"CREATING FREEDOM: THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH", "Lez-Bi En", "Kindness Boomerang", and "Admissions"
FEATURE: "CREATING FREEDOM: THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH"
Directors: Raoul Martinez and Joshua van Praag
Our starting point in life is one of passive reliance on forces over which we have no control. From birth onwards our minds are a battleground of competing forces: familial, educational, cultural and professional. The outcome of this battle not only determines who we become, but the society we create.
Imagine two enemy combatants on a battlefield. Suppose it were possible to go back in time and swap them at birth, so that each baby would be raised in the other culture. Is it not inevitable that each would end up fighting for the other side -- fighting for a different flag, a different religion, a different ideology?
The film uses this thought experiment as a starting point to explore the following questions: Do the forces that shape us serve the interests of those doing the shaping? If we're simply a product of biological and environmental influences, can we be free?
"Lez-Bi En" Director: Jeylina Ever
Reflections of a lesbian who represses her sexuality because of family and social pressures.
"Kindness Boomerang" Director: Orly Wahba
A short film about the enduring domino effects of something as simple as "kindness."
"Admissions" Director: Harry Kakatsakis
Starring Academy Award nominee James Cromwell, a transformational tale about what it takes to find lasting peace, even in war-torn places like the Middle East. This modern parable is set in the Admissions Room for the afterlife.
NOTE: Feature Film Preceded by Short Films.
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (View)
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|