Feature Films 2023
The following films will be screened during the Albany Film Festival.
Director: Joseph Juhn, USA | 2022 | 1 hr 29 min
Screening and discussion with director Joseph Juhn
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Campus Center West Multi-Purpose Room
In 2020, five Korean Americans of vastly diverse backgrounds with competing political views run for US Congress. David Kim is the only underdog with limited resources vying to be the first Korean American representative in Koreatown.
Director: Sylvia Caminer, USA | 2022 | 1 hr 35 min
Screening and discussion with Director Sylvia Caminer & writer/actress Dani Barker
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Campus Center West Auditorium
A woman depends on the videos she makes for the social media and the quantity of her followers. One day, she is invited to help finish the writing of a screenplay which makes her travel to a remote, isolated place where Tom lives. A profound and original reflection on privacy and modern times in a thriller that casts a rather disturbing and fresh and original look at a very current issue. First fiction feature by this American director.
Director: Nicole Gomez-Fisher, USA | 2022 | 1 hr 30 min
Screening and discussion with director/writer Nicole Gomez-Fisher
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Screening, Campus Center West Auditorium
A high school drama teacher, after failed attempts at Invitro Fertilization to conceive a child, is forced to consider an unconventional egg donor scenario that plunges her into a dangerous and exhilarating adventure with her husband.
Director: Ephraim Asili, USA | 2020 | 1 hr 40 min
Screening and discussion with director Ephraim Asili
3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Campus Center West Multi-Purpose Room
A young man inherits his grandmother's house and, with the encouragement of his girlfriend, turns it into a Black socialist collective where community forms the basis of family.
Event cosponsored by the University Art Museum.
OUTTA THE MUCK
Director: Ira McKinley & Bhawin Suchak, USA | 2022| 1 hr 20 min
Screening and discussion with directors/producers Bhawin Suchak and Ira McKinley
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Campus Center West Auditorium
An astounding and intimate narrative of Black achievement focusing on the self-determined Dean family, seven generations of their history, and the resilient community of rural Pahokee, Florida.
THE LAST SHOT
Director: Prince Sprauve, USA | 2022| 35 min
Screening and discussion with directors Prince Sprauve
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., Campus Center Assembly Hall
THE LAST SHOT is a vivid and bold American biographical film, passionately executed and directed by Prince Sprauve Visuals (Quiet on Set). This film follows the true story of Eddie Stanley, Jr., a Schenectady High School student and basketball star with so much potential, who was tragically murdered as a result of gun violence.
Director: Masood Haque, USA | 2022| 88 min
Screening and discussion with director Masood Haque
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Campus Center West Multi-Purpose Room
The Imam of an Albany mosque, Yassin Aref finds himself at the center of an elaborate FBI sting. In a plea bargain, a convicted felon, Malik, is sent undercover by the FBI to frame the young Imam. FBI’s strategy: trick Yassin into becoming a witness for a convoluted money laundering scheme, and then tenuously connect this scheme to a fake terror plot. Mission accomplished: the FBI manufactures a terrorist and then solves its own “crime.” www.witnessdoc.com