Thursday August 1 – 9:15 PM
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES
When the anti-immigrant candidate wins the presidency, a jaded Latina news producer sheds her cynicism and reconnects with her suppressed activist side—on live TV.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)
Born in Harlem, New York, Thembi was a 2017 Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow whose short film Suitable was a finalist at ABFF 2018. She recently wrote on Season 2 of Showtime’s Golden Globe®-nominated series SMILF, and is currently staffed on a new series for Apple. During the 2018 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship program, Thembi directed Unimundo 45, written by 2017 Writing Fellow Claudia Forestieri. Based on Claudia’s real-life experiences at Telemundo, the pilot revolves around a Spanish-language news producer who unexpectedly becomes a symbol for the Resistance. Thembi has been recently selected to participate in Paul Feig’s incubator initiative Powderkeg: Fuse.