About Bar Star City
Bar Star City follows two star crossed lovers from
opposite ends of time who decide to make a bar
on the Southside of Chicago their home. The dive bar
hovers at the intersection of Time, Memory and Love and
finds "the magic in the ordinary" among its cast of offbeat
patrons. Think the TV sitcom Cheers meets Flying Lotus meets that wacky dream you had last night. A Sci-Fi film with Afrofuturist themes, Bar Star City looks at love, deception, memory and alienation among a group of not so regular regulars who just want a place to call home.
Bar Star City is all about that spacetastic life. Directed and written by Ytasha L. Womack, Bar Star City promises to be a world of wonder. Thanks to our Indiegogo supporters and the love form Shadow & Act, our film is in flight. Cheers!
About the Producers & Director
A Mermaid, a Divergent, and a Unicorn meet at a bar to produce an Afrofuturist film about their beloved city..Chicago.
Ytasha Womack, Head Mermaid in Charge,(Producer/Director/Writer) is the author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi & Fantasy Culture as well as Rayla 2212. Previous films (The Engagement, Love Shorts) are romantic comedies and were screened at The American Black Film Fest (The Engagement was nominated for Best Film) and the Black Harvest Film Festival among others. She's been published in a host of publications on Planet Earth. She coedited Beats, Rhymes and Life: What We Love and Hate About Hip Hop and is the author of Post Black. She swims the galaxy lecturing on Afrofuturism and the power of the imagination and leads dance workshops, too.
Tiffany Tapley, The Divergent, (Coproducer) is a Digital Strategist/Entertainment Tech Geek who's worked with Nike, Sony Pictures, and the Academy Awards. As associate producer short mobile film 'Patty Cake' was the 2014 winner of the Indi.com Horror Mobile Film Competition.
Aisha Murff, Unicorn Rising, (Coproducer) is an innovative media relations professional. Previous clients included Ebony Magazine, NBA, Bravo Network and Lafayette 148 for Neiman Marcus among others. She currently heads AM Connect PR.