.  ​Confronted​ ​with​ ​a case​ ​of​ ​cold​ ​feet,​ ​Taylor​ ​calls​ ​his​ ​no-nonsense​ ​mother​ ​who reassures​ ​him​ ​that​ ​he​ ​is​ ​not​ ​moving​ ​too​ ​fast​ ​and​ ​that​ ​Jessica​ ​is​ ​a wonderful​ ​woman. ​ ​All​ ​is​ ​well,​ ​until​ ​Jessica​ ​reveals​ ​the​ ​true​ ​reason why​ ​she​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​wait​ ​ninety​ ​days. 

Free Community Screening 

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


 

Speakers
avatar for Sol Aponte

Sol Aponte

Originally from Belleville, New Jersey, Sol Aponte is a two time Emmy Award nominee who has been working in the entertainment industry for all of his adult life. At age 18, he began working for one of the biggest music marketing and promotions company on the East Coast where he... Read More →
avatar for Jennia Fredrique Aponte

Jennia Fredrique Aponte

Jennia Fredique Aponte is a writer, director and actress.  Originally from Gary Indiana, Jennia attended Columbia University's School of Theater and has been a comedic acting power house for over a decade.  As an actor she has held series regular and recurring roles on NBC, CW... Read More →
avatar for Talib Mahdi

Talib Mahdi

Talib Mahdi is a 67 year old African-American who was diagnosed HIV + in 1985. At that time, being diagnosed with HIV was tantamount to a death sentence. The stigma of this diagnosis made him feel like a leper in American society. Faced with the prospect of death and being ostracized... Read More →

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Friday September 22, 2017 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

8:30pm

Holy Hustle
A quick-witted con artist and his straight-laced brother, on the run from gangsters, scheme their way into pastoring a down-trodden rural church to hideaway while hustling the saints to scrape up the loot they owe.

Director: Mark A. Cummings
Runtime: 110 min



Friday September 22, 2017 8:30pm - 10:20pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Saturday, September 23
 

7:45pm

90 Minutes of the Fever
The McGees are a typical nuclear family: a son who can’t keep a job; a daughter who is a freshman in college and has just found out she’s pregnant; a wife who has been taken for granted too long; and the dad who is oblivious to it all. But like clockwork, the family is gathered around the dinner table to watch the lotto numbers being drawn for Jackpot Sunday. But this Sunday will be different. As the numbers are about to be drawn the telecast is interrupted by an emergency broadcast announcing that martial law has been declared nationwide and a mysterious computer virus has taken over the phones, TV and Internet, replacing every signal with a ticking countdown that started at 90 minutes. Panic sets in and no one knows what will happen next as the next 90 minutes unfolds.

Director: Michael Sean Hall
Writers: Michael Sean Hall, Michael Sean Hall
Stars: Parker McKenna Posey, Glenn Plummer, Marcus T. Paulk
Runtime: 106 min


Saturday September 23, 2017 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Sunday, September 24
 

4:30pm

Holy Hustle
Following their mother's passing, a quick-witted con artist and his straight-laced brother find themselves on the run from gangsters when Mama's will didn't leave enough for them to pay up. As a result (and refuge) they scheme their way into pastoring a down-trodden rural church while hustling the saints to scrape up the loot they owe. But could they get more than they bargained for in the art of the holy hustle?

Director: Mark A. Cummings
Runtime: 110 min


Sunday September 24, 2017 4:30pm - 6:20pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Monday, September 25
 

1:30pm

Woven
Ethiopian-born Elenie Tariku is merely attempting to integrate her mother's traditions with her own dreams.  That is until her life is destroyed by a mysterious crime in New York that takes the life of her only brother.  As Elenie searches for the truth behind his death, her life intertwines with an intriguing man whose own personal turmoil brings them together for better or worse.

Directors: Nagwa Ibrahim, Salome Mulugeta
Runtime: 96 min


Monday September 25, 2017 1:30pm - 3:06pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

8:30pm

Banger

When a turf dispute leads to the death of a Haitian immigrant named Ishmel Babet, his mother conjures up a spell to bring him back from the grave to exact revenge on those responsible.  The code of the street is simple....stay focused, stay loyal and stay alive.

Director/Writer - Mike Berry
Runtime: 90 min


Cast:

Robert Hunter, Cleveland OH  - Ishmel Babbett
Anjela Randle, Cleveland OH  - Ayida Babbett
Demond Ballou, Cleveland OH  - Hip Hop
Andrew Herriage, Cleveland OH - Circus
Jessica Graie, Los Angeles, CA - Det. Stagnelli
John Williamson, Cleveland, OH - Det. Corbin
Clifton Powell, Los Angeles, CA - Chief Crans
Joe Estevez, Los Angeles, CA - Mayor Costanzo
Omar Gooding, Los Angeles, CA - Faizon
Producer/Casting - Tina Hobbs Peter Marron - Asst Director
Jay B. Johnson - Director of Photography



Monday September 25, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Tuesday, September 26
 

1:00pm

As Evil Does
As Evil Does - Mystery/Suspense/Thriller - "When a Christian and Atheist meet, all hell breaks loose!"  Two young "Saints Witnesses" evangelists seemingly on a friendly pursuit of conversation about religion and God come upon a staunch Atheist.  The existence of God takes a dark, sinister turn for the worst and all hell breaks loose resulting in beastly survival instincts against supernatural forces, mayhem and heinous torture.

Director: Yolanda Buggs
Stars: Bill Cobbs, Dorian Missick, Karl L. Sanders
Run Time: 117 mins


Tuesday September 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

3:30pm

90 Minutes of the Fever
The McGees are a typical nuclear family: a son who can’t keep a job; a daughter who is a freshman in college and has just found out she’s pregnant; a wife who has been taken for granted too long; and the dad who is oblivious to it all.  But like clockwork, this Sunday, just like every Sunday for the past ten years, the family is gathered around the dinner table for BBQ and to watch the lotto numbers being drawn for Jackpot Sunday.  But this Sunday will be different.  Not only is the lotto payout the biggest in US history: $1 Billion; but as the numbers are about to be drawn the telecast is interrupted by an emergency broadcast announcing that martial law has been declared nationwide and a mysterious computer virus has taken over the phones, the TV, and the Internet, replacing every signal with a ticking countdown that started at 90 minutes.  Panic sets in as the family tries to figure out what’s going on.  Is it a rogue hacker group that has taken over US communication?  Is it the supernatural phenomenon?  Or is it something sent by God?  No one knows, but for the moment they’re safe, as long as they stay inside.


Director: Michael Sean Hall
Writers: Michael Sean Hall, Michael Sean Hall
Stars: Parker McKenna Posey, Glenn Plummer, Marcus T. Paulk
Runtime: 106 min


Tuesday September 26, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

6:30pm

Executor
Ruthless assassin Kyle (Markiss McFadden) was raised by a corrupt priest (Paul Sorvino) who trained him to murder under the guise of executing God’s justice.


Director: Moziko Wind
Writer: Michael Marcelin
Stars: Markiss McFadden, Paul Sorvino, Mischa Barton
Runtime:  93 min


Tuesday September 26, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

8:30pm

She's Got A Plan
"When do you give up on your dreams?" Barely making enough to pay rent, buy Lean Cuisines, and keep her classic Mercedes with just enough gas to make the next pitch meeting, this is the question Isis is faced with.  Although she's tired of the rat race, Isis knows she's approaching middle-age and her window of opportunity for Hollywood success is rapidly closing. 
Between her sparse career and her unlucky love life, frustrations are quickly coming to a head.  Isis is forced to make something happen...and fast!  She takes what little money she has (including rent), and gives herself 30 days to "make it" in Hollywood.  "She's Got A Plan" is an emotional, comedic, and relatable film filled with images sure to tug the heart strings and tickle the funny bone.

Directors: Fatima Washington & Corey Johnson
Run Time: 94 min
Stars: Golden Brooks, Tsai Chin, Ja'net DuBois          


Tuesday September 26, 2017 8:30pm - 10:20pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Wednesday, September 27
 

1:45pm

My BFF
Inspired by true events.  When 5-year-old Marni Wilkins, a Caucasian girl, lost her mother, she was left with an unfulfilled soul.  Thankfully her best friend, Gemma Brown, a black girl, was always by her side.
Ten years later, Marni has the opportunity to find that lost connection when she learns that her mother’s favorite poet will be teaching at a distinguished school for the arts in her area. The two friends are both excited to apply.  Gemma gets accepted, however they soon learn that there's a mishap with Marni's application and the school only has seats left for “diverse" candidates.
Realizing that her dreams of getting to know her mother may disappear, Marni is convinced to do something drastic.  Things don't go quite to plan, but the two girls learn valuable lessons about race, identity, politics, friendship and growing up in this poignant "coming of age" dramedy.


Director: Greg Carter
Runtime: 100 min


Wednesday September 27, 2017 1:45pm - 3:25pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

6:00pm

Executor
Ruthless assassin Kyle (Markiss McFadden) was raised by a corrupt priest (Paul Sorvino) who trained him to murder under the guise of executing God’s justice.


Director: Moziko Wind
Writer: Michael Marcelin
Stars: Markiss McFadden, Paul Sorvino, Mischa Barton
Runtime:  93 min


Wednesday September 27, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Thursday, September 28
 

9:30pm

Banger

When a turf dispute leads to the death of a Haitian immigrant named Ishmel Babet, his mother conjures up a spell to bring him back from the grave to exact revenge on those responsible.  The code of the street is simple....stay focused, stay loyal and stay alive.

Director/Writer - Mike Berry
Runtime: 90 min

 Cast:

Robert Hunter, Cleveland OH  - Ishmel Babbett
Anjela Randle, Cleveland OH  - Ayida Babbett
Demond Ballou, Cleveland OH  - Hip Hop
Andrew Herriage, Cleveland OH - Circus
Jessica Graie, Los Angeles, CA - Det. Stagnelli
John Williamson, Cleveland, OH - Det. Corbin
Clifton Powell, Los Angeles, CA - Chief Crans
Joe Estevez, Los Angeles, CA - Mayor Costanzo
Omar Gooding, Los Angeles, CA - Faizon
Producer/Casting - Tina Hobbs Peter Marron - Asst Director
Jay B. Johnson - Director of Photography



Thursday September 28, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120