Lauren is a Jewish American who grew up idolizing Anne Frank. Having received a final call back for a professional production of “The Diary of Anne Frank”, Lauren believes she is a shoe-in for the role. That is until she sees Mia, a Black actress from her conservatory, is her competition. This powerful film brings to the surface the ever-present questions of representation in casting: what do we consider a universal role, how does modern casting rectify the injustices in years past, and how do casting directors decide who is best for a role?The most important questions to tackle are often the most uncomfortable.
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- Oct 21 (Sat): After Dark – 8pm