“The Laws of the Universe”(14 min) is offered by Chris Mangano and written by Adam Aresty, for DUST.
An inmate (who is black) waits for his parole hearing in a jail cell in Los Angeles. When they don’t come for his, his mother calls and tells him to look at the TV. A spaceship hovers over downtown LA, and it seems people are being sucked up.
No one can help him get food until a white jailer shows up, with a flashlight device that lets him teleport himself. The inmate gets out of prison by wrestling the device away.
I am reminded of the film “Skyline” (See cf blog, Nov. 14. 2010).