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For the half-dozen films featuring or directed by African Americans included in the lineup of Cinema St. Louis’ 11th Annual Stella Artois St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase, the subject matter manages to create an instant connection with the audiences.
Shorts that offer interesting perspectives ““ both heavy and humorous ““ on relationships and a full-length feature that highlights the drive to create a top-notch sports program are sure to engage and inspire.
Robert Herrera’s The Gray Seasons is a touching and emotional inside look at SLU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Shimmy Gray-Miller as she joins the program with big dreams of taking her team to the top of national rankings.
The film follows the tradition of great sports docs that take viewers on a journey with the range of emotions from thrilling victory to crushing defeat and back again over the course of the entire collegiate sports career of the young women she brought in as freshmen.