2018 Films: J
Jamaica Man (USA, 1 hour 5 min)
Directed by: Michael Weatherly
Jamaica Man is a subjective documentary profile of British expat Nigel Pemberton. A biographical picaresque, inspired narratively by Spalding Gray and visually by Slim Aarons, the film is a highly stylized and unconventional portrait of a raconteur nearing the end of his life.
Janaxpacha (Brazil | 2016, 15 min)
Directed by: Dimitre Lucho, Katherina Tsirakis
Janaxpacha is a short dance film filmed in 3D in Salar de Uyni, in the Andes Cordillera in Bolivia. With 12.000Km², Salar do Uyuni is an immense salt desert at over 3600 meters high. When flooded, the Salar do Uyuni becomes the largest mirror in the world. With the airs of "another planet," the Salar do Uyuni inspires us to seek in the images of Salvador Dalí and Magritte a meaning before the overwhelming immensity of space that imposes itself.
Jenna (France | 2017, 25 min)
Directed by: Christian Monnier
Cast: Christine Braconnier, Laurent Lucas, Martine Francke, Chloé Berthier
After a twelve-year absence, Jenna, a transgender woman, returns to her family home on Saint Pierre and Miquelon islands for her sister’s funeral. This occasion will allow Jenna to see Armelle, her childhood friend, again, as well as her parents, Manu and Florence. But the reunion doesn’t go quite the way she could have wished.
Jillian's Peak (USA | 2017, )
Directed by: Charzette Torrence and Danielle Johnson
Written by: Charzette Torrence and Danielle Johnson
Cast: Kelley Young, Grant E. Harvey, Lisann Valentin, Candice Meyers, Sherricka White, Hope Harley, Hector Hicks, Langston Fishburne, La Rivers, Vince Edgehill, Nora Smith, Jill M. Vallery, Penny Middleton, Omar Perez
Jillian's Peak is 15-18-minutes scripted inspirational LGBTQI woman of color drama. Episode One "The Wedding Scene" is the pilot. We will be tackling some of the African American Lesbian issues like family, community, and gay youth. The series evolves through Jillian’s marriage to Keith with twists in feelings of sexual jealousy and rivalry, expectations within relationships, and infidelity. Jillian’s career in photography causes conflict with Keith as he sees this as a threat to his vision of home life. Keith feels he is losing his wife, and in the end, the marriage dissolves. Jillian moves to New York to pursue her career as a photographer and discovers much more about herself. There are expectations commonly assumed as Jillian meets her first lesbian interest, Shana. With the help of her best friend Gail and a colorful cast of supporting characters, this story is a journey of self-discovery, challenges, and much more.
Jilted (USA | 2017, 3 min)
Directed by: Holly Hillman
JILTED is an animated student film about a princess who jilts her own prince charming in search of a different happily ever after.
Johnny Thinks (UK | 2017, 3 min)
Directed by: Malcolm Rumbles
Written by: Sam Small
Cast: Sam Small
Johnny Thinks is based on a poem called What Johnny Thinks written by Sam Small. She is a woman trying to fit in a society, which rejects her. This detachment leads to further rejection, substance abuse and eventually suicide.
Just After Midnight (Un peu après minuit) (France | 2017, 22 min)
Directed by: Anne-Marie Puga
Suzanne is a young blind primary school teacher. With a community of bling people, she keenly studies art history devoted to witches and to Satan’s erotology. Transformed, Suzanne tries to steal a man’s eyes to recover her eyesight. Her first attempt is a failure. Then, she chooses a more approachable and ingenue prey : her personnal reader and bashful lover, Peter.