Short Films: Block E
A mix of documentary and narrative films that explore the theme of interracial relationships and the unique challenges these relationships face in American society.
The Plural of Blood
2017. USA. 20 min. Director: Mary-Lyn Chambers. Featuring: Monica Lawson, Matt Medrano, Anthony Harris, Candice Coke, Elizabeth Greer, Roni Weissman.
Diana Santiago is a successful African American event producer and police wife living in Los Angeles. Married to a Latino LAPD officer, Diana is joyfully on the verge of motherhood as she and her husband are about to adopt a baby boy. Their world unravels when her husband finds himself amidst a fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
2017. USA. 14 min. Director: Joyce Sherrí. Featuring: Tashiana Washington, Jordan M. Cox, Olivia Gilliatt.
A fantasy romance set in VA during the 1940’s, Forever tells the story of Beau Hayes and Monica Flatts, an interracial couple who have the limits of their love tested when they fall victim to a hate crime.
2017. USA. 29 min. Director: Laura Checkoway. Featuring: Eddie Harrison, Edith Hill.
Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.