2022 Festival

I Can Only Be Mary Lane


Hotwater Works Warehouse / 2116 E Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48912 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Documentary Feature, Documentary Short

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I Can Only Be Mary Lane

At 82, Mary Lane is one of the last legendary Blues musicians that made the Great Migration from America’s south. Although Mary is widely respected in Chicago, she has never gotten the wider recognition she deserves. I Can Only Be Mary Lane follows Mary as she records just her second studio album and first in over 20 years. Her producer thinks it could potentially win her a Grammy, if only they can get it done.

Jesseca Ynez Simmons / 2018 / 59 minutes / English / USA

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The Bastille Concerto

The story of a lost Jazz classical score, composed by’ Shorty’ Jarvis whilst serving a prison sentence alongside the Civil Rights activist Malcolm X.

Anthony Collins, Winstan Whitter / 2018 / 10 minutes / English / USA

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Off The Grid

With a university degree, a corporate job, and a stable marriage, Fadi Hachicho, seemed like someone who “got it all.” However, as he celebrated his 30th birthday, he became unable to silence the sound in his head, incessantly telling him there must be more to life than just this.

Sarah Hassan / 2018 / 9 minutes / English / United Arab Emirates