Documentary Shorts

Kevin Beasley’s Raw Materials

Director & Producer: Christine Turner
Short Documentary | 10 min | 2019
Commissioned by Art21

Official Selection: ArteCinema, BlackStar Film Festival
Online Release: New York Close Up

Celebrated for his material-oriented practice, Kevin Beasley juxtaposes sound, silence, and sculpture to examine the legacy of cotton in the American South.

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Fiction Shorts

Hold On

Director, Writer & Producer: Christine Turner
Short Fiction | 8 min | 2017
Starring: Bethann Hardison, Jimmie Jeter

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, American Black Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival

Family bonds are tested when a young man is left to care for his grandmother one morning.

10 Must-See Shorts Sundance 2017 - IndieWire
Sundance Reel with Leslie Thatcher - KPCW (NPR)

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You Can Go

Director & Producer: Christine Turner
Short Fiction | 9 min | 2016
Starring: S. Epatha Merkerson, Charlie Tahan

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival, NBCUniversal Shorts Fest

A high school administrator talks down a troubled student.

”Is it fair to compare/contrast a 109 minute performance by Viola Davis against a 9 minute performance by S. Epatha Merkerson? Oh, yes . . . Davis and Merkerson share twin relevance in a fest [Tribeca] that keeps proving year after year that shorts can be just as original, jarring and substantive as feature films.” - The Independent

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