Urban Indie Film Block: A Black Man’s Mental Health Is Everything

Black men have to make risky, hurtful and sometimes self-sacrificing decisions. When your happiness is at stake, what decision would you make? In this episode of Urban Indie Film Block, a Black man’s mental health is everything.

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BOBBY
Directed by James Grisom 

A young gifted athlete who practices ballet in secret must confront his dad the night he receives a scholarship to Juilliard.

BLACKGROUND

Directed by Nic L. Kelly

A young actor auditioning for a role as a slave, has to make a decision on whether to play the role or walk away.

IN THE NAME OF LOVE

Directed by Marjan Koffa

When her husband is sentenced to prison for grand larceny, Razi decides to hide the truth of his whereabouts from her children indefinitely. Her plan goes awry when her son Khalil answers the phone call from the prison and his father is on the other line. Both Razi and Khalil are left conflicted and feeling alone as they take on the burden of hiding the truth from one another in order to protect the other.

A BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARE

Directed by Kevin Maxwell

Daniel, a highly accomplished dancer, comes home from college only to find himself entangled in a battle between himself, his concerned father, and paranoid schizophrenia.

THE LAST RIDE

Directed by M. Reilly Dowd

A ride-share driver experiences police brutality and the longer-term pain that comes with the often unspoken feeling of dehumanization.

HARLEM BLUES

Directed by Nicole Thompson

Filled with survivor’s guilt, a young musician is haunted by the memories of losing his father. He turns to prescription drugs to self-medicate, but soon realizes playing music is the only thing that can save him.

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