2019 Short Film Selections
Clear follows Ember Bearheart Johnson's first day at home after a 16-year prison sentence for a crime she didn't commit. Reuniting with her daughter (who was an infant at the time she was incarcerated) is bittersweet as she uncovers how her family's lives have gone on without her after all these years.
After losing custody of her children in a contentious divorce, Jill who now works as a dog walker and lives in the low income section of her upscale town, takes revenge on a privileged client.
Aware that her drinking has become destructive, Jones takes a go at living the sober life. Not wanting to be someone else’s problem, she pushes away help and comes face to face with herself and her lack of control.
The Blackwell family moves into a new, predominantly white neighborhood. One day, in reaction to the rash of deaths of young Black men; Faye, the mother, decides to combat fear and treat with an age old strategy of door knocking. A gesture meant to create harmony only escalates tension in relationships, freak incidents, and absurd micro-aggression to a point where the family learns up close what it means to be an outsider.