Award-winning screenwriter and director Kiel Adrian Scott has a new short film titled “Samaria,” about a woman named Rose in New Orleans who has lost almost everything as the result of a hurricane. She still has her white-collar job, but is caught between hiding her new reality of homelessness from her employer as well as wanting to hide her employment from the other homeless people she now lives with. The film is a short film adaptation of Scott’s feature length screenplay Epilogue!!!, and you can see the trailer here.
This film came across my radar thanks to an e-mail from Harlem Stage, which will be screening the film, followed by a discussion between Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, who composed the music for the film, and pianist and composer Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes. If you’re interested in this event, it takes place on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 7:30 – 9:30 PM.
I’m a big fan of Christian Scott’s music, and have seen him in concert at Harlem Stage three out of the last four years … it’s always one of my favorite concerts of the year. If you’re not familiar with Christian Scott’s “Stretch Music,” check out this video below, which is a nice example of his style and sound.