september, 2018

sat29sep2:00 pmsat3:30 pmFeaturedLocal Sightings 2018 – Grrrl JusticeScreening & Artist Talk w/ Shontina Vernon2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th AveCountry:USA

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2:00pm-3:30pm: Screening and Artist Talk

NWFF Local Sightings Festival is proud to host filmmaker, Shontina Vernon, for a public screening followed by a conversation with cast and crew members.

Grrrl Justice is a short narrative film exploring the pathways of girls and queer youth of color into the juvenile justice system. It uses gender and sexuality as a framework for understanding their rising rates of incarceration. Through the lead characters in this powerful triptych, we also come to understand the power of story and the necessity of art and youth led community spaces in their healing and liberation.

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Shontina VernonShontina Vernon

Shontina Vernon is a theatre artist/filmmaker/ musician/creative facilitator/ and educator. She works across mediums centering the narratives of traditionally marginalized communities. Vernon is a recipient of the 2016-18 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation “Artist as Activist” Fellowship for the creation of the Visionary Justice StoryLab, a collaboratory of interdisciplinary artists, activists, media makers and community members working to address the impact of systemic oppression through story and performance based healing practices. She is also this year’s Herb Alpert/MacDowell Colony Fellow in Theatre and a 2017 MAP Fund grantee. Learn more about Visionary Justice StoryLab

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(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Northwest Film Forum

1515 12th Ave