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Rich Kids presented by the Washington West Film Festival

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Bow Tie Cinemas Reston Town Center 11 & BTX

11940 Market St

Reston, VA 20190

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Rich Kids is a film that sympathetically views the modern-day and ongoing challenges of economic disparities, gentrification, displacement and evictions through the lens of Latino and Afro-Latino American youth. Matías is a bright teenager whose family struggles with harsh financial troubles. When he discovers “Los Ricos,” a wealthy family, are out of town, Matías breaks into their mansion, where he and his friends spend an afternoon basking in the good life. The party is soon disrupted when a trouble-making relative shows up uninvited. At its heart, Rich Kids is about a young man’s transformation from the person he thinks he's supposed to be into the person he really is, as he comes to terms with the realities and consequences of living in a community ravaged by the wealth gap and income inequality.

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Laura Somers is originally from Pasadena, TX. She wants to live in a world where female directors are hired for 51% of the jobs in film and television. She is a solid, nurturing, and enthusiastic director committed to being an in demand film director. Laura’s directing strengths lie with her solid storytelling skills, powerful use of imagery, and her ability to inspire passionate performances from actors.

A graduate of NYU's TISCH School of the Arts, Laura's work has been highlighted on BrevityTV.com, The W Hotels, UCLA Medical Center, American Theater Magazine, New York Magazine and Vanity Fair. Her films have played at festivals around the world and her work has received financial support from IBM, the Austin Arts Commission, and Banana Republic. Between 1999 – 2001, she was Co-Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed award-winning theater company the dirigo group in Austin, TX. Having directed over 30 plays, her work with the dirigo group was honored by American Theater Magazine as one of twelve rising American theater companies “to watch” that were “hot, hip and on the verge”. She recently was named as one of SHOOT Magazine's up and coming directors of 2016.

From 2006-2014, she was a Editor on reality tv, films, web series and commercials for networks including TruTv, Spike, SyFy, TV One, MSN.com and Lifetime. In addition to being a filmmaker, she also teaches aspiring screenwriters with the Wounded Warrior Project and the Writer's Guild Association. She lives in Los Angeles.

Laura Somers (Director, Producer, and Co-Writer),David Saldaña (Co-Writer & Co-Producer), Eddie Rodriguez (Producer), and Justin Rodriguez (Cast) will participate in a Q&A following the screening.

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