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Alpha Love Film Festival at Spelman

English Department Events & Activities

"We love because it's the only true adventure." Nikki Giovanni
Spelman Creative Writing Students Present Self-Written and Produced Short Films About Love in All Forms at the
“Alpha Love Film Festival"
Hosted by Spelman seniors Ain Ealey and Anita Salley, the Alpha Love Film Festival presents 5-10-minute love stories depicting black love that heals, hurts and haunts! All films were self-written, directed, and produced; all star student performers from the Atlanta University Center. Free and open to the public, the festival will include a screening, artist meet and greet, and refreshments.


Monday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.


Spelman College
Cosby Academic Center Auditorium
GPS Address: 440 Westview Drive, Atlanta 30310

The Alpha Love Film Festival marks the culminating experience of year-long screenwriting studies of Spelman College students enrolled in the English department’s advanced screenwriting program led by Cosby Endowed Chair in the Humanities Tananarive Due and Dr. Calaya Michelle Reid.

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Featured Films:

“Be Real” - Jordan Bolton Taylor, C’2014

" As old friends reconnect, so do old feelings, old issues, and old heartbreak. Will it ever be the same?"

“Combat Boots” – Anita Salley

"A college student’s journey of self-discovery is sparked by a long distance relationship with a military recruit."

“Love Poem” – Ain Ealey

"Whatever that means... Will this young poet tell her true story about love and words?"

“The Boy Story” – Cydney Fisher

"Color and love collide in this dense portrayal of the complications of an unexpected romance."

“A Midsemester Night’s Dream” –Amethyst Bush

"This gritty, urban update of the similarly named Shakespearian classic asks what we are willing to do for love."

"To Stay the Sword” – Breahna Gillespie

"Blinded by love, a warrior sets off to settle an old score, but he could lose everything because of it."

“Fear” – Trecia Pannell

“A lovers longing for commitment causes a painful past to be resurfaced.”