ocktober Film Festival 2021 selections



Amee Apedo

Once upon a time, problem-child Kojo wanders too far away from his grandmother and is cast into a loony, late-night journey. The partially animated film is a new-age folktale set in a mystical New York City.

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Doug LeBow

A US marine wounded in combat returns from Afghanistan to confront the defense contractor who manufactured the weapon that disfigured him.



Benny Flames

A woman with a history of mental illness falls in love with a married man. For his love she will do anything to keep it, even if murder is the only option.

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Damion Omar Lee

Damion Diddit

In 2021, three millennials try to navigate societal obstacles while co-existing in their "New Age" relationship.

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Rodney Leconte

Lisa Love is a young up and coming pop star who’s new song is dominating the charts. Lisa started her career as an actress but is humbly enjoying her music success knowing how far she’s come. Lisa discloses to her best friend, Sidney, how much she appreciates her support as they relive the challenges she faced in the past. But once Lisa is alone, she starts to realize that her life may be in danger. Not everyone is enjoying Lisa Love’s new success as her past puts out their own hit.

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Eric Whitten

A typical Brooklyn altercation puts a pause on Christina's brunch date with her best friend.

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Katarina Pittis 

A documentary on the critical role that Cape May, NJ plays in the eastern migration of monarchs to Mexico each year. It follows members of the New Jersey Audubon and Monarch Monitoring Project as they tag and track the monarchs passing through.



Jacqueline King-Howell

During a fun family outing, decades morph into each other as a father struggles to reassure his son and himself when confronted with the policing of black bodies. 

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Radik Kudoyarov

Father gives his son an unusual gift for his 10th birthday. It will change the boy's life forever.

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Michael A. Pinckney


Four Black men from different worlds have a heartfelt conversation about manhood, creativity, sex and their place in the world. They discover the harsh reality that not much has changed but are nevertheless grateful for those that came before them.

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Maurice Porcher


Host Moe the Mos navigates this in depth look into the nonstop life of up and coming "NYC architect of fashion" designer Winston B. Holder III. From growing up in Brooklyn, to growing the fashion House of Bartholomew, Moe the Mos is your guide on this creative journey.