University of the Arts ~ Levitt Theater 410 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
Screening 1 ~ 5:10pm – 6:15pm ~ (Story Telling)
- Brotherly Love ~ (Drama) Director: Remy Wallace. (Local) 25 min. When Tommy returns to his South Philly neighborhood after 6 years in prison, life is not what he expected. And though Tommy is trying to make up for the mistakes of his past, the events that have occurred in his absence push him to deal with unforeseen circumstances that are spiraling out of control. Shot on the tough streets of South Philadelphia, Brotherly Love is a gritty, neighborhood drama that deals with issues of family loyalty, love and revenge.
- Surviving Kensington ~ (Documentary) Director: Mo Scarpelli. (Local) 13 min. What used to be a proud blue-collar neighborhood in Philadelphia is now a deteriorating haven for drugs, crime, and prostitution. Kensington is famous for the place to get your fix; and the place you end up stuck.
For the last five years, Philly-based photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge has been taking intimate portraits of current residents (‘survivors’) in Kensington. But the stories he finds here aren’t just about Philly: Jeffrey’s photographs and raw interviews show a side of the desperation, hopelessness, and broken dreams that plague America’s addicts across the country.
- If the Trees Could Talk ~ (Drama) Director: Michael Weinstein. (New York, USA) Hate must be destroyed before it destroys us. A young JEWISH GIRL and her family escape the ghetto and seek refuge in the forest. Struggling to survive, their horror is compounded by what may be the girl’s ultimate demise. Can she be saved by a spiritual force more powerful than we can imagine?