PTAFF 2019 Schedule

Festival Locations
Day 1-3: Raleigh Studios | 5300 Melrose Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90038
Day 4: Complex Theatre Hollywood | 6476 Santa Monica Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90038

DAY ONE - Thursday, November 7th

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
(Douglas Fairbanks Theatre)
The Chains on Edward Bailey [9:30]
The Marsden Motion [12:29]
Moving Forward [20:00]
Dear Life [17:38]

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Douglas Fairbanks Theatre)
Public Forum #1
Hey God, Remember Me? The Call on Faith from the Incarcerated
Many people call on God in a time of need. Time alone also allows us to reflect on our actions, giving us time to think about our creation and rediscover our relationship with God. It is therefore no surprise that many incarcerated people turn to God in their time of need. How does a turn to God really impact the lives of the incarcerated while serving time and if/when they are released?

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
(Douglas Fairbanks Theatre)
Shark Extinction [1:27:00]

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
(Douglas Fairbanks Theatre)
Homeless Ashes [1:57:00]

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
(Douglas Fairbanks Theatre)
Opening Night Reception/Blue Carpet

8:00 PM
(Chaplin Theatre)
Opening Night Film: TBA

DAY TWO - Friday, November 8th

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Douglass Fairbanks Theatre)
Before Darkness [14:30]
In Colors [15:00]
Waiting Under One Roof [31:13]
Pixán: The Ghost of Góngora [4:19]

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Douglass Fairbanks Theatre)
The Creepy Line 1:21:00
Without Any Reason 10:04

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
(Douglass Fairbanks Theatre)
The Mystery of a Buryat Lama [1:34:00]
Finish Line [12:15]

5:00 PM - 6:45 PM (YOUTH PROGRAM)
(Mary Pickford Theater)
Fishnet and the Fish [8:37]
Cleats [10:30]
Kurupted [14:01]
Reward Offered [7:39]
Fix My Kix [6:44]
System Failure [9:49]
Dark Chocolate [10:45]
Coffin Decollette [5:00]

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(Mary Pickford Theater)
Screenplay Reading: O2 by Dorothee Kocks

5:45 PM -6:45 PM
When I’m 64: New opportunities for older women in entertainment

Is it a fantasy to think that tentative steps toward greater inclusiveness in Hollywood might extend to older women? To older women of color? Recently, the ReFrame™ advocacy partnership reported measurable results in Hollywood’s gender-diversity challenges. What new allies might step forward in this changed environment? Share your experiences with other industry professionals in a cocktail-party panel facilitated by Dorothee Kocks, winner of the 2018 PTAFF TV pilot competition for O2.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open Mic - Featuring LA’s top musicians, spoken word artists, and comedians

8:45 PM - 10:00 PM
(Douglas Fairbanks Theatre)
Plenty to Say: The Radical Murals of Mary Perry Stone [9:05]
A Mothers Cry [17:30]
Deadwater [13:31]
Hotel Everest [39:00]
The Curious Scroll [17:45]

DAY THREE - Saturday, November 9th

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
(Douglas Fairbanks Theatre)
Reading of Saturday in the Park by Oriana McDuffie

12:00 PM -1:15 PM
(Douglas Fairbanks Theatre)
Public Forum #3
Race: On Ownership of Racial Identity and its Global Impact
Most people who are considered racial minorities are suffering in our nation. They are not enjoying the right to ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’ Are racial minorities powerless in their fight to secure these inalienable rights? Is race a social construct or a genetic and biological reality? Race, or racial identity has played a major role in the oppression and inequities experienced by people identified as non-white. In order to understand how we can end racial inequities and discrimination, and live according to the real or imagined ideals espoused by the Founding Fathers, we must engage in conversation to unpack our individual role, the government’s role, and our domestic and international role in achieving equality and ending racism.

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
(Douglas Fairbanks Theatre)
Education of a Negro [1:57:00]

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
(Douglas Fairbanks Theatre)
A German King [20:00]
Fort Still [4:14]
15 Minutes [16:06]
Shattered Lenses [17:00]
Pride and Prejudice

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
(Mary Pickford Theatre)
Public Forum #4
I’m Mixed-ish My Race, My Choice! Right?
Conversations about ‘mixed-race’ people are beginning to increase across the national stage. As race, ethnicity, culture, and heritage mix together more and more, many mixed-race people still feel like they must choose one of their identities over the other. This issue is even more complicated as it relates to racism and the fight for change. How does this reality impact mixed-race people and their choices as they navigate injustice?

6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
(Douglas Fairbanks Theatre)
AMARUKAFO ADEBISA: African-American Ancestral Divination [2:17:00]

6:45 PM- 8:45 PM
(Mary Pickford Theatre)
Living in Future’s past [1:23:30]
Plume The LA Exide Contamination [15:11]

9:00 PM - 10:45 PM
(Mary Pickford Theatre)
Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All [1:30:00]

DAY FOUR - Sunday, November 10th

Complex Theatre Hollywood

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Public Forum #5
Fusing Faith and Activism
Exploring the role of religion/faith in the fight for social justice.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Theatrical Performance: Wedlock of the Gods by Zulu Sofola

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Public Forum #6
The Return to Indigenous Religions and its Impact on Today’s Society
The return to Indigenous Religions is on the rise. As information becomes more accessible and people become disillusioned with organized religion, more are tuning into their spirituality as a way to get back to basics, back to nature, and find peace and purpose. Unfortunately, practitioners of Indigenous Religions are often mischaracterized as devil-worshippers. These religions and their followers are viewed through the lens of White European Christian males whose presupposition is that these ‘ungodly’ practitioners need to be converted.

5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Closing Reception

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Theatrical Performance: Wedlock of the Gods by Zulu Sofola