When and Where is the Celebration?
WHAT: The Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival is a free public event that targets the growing population of multiracial and multicultural individuals and families. The Festival brings together film and book lovers, innovative artists, and individuals and families interested in the Mixed racial and cultural experience.
WHEN: June 15 – June 17, 2012. The Festival is always held on or around June 12--the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage--and in support of Loving Day, a nationwide grassroots celebration of the anniversary. The Festival hosts the largest West Coast gathering for Loving Day. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged at www.mxroots.org.
WHO: Co-producers Fanshen Cox, Heidi Durrow, and Jennifer Frappier of the
award-winning podcast Mixed Chicks Chat (www.mixedchickschat.com) host the event which is a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts.
WHY: The Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival features artists and their work to encourage a dynamic conversation about the connectedness of all races and cultures.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: SPONSORS & DONORS:
Japanese American National Museum (www.janm.org), Zerflin.com, Moviola, Greenhouse Studios, MyJennyBook.com, and the Flourish Foundation (www.theflourishfoundation.org). Skylight Books is the Festival's official bookseller.
Confirmed Programs & Guests
Loving Prize Presentation & Mixed Unplugged:
Live Performance with Comedy, Music, Spoken Word
June 16 at 6:30pm
Dr. G. Reginald Daniel
Kim Wayans and Kevin Knotts
Mixed Unplugged Confirmed Featured Presenters
KEY & PEELE
THE GOLDEN BRIDGE COMMUNITY CHOIR
ALSO FEATURING Aaron Samuels, Fellow Rebel, Cheray O’Neil, Ryan Yamamoto, and Edye Evans Hyde & Mike Hyde.
Films to be Screened
THE LOVING STORY A Film by Nancy Buirski
FAMILY PORTRAIT IN BLACK AND WHITE A Film by Julia Ivanova
COLOR BLIND A Film by Kadija Diakite
OTHER FILMS TO BE SCREENED INCLUDE Your Own is Your Own; Unfinished; and Somebody Else, Somewhere Else: The Raymond Andrews Story.
Other Writers to Appear: Lauren Lofton, Jamie Figueroa,
Christina Guillén, Karen DeGroot Carter, Devin Hughes,