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LA Film Festival Lineup

People of color have always struggled with trying to forge a place in the Hollywood film industry, and this year has been no different. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you remember the trend OscarsSoWhite going viral after, for at least the second year in a row, the Oscar nominations featured next to no people of color.

With the Los Angeles Film Festival coming up in a little less than a month, the festival announced the official line up and get this: it has people of color and women too. It’s a summer time miracle!

This year, the lineup is packed with 42 world premieres, 43% of them directed by women and 38% by people of color.

With such a diverse lineup, I’m looking forward to enjoying the festival myself. The festival will take place June 1-9 in Culver City and is said to open with the premiere of “Lowriders,” starring Demian Bichir and Eva Longoria.

You can check out the full lineup for the festival here!

Written by Christian Streaty

professional crier, twilight zone resident, recent graduate, and writer

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