REAL TO REEL GLOBAL COMMUNITY SCREENING: LIFETIME'S "I AM SOMEBODY'S CHILD"

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LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL

6363 SUNSET BOULEVARD

MAIN THEATRE

Los Angeles, CA - California 90028

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BETTER YOUTH, in partnership with LIFETIME and THE LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL, is facilitating a purposed pre-viewing discussion and viewing with a special group of foster and former foster youth around themes that emerge in this revealing film. Through this Lifetime project, we hope to nurture a sense of cultural compassion, stimulate an enhanced awareness, and give voice to youth allowing them to share their thoughts and concerns within the context of the film and their own lives.

This viewing will be facilitatted by program participants and mentors. Real To Reel Global Youth Film Festival is a community-based platform and production internship track powered by Better Youth.

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6:30p Red Carpet Mixer | 7:00p Pre-Viewing Panel | 7:30p-9:00p Screening



ABOUT THE FILM

I Am Somebody’s Child tells the journey of a young African American girl (Angela Fairley) who navigates over 30 foster homes and psychiatric facilities before age 18, and the one woman, Jeanne (Ginnifer Goodwin), who she developed a deep bond with. After Jeanne’s unsuccessful attempt to adopt Regina due to a racially motivated ruling, their bond is forced apart. After 25 years, Jeanne is finally able to adopt Regina in the same courthouse that denied them previously.

Moved by Regina Louise and her harrowing story navigating the broken system, Bishop T.D. Jakes has joined the movie as an executive producer to bring additional attention to the need for foster care reform.

TRAILER LINK: https://bit.ly/2OPhbDD



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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

We strongly suggest 18+ over for foster and former foster youth. If you are a minor, we prefer you to attend the screening with a mentor, foster parent, CASA, mentor or legal guardian.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available in the parking structures for LA Film School located on Ivar & Sunset and Ivar & Selma. The parking rate for LA Film School events is $6. Metered street parking is also available.

Email us at realtoreel@betteryouth.org to request a parking map.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at realtoreel@betteryouth.org with any questions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. You can provide a digital copy of your Eventbrite ticket. Your name will also be on our guest list at check in.



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LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL

6363 SUNSET BOULEVARD

MAIN THEATRE

Los Angeles, CA - California 90028

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