Shorts 1: The Complexity of Relationships

Friday, June 24, 2022
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2022-06-24 20:00:00 2022-06-24 22:00:00 Shorts 1: The Complexity of Relationships 06/24/2022 8 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Short Film Program

Park Bench

Directed by Rob Edwards (USA, 2022, 4:02 min.)

This is a story of Bella, a little girl who sees her father—the strongest person she’s ever known— struggling to survive. In her attempt to reconcile herself with that, she sees a wounded duck in need of care and distracts herself by nursing the duck back to health.

Jac on the Come Up

Directed by Gene Graham (USA, 2022, 9 min.)

Jac is a recent widow who takes a walk through midtown Manhattan on an autumn day, contemplating life, love, and what lies ahead.

America’s Child

Directed by Josh Ceranic (USA, 2021, 4 min.)

Markus, an estranged father, is struggling to reconcile with the idea that he may never see his missing daughter again. Then her best friend shows up at his doorstep.


Directed by Randall Dottin and Luisa Dantas (USA, 2021, 12 min.)

An animated web series that poignantly explores the timely theme of community versus individual survival through the eyes of a teenager. When Blaze reluctantly steps into the esteemed role of Water Bearer with the help of their precocious sister, Mia, they discover that their idealistic community may not be as magnanimous as they think.

His Sickled Journey

Directed by Phil Ossai (UK, 2021, 29 min.)

Femi is a hopeless romantic and serial overthinker, trying not to ruin honeymoon bliss with his girlfriend, Chanice. After learning Chanice has sickle cell anemia, Femi begins to worry about what he’s in for. Determined to grow the relationship, Femi goes on a journey to learn the ins and outs of the sickle cell condition, and what that means for his new love.

145 Days

Directed by Shania Banton (USA, 2021, 26 min.)

The relationship of June and Mecca, a Black couple, is put to the test in the first 145 days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regular Negroes: Overnight Dishes

Directed by Reggie Williams (USA, 2022,12 min.)

A comedic web series about five roommates in their 30s who struggle to level up in life.

Festival Passes

If you wish to see multiple films in the Roxbury International Film Festival lineup, purchase a festival pass!

There are separate passes for in-person and online screenings. To access all in-person and online events, please purchase both passes.

In-Person Pass

$165; available through June 25, 5 pm

The In-Person Pass grants access to all events in the festival, including those at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Hibernian Hall; the Boston Public Library’s Roxbury branch; and ArtsEmerson. See a full list of in-person screenings at

Note that additional venues will be listed on your pass purchase as Non-MFA screenings.


$50; available through June 30, 11:59 pm

The ROXFILM@Home Pass grants access to all online screenings.

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Ticket Information

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Ticketing Policies

Auditorium Mask Policy

Masks are optional, but visitors are no longer required to wear them while attending events in Remis Auditorium and Alfond Auditorium.