East Lansing Film Festival, Day 3 – Shorts Program B, ‘This is My Black,” Playground,”Just Let Me Go!’

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A fabulous lineup of films today, Day 3. The Short film program at 1 pm; the high-energy musical documentary (it’s more than that) at 3:30 pm; the highly-praised French film, PLAYGROUND; and the Portuguese film, JUST LET ME GO.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 at 1:00 pm

A compilation of creative short films from all over the world. Unique and entertaining.

You can get the $8 tickets at Studio C or go online at

https://celebrationcinema.com/cinemas/Studio-C-Meridian-Mall.

THIS IS MY BLACK

Directed by Stephen Adetoumbi, Jarret Roseborough/63 minutes

The choir students from Pine Forge Academy, a historically Black boarding school, create a musical to counter Covid. These students endeavor to make sense of their identity, faith, and the fractured world around them through raw dialogue, inspirational music, dance, poetry, and percussion. You will be transported by the film’s high energy and creativity and amazed by the young students.

“I was astounded by the talent, energy, and pulsing music created by these very talented high school students. A must see.”- Susan W. Woods, ELFF Director

Saturday, November 5 at 3:30 pm

Tickets – $8

follows the life of a young Syrian refugee on the streets and of

Tickets are available at the door and online at:

https://celebrationcinema.com/cinemas/Studio-C-Meridian-Mall

PLAYGROUND

Directed by Laura Wandel/72 minutes

In French with English subtitles

In this sleeper masterpiece, the everyday reality of grade school is seen from a child’s-eye-view. Following 7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel, we see Nora struggling to fit in before finding her place in the schoolyard. But Abel is being bullied by other kids and endures the degradation in silence. An empathetic and visceral portrait of the cruelty of children and the failure of adults to protect them. Winner of 24 awards. Rotten Tomatoes – 100%.

“In a perfect hour and 12 minutes, “Playground” tells the sweeping, intimate story of a child’s coming into consciousness. This is the first feature from the writer-director Laura Wandel, and it’s a knockout, as flawlessly constructed as it is harrowing.”- Manohla Dargis, NYT.

Saturday, November 5 at 6:30 pm

Tickets – $12-adult, $9 – Seniorllows the life of a young Syrian refugee on the streets and of

Tickets are available at the door and online at:

https://celebrationcinema.com/cinemas/Studio-C-Meridian-Mall

 

JUST LET ME GO

Directed by Luis Miguel Boliqueisme Diogo

Ricardo and Ana, a thirty-something couple, are the subjects of a documentary about relationships. Unbeknownst to anyone, Ricardo wants to leave Ana but doesn’t dare to do so. Friends’ opinions only confuse him. The 15-day shoot forces him to face this reality in Portuguese with English subtitles.

Saturday, November 5 at 9:00 pm

Tickets – $12-adult, $9 – Seniorllows the life of a young Syrian refugee on the streets and of

Tickets are available at the door and online at:

https://celebrationcinema.com/cinemas/Studio-C-Meridian-Mall

East Lansing Film Festival 517-980-5802

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