Color of Autumn

Inspired by a true story, in 1966 Chicago a sheltered Black eight-year-old is blindsided by cruel and casual racism while playgrounding with white children.

Narrative short film Color of Autumn

depicts a precocious eight-year-old Black girl who lives with her hardworking parents and her adoring, wise grandmother in a quaint house on the Southside of Chicago. Nestled within the safety of her neighborhood and focused on the comforts and stresses of her family’s hard-won middle class life, Dottie Grimsby has little awareness of racial tension or the isolation of segregation. But she is about to find out.

Screened as part of the Deeply Poignant section.

Film Screenings

April 7 @ 12:00 pm

Regal Hollywood – screen #3


  • Country:
    United States
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
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  • Director:
    Aimiende Negbenebor Sela
  • Screenwriter:
    Constance Nicole Frierson, Rebecca Bloom, Alexandra Engelson
  • Producer:
    Pamela Weiss, Constance Nicole Frierson, Yhá Mourhia Wright, Alexandra Olivia Engelson, Rebecca Bloom

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