BROOKLYN GANGSTER (2012, U.S., 118 min.): Protagonist Jose Lucas challenges the term “gangster” in this fictional story of conviction, incarceration and entrapment in America’s thorny justice system. Thu., June 21, 5 p.m.
REVELATION BLUE (2012, U.S, 64 min.): Local director Tony Lankford brings viewers into troubled hoods (not unlike certain areas of Philly) where the laws of God are difficult to maintain. Thu., June 21, 7 p.m.
CAN’T SELL DRUGS IN THE LIB NO MORE (2012, U.S., 17 min.): Philly’s Milton McGriff directs this short about the contemporary drug scene. Thu., June 21, 8:05 p.m.
OUR SECRETS (2012, U.S., 120 min.): This playful comedy by local auteur Aaminah Thompson follows a physician with a dark secret. Thu., June 21, 8:25 p.m.
THE FRANK MATTHEWS STORY (2012, U.S., 83 min.): Ron Chepesiuk and Alan Bradley’s doc trails the infamous kingpin who disappeared with a girlfriend and 15 million bucks in 1973. Sat., June 23, noon.
THE HOUSE OF SEVILLE (2011, New Zealand, 18 min.): Kiwi director John Calder brings us an animated suburbia in which the grand and ghastly Carmen haunts the town of Henderson. (Imagine The Sims characters engaged in an operatic ghost story. ) Sat., June 23, 1:25 p.m.
CAPOEIRA: FLY AWAY BEETLE (2009, Brazil, 70 min.): Mysticism and modernity shape the hybrid world of the Brazilian-African martial art Capoeira. Sat., June 23, 1:45 p.m.
THE WERETH 11 (2011, U.S., 60 min.): Though Philadelphia-made, director Robert Child’s setting is far from home — the WWII story follows the 333rd Tank Battalion’s 11 African-American soldiers, who were hunted by Nazis during the Battle of the Bulge. Sat., June 23, 3 p.m.
THE DARK SIDE OF CHOCOLATE (2011, U.S./Ivory Coast, 46 min.): See Shaun Brady’s review, here. Sat., June 23, 4:05 p.m.
DEATH IN THE FAMILY (2012, U.S., 15 min.): Luchina Fisher directed this heart-wrenching tale of a father who brings home an old flame after the death of his wife. Obvs, his daughters aren’t so pleased. Sat., June 23, 4:55 p.m.
THE HARVEST/LA COSHECHA (2011, U.S., 80 min.): See Shaun Brady’s review, here. Sat., June 23, 5:15 p.m.
All films showing at African American Museum, $8-$60, 701 Arch St., 215-574-0380, philafilm.org.