Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival

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Jun 201012 Jun 201013

Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States

The Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival is a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts, and every year brings together film and book lovers, innovative and emerging artists, and Mixed families for two days of workshops, readings, film screenings, a children's event and a live performance.

The Festival has showcased many talented filmmakers, writers, and performers including Rebecca Walker, Kip Fulbeck, Danzy Senna, Kim Wayans & Kevin Knotts, Angela Nissel, Neil Aitken, Sundee Frasier, Karyn Parsons and many, many more.

The festival dates coincide with Loving Day, a global network of annual events celebrating the 1967 Loving decision affirming the right of people of different races to marry. The Loving Prize, presented during the festival, is awarded annually to outstanding artists, storytellers and community leaders for inspirational dedication to celebrating and illuminating the Mixed racial and cultural experience. Past recipients of the prize are: James McBride, Kip Fulbeck, Angela Nissel, and Maria P.P. Root.

Saturday, June 12
11:00AM-12:30PM Short film program:
Tokyo Equinox (Dir. Yuri Makino); Mixed Mexican (Dir. Thomas Lopez); Unreserved (Dir. Tracy Rector); Crayola Monologues (Dir. Nathan Gibbs); MiXeD Me & MASC (Dir. Kristen Lee)

11:00PM-4:00PM Mixed Marketplace: featuring artworks, clothing, products and organizations promoting the Mixed experience 

1:00PM-2:00PM Readings, Q&A, book signing featuring
Carleen Brice, Kevin Minh Allen, Jason Luckett, Kerina C. Pharr

2:00PM-3:15PM “Black, White and Yellow” (Dir. Nicole Koschmann)
Feature film screening and Q&A

3:30PM-4:30PM Readings, Q&A, book signing featuring
Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Tara Betts, Celina Martinez, Monique Fields

4:45PM-5:45PM “A Family is a Family is a Family: A Rosie O’Donnell Celebration” (Dir. Amy Schatz)
Feature film screening

Sunday, June 13
11:00PM-4:00PM Mixed Marketplace: featuring artworks, clothing, hair products and organizations promoting the Mixed experience

11:30AM-12:30PM Panel: “Exploring the Historical Context for Contemporary Stories of the Mixed Experience”
Moderated by KTLA’s award-winning co-anchor Frank Buckley

1:00PM-3:00PM “Off & Running” (Dir. Nicole Opper)
Feature film screening and Q&A

3:30PM-4:15PM Readings, Q&A, book signing featuring
Heidi W. Durrow, Neil Aitken, & Susan Ito

4:30PM-6:00PM Biracial Not Black Damn It-Part 2 (Dir. Carolyn Battle Cochran)
Feature film screening and Q&A

For schedule information, visit mxroots.org. The festival is free and is and open to the public!

In conjunction with the exhibition Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids by Kip Fulbeck at the Japanese American National Museum.


JANM . Atualizado em Jul 09 2010 12:14 p.m.


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