cinéSPEAK presents “On Love and Joy: Local Film Shorts”

September 24–30
Location: The Market
Time: 6pm

cinéSPEAK is proud to present On Love and Joy: Local Film Shorts,  a free short film program featuring five works from innovative, indie Philadelphia filmmakers that explores love and joy with two screenings at Cherry Street Pier on Friday, September 24  with an encore on Thursday, September 30.

This program is sponsored by the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy.

The shorts will run approximately 45 minutes long and will be shown twice. Between screenings, movie-goers can enjoy a 20-minute Q&A. All ages welcome.

Register for free in advance

Featured Films

This Is For Us
Dir. Angel Edwards / 6 min

This Is For Us is a multidisciplinary visual that centers Black Queer Femme radical joy and intimacy in our relationship. We always cultivated magic between us and know healing through tea, glitter, whiskey and a good belly laugh. We thrive despite any attempts to kill us.

Dir. Darien Woodard / 7 min

Dove is a love story that follows Chloe and Jordan, as Jordan wrestles with the decision to finally ask Chloe to be her girlfriend.

Everything You Owe
Dir. Tommy Butler / 10 min

After a recent break-up, a couple meets on neutral territory to exchange their *ish.

Slow Burn
Dir. Stephanie Malson / 11 min

Two ex-lovers at a crossroads in their lives are confronted with sudden memories of each other. Some memories are too hard to ignore.

An Ode To CBUS, Ohio
Dir. Ingrid Raphaėl / 4 min

Set against the backdrop of Columbus, Ohio, a transplant who made it its own, navigates through the city’s infrastructure and finds community.

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