September 23 – Short Film Festival – BedStuy Restoration

All are welcome – FREE!

Skylight Gallery  1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Three short films to be followed by a Q&A

Vow of Silence by Be Steadwell

A heartbroken composer takes a vow of silence to win back the heart of her true love. In her struggle to reconnect with her ex, she meets an outgoing musician. Utilizing music, magic and silence-Jade finds her voice in the place she least expects it.
Vow of Silence is a music driven story, placing queer women of color at the center of the narrative. In her inability to speak-Jade communicates her pain, weakness, power and joy through music. An original score by Be Steadwell narrate Jade’s journey.

I & I. We. By J. Bob Alotta

I & I. We. is a liminal musing on the sensuality of female masculinity, dreaming your way out of the neighborhood & the architecture of becoming. 3min. color. super 8.

Sample reel of Grounders, A Documentary About Women In Softball The Games, The Teams, The Players The Community By Melanie Hope

Grounders is a heartfelt personal documentary about a women’s softball league in Brooklyn, New York. The games, the teams and the players that take the field.
Grounders captures the dynamic personalities and compelling life stories of a diverse group of women who play softball together in Brooklyn, NY. While exploring an inside view of a unique sub-culture, a thoughtful and uplifting revelation of their community emerges.
With Brooklyn as the backdrop, and connections that blur the boundaries of race, class, age, religion and sexual orientation these women have many stories to tell for why they are there.
The Grounders documentary is for anyone who has ever thrown a ball, high-fived a teammate or cheered from the bleachers.


The Center for Arts & Culture: Bedford Stuyvestant Restoration Corporation