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Wednesday, December 31 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Roxbury International Film Festival

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TOP OF THE ROXANNUAL FIRST NIGHT FILM FESTIVALDECEMBER 31, 2014HYNES CONVENTION CENTER

The 2015 Roxbury International Film Festival takes place June 17, 2015 to June 27, 2015 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Below are films that were featured at the 2014 festival and will be screening at Top of the Rox New Years Eve 2014.

 The Best, The Boldest – 17min Director Moon Molsen. Two Army Casualty Notification Officers arrive at the Harlem projects to deliver Sayeeda Porter some news about her son serving in the war in the Middle East. But whatever it is they have to say, Sayeeda ain't trying to hear it.  (sundance official submission as well as RIFF best short winner)

Escapement – 40 min, Director Jae Williams.  Brandon a 17 year old from Boston Massachusetts turns to his musical talents to help his family. Through his journey he struggles with self identity, peer pressure, and trust. He eventually finds guidance through a man of experience and he finds confidence through a man of his past. This is a story about 3 generations of African American men who converge through jazz to tell a story of appreciation, love, and family.  

Maestra
 15 min - Director Catherine Murphy. Maestro explores the experience of eight women who, as young girls, taught on the Cuban Literacy campaign of 2961.

The Theft  21min. Director – Gauri Adelkar. Arjun and his mother Ira have just moved from the US to Mumbai. Pandu, is their new 'servant' and shy 8 year old Bhima is Pandu's son. One afternoon, a large sum of money goes missing from Ira's home and a son's loyalty to his father is put to test, as they are all thrown into a storm of revelations when Ira accuses Pandu of the theft. 

Money Box
 -  5m Director Muzappar Osman.   Greed, money and human nature prevail in this captivating short.

Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Hynes Convention Center Room 308 900 Boylston St Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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