Film Rental

Short Film Series: Trials and Tribulations

Available to view 12 am on June 22 through 12 am on June 24.


Short Films


Directed by Angelos Bougas (USA, 2020, 5 min.) Digital.

Set in Boston in 1965, a Black man invites the woman he is in love with on a date.

Test Driving While Black

Directed by Sékou Writes (USA, 2021, 10 min.) Digital.

A car test drive goes wrong and strays into strange yet familiar territory.

Last Summer on Bainbridge Street

Directed by Jessica Q Moore (USA, 2020, 12 min.) Digital.

Tyshawn, an Afro-Caribbean 12-year-old boy living in a changing Bed-Stuy enjoys living with his grandma and dad. But when his father is suddenly arrested, he faults the caucasian neighbors, and Tyshawn starts plotting his revenge.


Directed by Rashad Frett (USA, 2019, 2 min.) Digital.

A troubled teen ventures into an unfamiliar city, seeking a bond with his estranged father.


Directed by Desmond Levi Jackson (USA, 2020, 1 min.) Digital.

A young Black Air Force veteran describes his experience with war, as he struggles over his decision to attend a protest.

A Beautiful Nightmare

Directed by Kevin Lee Maxwell (USA, 2020, 9 min.) Digital.

Daniel, a highly accomplished dancer, comes home from college only to find himself entangled in a battle between himself and his concerned father.

The Talk with My Black Sons

Directed by Sarah Furie (USA, 2020, 13 min.) Digital.

A documentary about the conversations Black men need to have with their sons to keep them safe.

Filmmaker Q and A

Register for a Q and A session with the filmmakers on June 22 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

Available to rent through June 22. 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.