10. HIS GOOD WILL This short film from director Cayman Grant finds Will (Donis Leonoard Jr.), a poor little black boy, collecting bottles anywhere he can find them in a small town on a hot summer day in the 1950s. After turning his bounty in for spare change from Mr. Cooper (James Avery), Will goes to a diner filled with white customers and waitresses for a plate of “fried potatoes.” Don’t watch what ensues if watery eyes and a lumpy throat bother you. (MC) Edwards Island 2, (949) 640-1218. Fri., April 24, 2:30 p.m.
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