Slim Pickins

Justin Jeffers
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On the corner of Main Street in Stephenville, Texas, sits ‘Slim Pickins Outfitters', the first Black- owned outdoor outfitter shop in the Country. Owned by Jahmicah Dawes and his wife, Heather, the shop has become a staple in the community that represents fellowship, allyship, and outfitting friends for their next adventure. Like most small businesses, Covid-19 put more stress on their business and mental health than anticipated. But through it all, they continue to tell a story of hope and reconciliation, of community, and of friendship in an America that desperately needs to hear it.
Showtimes
Movie Tavern 4
March 26, 2022 1:30 PM
Virtual 2
March 27, 2022 12:30 PM
Project Type: 
Short
TRT: 
15 mins
Credits: 

Director: Justin Jeffers                                    

Producer: Abdul Kassamali                                      

Associate Producers: Davis Goslin, Greg Balkin                          

Editor: Tim Kressin                        

Cinematographer: Greg Balkin

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