Unrealistic VIP Film Screening and Talkback 1/17/15

Unrealistic VIP Film Screening and Talkback
Saturday, 01/17/2015 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
90 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Urgent Inc.,Rites of Passage,and Film, Art, Culture, Coding Entrepreneurship Host FilmScreening and Talkback During National Mentor Month

WHO: January celebrates National Mentor month. The students of Urgent Inc.,Rites of Passage and Film, Art, Culture, Coding Entrepreneurship will host their film series screening that brings attention to social issues that include homelessness and other social barriers.

WHAT: Screening and talk back with Director Jalen James Acosta
Feature Film
Title: Unrealistic
Directed by: Jalen James Acosta
Principal Youth Actors: Elijah Wells and Jorden Cannon
Trailer Link: http://vimeo.com/urgentinc/unrealistictrailer
Description: From the creators of “Keeping it On,” URGENT, Inc. brings you “Unrealistic” under the direction of Jalen James Acosta. This youth led film is a product from the FACE (Film Art Culture Coding Entrepreneurship) youth internship program. This film engages and educates around the issues of youth homelessness, bullying and how social and institutional barriers impact youth development.
A Project of: FACE- Film Arts Culture Coding Entrepreneurship

Short Film
Title: Keeping it On
Directed by: Jalen James Acosta
Trailer Link: http://vimeo.com/ondemand/keepingiton
Principal Youth Actors: Elijah Wells, Tanisha Fleming, Saliha Crespo, Jessica Antoine
Description: From the creators of, “She Kept Her Bra On! Chronicles of a Teenage Love Affair,” comes a new short film that compellingly explores the issues of teen dating, love, fear and hope. Filmed in Miami’s own Overtown, Director Jalen James Acosta weaves an intense, comical and real world tale on how teens navigate the complexities of family life, relationships and community pressures.
A Project of: Rites of Passage and FACE- Film Arts Culture Coding Entrepreneurship

Short Film
Title: Two Similar Strangers
Directed by: Critically Acclaimed David Frankel
Trailer Link: Pending
Description:  What happens when two teens’ lives collide when they confess a similar secret. They ultimately have to make a choice that could change their lives forever. The film promotes awareness about HIV.
A Project of: Rites of Passage and University of Miami, Adolescent Clinic, Overtown Children &Youth

WHEN: Saturday, January 17, 2015

WHERE: OCinema 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

#1- VIP Screening & Talkback
Showtime: 11:00am
Tickets: $5/students; $20 adults

#2- Open Screening
Showtime: 1:15pm
Tickets: $5/students; $15 adults

SEOPW CRA, Urgent, Inc. Health Foundation of South Florida, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Women’s Fund of Miami Dade

Event Contact: Saliha Nelson 305-205-4605 or saliha@urgentinc.org
Media contact: Harris Public Relations at 786.897.8854

About Urgent Inc.
URGENT, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) Miami,  FL based youth and community development organization dedicated to empowering young minds to transform their communities.  Guided by the principles of innovation, growth and transformation URGENT sees young people as the drivers of change and works to provide empowering opportunities to create the next generation of social change agents.

Rites of Passage

The purpose of the Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Academy is to empower youth with a developed sense of purpose and meaning,  in which to live their lives, build skills and cultivate a responsibility to engage in community as they transition from adolescence into adulthood.

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