In The Weeds by Clayton Allis & Doug E. Doug
Shaunte, a free-spirited girl from Harlem, has fallen for K, a handsome transplant from London, whose mental scars have been awoken by the pandemic. The remedy, Shaunte believes, is outside, everywhere, from medicinal weeds sprouting out of sidewalks in the Bronx, to magic mushrooms in Queens. K is falling in love too, but afraid to leave his apartment. Meanwhile, Larry, Shaunte’s chronically suspicious father, has been running all over NYC looking for her. Larry’s floral business has gone under, and he’s desperate to make amends, but why will no one tell him where she is?
When K finally leaves his apartment, he goes in search of Shaunte with the help of a couple of quirky brujos, or healing witches, who send him on a mind-opening trip. At the same time, Larry winds up in the middle of a rally on the Brooklyn bridge and realizes why he cannot find Shaunte.
Screening with the shorts
Wuss by Nadine Wilson
Reckless Spirit by Vee Hua
Shorts Screen First.