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Human Rights Series: ‘Lost in America’ Screening and Discussion

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series presents a special advanced screening and panel discussion of Lost in America, a feature documentary that follows director Rotimi Rainwater’s journey of shining a light on youth homelessness in America.

This film takes a look at this pandemic and highlights the issues of human trafficking, the foster care system, youth rejected because of their sexuality, domestic violence, abuse, and more.

The film includes appearances by singers Jon Bon Jovi and Jewel, actors Halle Berry and Rosario Dawson, and US Senator Patrick Leahy. The film was shown out of competition at the Bentonville Film Festival.

Lost in America is a continuation of Rotimi Rainwater’s journey of shining the light on youth homelessness after directing the feature film Sugar.

Where: Thursday, November 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

Admission is free. To RSVP, please visit http://bit.ly/HRSS-2019Nov5. For more information, please contact Joy Tribble at (323) 848-6360 or jtribble@weho.org.  

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City to Commemorate Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Roe

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board will join with the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW|LA) for Roe at 47: Brave Past, Endangered Future, a free event to commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, and to reaffirm support for women, the right to choose, and accessibility to healthcare.

#RoeAt47 will take place on Thursday, January 30 at 6 p.m. at the NCJW|LA Council House, located at 543 N. Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. #RoeAt47 is an interactive event focused on activism, reflection and movement building. The evening will feature a special “sneak peek” screening of the new short film Jane by award-winning director Natalija Vekic, which was inspired by the Jane Collective, a group of women in Chicago who provided abortions when the procedure was still illegal.

The event will also feature a panel discussion with the filmmaker and cast members Mekenna Melvin, Leah Monnette, Tyra Colar, and Jonetta Kaiser moderated by City of West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Lindsey P. Horvath.  

The panel discussion will be followed by a briefing about the status of Roe v. Wade with special guest speaker Celinda Vázquez, Chief External Affairs Officer of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. The program will also include interactive opportunities for attendees to take action.

To RSVP please visit tiny.cc//Roe47 or email advocacy@ncjwla.org.

For more information, please contact Larissa Fooks, the City of West Hollywood’s Community Events Coordinator at (323) 848-6413 or at lfooks@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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Women In Film Short Films Screenings January 22

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — Presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood, Women In Film hosts a special screening of member-directed short films.

Each year, Women In Film hosts a screening of member-directed short films. Join us for a chance to get to know the talented filmmakers behind these projects.

The screening will be followed by a panel and reception featuring filmmakers Hélöise Chung, Michelle Salcedo, Becca Park, Sarah Smith, Angela Chen, So Young Shelly Yo, and Martina Lee.

Here’s the lineup for the films that will be screened:

  • I’M OKAY, YOU’RE OK
    Directed by Hélöise Chung & Romain Laurent
    Written by Hélöise Chung
  • PIEL CANELA (CINNAMON SKIN)
    Written & Directed by Michelle Salcedo
  • SPEAK EASY, B
    Directed by Becca Park & Jun Shimizu
    Written by Becca Park
  • BLACK HAT
    Directed by Sarah Smith
    Written by Phillip Guttmann
  • OUR HOME HERE
    Directed by Angela Chen
    Written by Angela Chen & Yumiko Fukiwara
  • MOONWALK WITH ME
    Written & Directed by So Young Shelly Yo
  • BLACK BOY JOY
    Directed by Marina Lee
    Written by Michelle Sam

WIF members: free
non-WIF members: $10

To RSVP, check out womeninfilm/event

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the screening begins promptly at 7:00 p.m

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

For more details, please visit www.womeninfilm.org.

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New Screening Series Aims to Connect Stars, Studios and Charities

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (Los Angeles Times) — One of the many luxe features of the Edition hotel that opened in West Hollywood last month is a 90-seat state-of-the-art screening room.

The amenity was quickly brought to the attention of Southern California’s fashion and entertainment heavyweights at a star-studded Nov. 15 dinner hosted by Gia Coppola, Demi Moore, Natasha Lyonne and Elvis Mitchell that saw Jeremy Scott, Amanda de Cadenet and David Furnish rubbing elbows with the likes of Alex Israel, Scott Sternberg, Jacqui Getty and Rick Owens (the last of these all the more impressive given that Owens hadn’t been back to the city where he launched his career in 16 years).

The dinner was to celebrate a screening series partnership between the hotel and RAD (short for Red Carpet Advocacy), a philanthropy launched earlier this year […]

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