2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI
  • Red


2013 / USA / 21 Minutes / Channing Godfrey Peoples

Film Synopsis

“Red” is a drama set in Texas about a young African-American woman named Red, with flaming red hair and fiery ways. The story begins with Red and her beloved grandmother, Mother Mabel, who confesses that when she dies, she wants to be “buried in her fur coat’. It is Mother Mabel’s most valuable possession, earned after a lifetime of “scrubbing white folks floors to get it.” Later, Red returns home to her charismatic lover, Charles, whom she adores. They laugh away Mabel’s request, until Red’s father informs her that Mother Mabel has passed away. It is time for Red to bury her grandmother in the treasured fur. However, trouble arises when the coat comes up missing, as well as Red’s lover, Charles. As the funeral procession begins, Red must find that coat and reclaim all that is rightfully hers.