a public event
Film Screening: Family Portrait in Black and White
Los Angeles Film Festival. June 19 and June 23.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Family Portrait in Black and White
Canada | DIR Julia Ivanova
Olga Nenya is a single Ukrainian woman raising 20 foster children on her own. Despite the poverty and racism surrounding her, she is determined to raise the children, many of whom are biracial, with love and a sense of safety and responsibility. Olga believes in strength in numbers and counts on the children to support and protect each other out in the community. But while all the children are grateful to have a home, some of them struggle with what they see as a dictatorship, and the viewer is forced to ask if Olga’s mothering is purely altruistic or bordering on obsessive.
Sunday, June 19, 12:45 PM, Regal 11
Thursday, June 23, 8:30 PM, Regal 14
Now in its 17th year, Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Los Angeles Times, showcases the best of American and international cinema. The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival takes place June 16-26, 2011 in downtown Los Angeles. The Festival screens more than 200 features, shorts, documentaries and music videos from more than 40 countries. The Festival connects the movie-loving public to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent in the heart of Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world.
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Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Los Angeles Film Festival