IMPORTANT UPDATE! The Staten Island Museum’s 73rd Annual Fence Show is now on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2023!
Due to inclement weather, the Fence Show and Biergarten have been moved.
$10 adults/ $5 children under 12
Includes museum admission
Runtime: 76 min. | Recommended Ages: 9+
Black stories take the spotlight in seven short films that share the joy, determination, resilience, and complexity of being Black and young. Explore a range of genres and styles in a program that spans the globe from the New York International Children’s Film Festival.
The same films will be shown on February 11 and 12.
Click here for tickets to the screening on Sunday, February 12.
Hosted by Emmy Award Winner Dolores Morris
Dolores N. Morris is the former Vice President of HBO Family Channel, responsible for development, production and acquisition for the network’s family-oriented channel. Ms. Morris’ extensive career in television began with the Children’s Television Workshop more than 30 years ago, and has included employment at the American Broadcasting Company and The Walt Disney Company, receiving a career total of 30 Emmy Awards, 4 ACT awards, 10 Christopher Awards and 4 Peabody Awards. Ms. Morris is also a producer of the Oscar winning short film The Children’s March (2005).
COMPLETE LIST OF FILMS
United States, Live Action, Alphonso McAuley, 2021, 15 min.
A young boy unexpectedly finds a comic book that changes his reality.
United States, Live Action, Zoey Martinson, 2021, 10 min.
This whimsical comedy love letter to New York’s essential workers follows a whole class on the last day of school as they scheme to find the perfect partner for their adored bus driver, Ms. Cheryl, and save her from a lonely summer without them.
GENERATION IMPACT: THE CODER
United States, Documentary, Samantha Knowles, 2021, 7 min.
Jay Jay Patton was only 13 when she designed and built an app to help kids connect with their incarcerated parents, inspired by her own experience. Now she is creating a coding academy to help other kids do the same.
MY NAME IS MALUUM
Brazil, Animation, Luísa Copetti, 2021, 8 min.
In Portuguese, with English subtitles
Maalum comes from a home surrounded by love and Afro-centered references. When her classmates tease her about her name, Maluum discovers the lovely legacy of her name and ancestry.
THE NIGHT I LEFT AMERICA
Uganda, United States, Live Action, Laki Karavias, 2021, 14 min.
English and Luganda with English subtitles
While anxiously awaiting the results of his mother’s visa renewal request, a teenage boy living in Texas conjures memories of his life in Uganda.
United States, Live Action, Daniel Kayamba, 2021, 14 min.
Grounded and with a last-minute school project due, Jamil takes matters into his own hands in order to prove he is the great grandson of a legendary Black cowboy.
WOLF AND CUB
United States, Animation, Marvin Bynoe, 2021, 8 min.
A father and son cross a world of imagination in order to return their mother’s forgotten lunch.