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Tickets are NOW Sold Out to Our LA Film Fest Event this Thursday! Thank You to Everyone Who Got Their Free Tickets! Didn’t Get Yours? Come to the Event and Wait in the Rush Line! Entry Will Still be Free!

  • In the age of #BlackLivesMatter, mass die-ins and other new forms of activism spreading among millennials and communities of color, #BlackLifeBlackProtest looks at the ways in which film and digital content can be used as an effective tool for social change. The event includes a screening of socially relevant short films exploring themes of police violence, implicit bias, black identity and human rights by some of the most compelling voices in film today, followed by a public dialogue with noted artists, activists and educators: http://bit.ly/BLBP2015 
  • Social Justice at the Forefront of LA Film Fest’s #BlackLifeBlackProtest Event (June 11): http://bit.ly/1FMhdOW via Shadow and Act

Check Out the Official List of Short Films Screening During #BlackLifeBlackProtest Below:

  • #AmeriCAN, dir. Nate Parker, 2014: An LAPD officer working the night beat in inner city LA responds to a convenience store break-in. When chasing down the perpetrator, he’s in for a terrible surprise.
  • BlackCard, dir. Pete Chatmon, 2015: In a culture requiring an ID card and commitment to the code, an African-American couple is about to find out just how far the boundaries can be pushed.
  • Counter, dir. Nicholas Bouier, 2015: Based on a true story, this historical short depicts Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin as he spends a day in a Southern town’s dinerbefore a march with Dr. King.
  • Protect & Serve, dir. Jai Tiggett, 2015: This satirical short film raises issues of police violence, racial profiling, and effective community policing through the lens of a 90-day body camera trial.
  • Question Bridge: Black Males, dir. Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas, 2015: This acclaimed transmedia project returns to the Los Angeles Film Festival to premiere new content surrounding black male identity.
  • Wade in the Water: Movement Talk, dir. Terrance Pitts, 2015: Congressman John Lewis reflects on his decades-long involvement in the Civil Rights Movement and its relevance to today’s human rights struggle.
  • We Demand Justice for Renisha McBride, dir. dream hampton, 2015: Acclaimed filmmaker and social justice organizer dream hampton follows the campaign for an indictment for the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

Blackout for Human Rights is a network of filmmakers, artists, activists, musicians, lawyers, tastemakers and concerned citizens who commit their energy and resources to immediately address the staggering level of human rights violations and injustices against fellow Americans throughout the United States: http://bit.ly/1r5eUz5

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Weepah Way for Now starring Aly & Aj Michalka

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Hey look! LA Film Fest promised us some footage from Gravity Falls Live! and they delivered. Above is toward the end of the live reading PLUS the alternate ending to Gideon’s Bill summoning, and Hirsch’s amazing Gideon impression.

Be sure to leave a comment on their video thanking them!

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We’re honored to announce that Blackout for Human Rights is hosting LA Film Fest’s #BlackLifeBlackProtest Program: http://bit.ly/1bPJOuO. Bridging content creation and social justice issues, #BlackLifeBlackProtest’s curated selection of socially relevant short films precedes a public dialogue among noted artists, activists and educators.

  • In the age of #BlackLivesMatter, mass die-ins and other new forms of activism spreading among millennials and communities of color, #BlackLifeBlackProtest looks at the ways in which film and digital content can be used as an effective tool for social change. The event includes a screening of socially relevant short films exploring themes of police violence, implicit bias, black identity and human rights by some of the most compelling voices in film today, followed by a public dialogue with noted artists, activists and educators.

Official List of Short Films Screening During #BlackLifeBlackProtest:

  • #AmeriCAN, dir. Nate Parker, 2014: An LAPD officer working the night beat in inner city LA responds to a convenience store break-in. When chasing down the perpetrator, he’s in for a terrible surprise.
  • BlackCard, dir. Pete Chatmon, 2015: In a culture requiring an ID card and commitment to the code, an African-American couple is about to find out just how far the boundaries can be pushed.
  • Counter, dir. Nicholas Bouier, 2015: Based on a true story, this historical short depicts Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin as he spends a day in a Southern town’s dinerbefore a march with Dr. King.
  • Protect & Serve, dir. Jai Tiggett, 2015: This satirical short film raises issues of police violence, racial profiling, and effective community policing through the lens of a 90-day body camera trial.
  • Question Bridge: Black Males, dir. Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas, 2015: This acclaimed transmedia project returns to the Los Angeles Film Festival to premiere new content surrounding black male identity.
  • Wade in the Water: Movement Talk, dir. Terrance Pitts, 2015: Congressman John Lewis reflects on his decades-long involvement in the Civil Rights Movement and its relevance to today’s human rights struggle.
  • We Demand Justice for Renisha McBride, dir. dream hampton, 2015: Acclaimed filmmaker and social justice organizer dream hampton follows the campaign for an indictment for the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.
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Gravity Falls Live! | 2014 LA Film Fest - (full presentation)