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Lights, Camera, Ladies in Action!

February 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


NOTE: All seating is first come first serve.

A ticket does not guarantee a seat.

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Women of Color Unite and The Los Angeles Film School present

Lights, Camera, Ladies in Action!

 Join us for the first installment of a two-part showcase featuring short films by women of color. Screenings will be followed by a panel with the film’s directors.

 6363 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood CA, 90028

Main Theatre

Friday, February 28, 2020



Films and panelists to be featured:

I CAN by Director Diana Elizabeth Jordan

The movie follows Ellis as she is emotionally and psychologically bombarded by her friends, family and her mentor in an attempt tp combat an unstoppable foe, herself.

EFFIE on the OTHER SIDE of the GUN by Producer Marlynne Frierson Cooley

Effie on the Other Side of the Gun is a narrated short that gives a glimpse into the life of Effie Childs. We are taken back to the 1950’s and come to understand Effie’s struggles as a woman and wife in a small Alabama town. Effie is at a standoff with a mob of men looking for justice after the death of a local store owner. Her determination to foil the mobs’ lynching plan forces her to stand her ground not in an act of desperation but rather reflection on the events that led
to this tense showdown.

AUDREY’S POEM by Director Moni Vargas

Audrey processes the abuse her mother suffered at the hands of an ex-boyfriend by writing about it for a high school poetry slam.

GLIMPSE by Director Peres Owino

Inspired by true events, GLIMPSE follows an elderly gentleman as he prepares for his day while listening to his wife’s voice messages.

BOXED by Director Wanjiru Njendu

The film is a fictionalized short film based on the true story of Henry “Box” Brown a slave who mailed himself to freedom in 1849 shot as a psychological thriller.

WHERE IS BEAUTY by Writer April Mabry

An introspective visual artist dealing with the pressures of social media embarks on a journey of self-discovery capturing everyday life through hashtags which unexpectedly transforms her perspective of beauty.

MR. WINDY by Director Rachel F. Betts

 While facing life’s challenges, a man takes on the impossible.

 About the moderator:


Cheryl L. Bedford, a NAACP Image Award Nominee for “Dark Girls” and Baltimore native, holds a BFA from NYU’s TSOA and MFA in Producing from AFI. She is currently based in Los Angeles, CA. As a Production Manager, Line Producer, and Producer, Cheryl has worked on countless film/tv/digital projects, including 16 Independent Features. Ms. Bedford served as CFO and Supervising Producer for a boutique studio. She was formerly Chair of Diversity Development and a Producing Instructor at a Film School in Los Angeles, California. As Chair, Ms. Bedford developed the Diversity Series, the Industry Lab (creating a bridge from school to
work), among other initiatives. She has also taught The Art of Line Producing at UCLA Extension in Westwood, CA. Ms. Bedford formed her own company, Cheryl L. Bedford Productions, in January of 2001. In her spare time, she judges film festivals.

More recently, Ms. Bedford founded Women of Color Unite, her 501(c)(3), which purpose is to help WOC get Hired, get their projects Funded and get their content Distributed. From the members of WOC Unite, Cheryl created The JTC List. The JTC List is a Google Doc of 1k+ Women of Color in Entertainment, which is being shared throughout the Industry. Never again will someone be able to say, they can’t find any WOC for any job above or below the line. The list is named after her mother, Joan Theresa Curtis, an activist, warrior and Ms. Bedford’s biggest fan, who passed away in 2016.

****This ticket does not guarantee a seat ****

 We take a larger number of RSVPs than seats available to compensate for the no-show percentage so all seating is first come first serve. If tickets are sold out you are welcome to show up and you will be seated if room becomes available. LA Film School students / staff / faculty / alumni, please line up inside the theatre lobby. Use of cell phones or computers during the screening is strictly prohibited and you will be asked to leave.


February 28
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


The Los Angeles Film School
6363 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States


The Los Angeles Film School


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