Feature Films

The Nine O'clock Whistle

November 19, 2021 | Sarasota Film Festival | Leave a Comment

For years on Saturday night, white authorities in Enfield, N.C. blew a siren, warning Blacks to clear the downtown streets. This curfew was one of many demeaning practices used to keep the Black population separate and unequal. One fateful night, three days after the March on Washington, hundreds of Blacks on the streets of downtown Enfield refused to heed the blowing of the nine o’clock whistle.


The Nine O’clock Whistle tells the story of a dramatic cultural shift that rocked the segregated town of Enfield from 1963 to 1965 through the narratives of Willa Cofield, her former students, and current residents of the town. The video documents the racial indignities, segregation practices, and labor exploitation of the time.

The story offers a supreme example of how the civil rights grapevine grew from one small act of resistance in Enfield to envelope an entire region. The documentary brings hope, spirit and encouragement to those struggling to overcome entrenched, powerful, and oppressive forces.

The Nine O’clock Whistle

November 18, 2021 | Sarasota Film Festival | Leave a Comment

For years on Saturday night, white authorities in Enfield, N.C. blew a siren, warning Blacks to clear the downtown streets. This curfew was one of many demeaning practices used to keep the Black population separate and unequal. One fateful night, three days after the March on Washington, hundreds of Blacks on the streets of downtown Enfield refused to heed the blowing of the nine o’clock whistle.


The Nine O’clock Whistle tells the story of a dramatic cultural shift that rocked the segregated town of Enfield from 1963 to 1965 through the narratives of Willa Cofield, her former students, and current residents of the town. The video documents the racial indignities, segregation practices, and labor exploitation of the time.

The story offers a supreme example of how the civil rights grapevine grew from one small act of resistance in Enfield to envelope an entire region. The documentary brings hope, spirit and encouragement to those struggling to overcome entrenched, powerful, and oppressive forces.

Monopoly Money

November 18, 2021 | Sarasota Film Festival | Leave a Comment

Crime thriller, directed by local filmmaker Will Mauricette.


Fed up with tirelessly working day in and day out just to provide for their families and have nothing to show for it, two friends, CJ and Speedy, begin to explore different ways to bring in more money and bring it in quickly. After a failed attempt, a desperate CJ becomes increasingly more motivated to switch their strategy up, even if it becomes unlawful and may put one of their lives in jeopardy. With CJ and Speedy now rolling in cash flow, a well-known affiliated gang member Brickz starts to become envious seeing one’s success that isn’t his own. In this fast-paced, drama-filled thriller, gang member Brickz will try to stop them by any means necessary. In a series of tragic events, CJ and Speedy realize that escaping this life they are now invested in won’t be that easy.


WARNING: MATURE SUBJECT MATTER


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