Film Rental

Short Film Series: Local Voices Rise

Available to view 12 am on June 21 through 12 am on June 23.


Short Films

A Story of Faith and Resolve: Boston’s Black Nativity

Directed by Karen McKeen (USA, 2020, 11 min.) Digital.

Community. Creativity. Legacy. A Story of Faith and Resolve explores the rich artistic and cultural history of the majestic Black Nativity production and the story of one woman’s determination to bring arts education and a center for the expression of African American culture to Boston during one of our nation’s most tumultuous times.

Together—6 Feet Apart

Directed by Jay Paris (USA, 2020, 24 min.) Digital.

As a statement to move audiences past the racial divide to emotional places where racism resides for Blacks, browns, and whites, 12 artists share their stories through movement and poetry on a basketball court in Boston’s largest and most troubled public housing development during COVID.

Roxbury Love Story

Directed by Exodia Demosthene (USA, 2020, 8 min.) Digital.

When love was king, religion and the arts housed our comfort zones. But this was a time before bombings and the freedom rides, a time for medicine and magic, too. Adolescence may bring rejection and adventure, but wisdom brings you a wife.

8 Wheels

Directed by Drew Powell, Ryan Everitt, and Adrian Gibbons (USA, 2020, 21 min.) Digital.

Chez-Vous is the only Black-owned roller-skating rink in New England. As roller-skating rinks close down throughout the US due to COVID-19, we take a deep dive into what makes Chez-Vous special.

Filmmaker Q and A

Register for a Q and A session with the filmmakers on June 21 at 5:35 pm.

Q and A session is live-streamed using Zoom. To participate, you will be required to download Zoom.

The suggested start time for viewing this film is 4:30 pm in order to sync with the start of the Filmmaker Q and A.


Rent 3 or more films in one transaction and get a $1 discount on each film.

Film Rental Information

This film cannot be rented outside the United States and is available to watch only during the period specified. Once rented, the film may be viewed on the Video Content page.