Opening Night: “MIXED” with “SWEET REFUGE” and “LUKE AND EMMA AND A GAS STATION ON FRANKLIN AVENUE”
- 82 mins
In this program
Directed by Maryam Mir
A passionate baklava baker encounters a savvy ladoo maker on the streets of Brooklyn.
Directed by Levi Wilson
A coming-of-age story set in 1980’s rural America where a mixed Asian boy navigates his way through love in a white world.
Directed by Caty Borum Chattoo, Leena Jayaswal
Fifty years after the landmark Loving v. Virginia U.S. Supreme Court case ended legal persecution of interracial marriage in America, two mothers – one brown, one white – set off on a journey to explore what it means to be a bi-racial child living in a mixed-race family in a fraught moment in American life, the perspectives of their own families and others, and America’s deep cultural ambivalence about its rapidly-changing mixed-race reality. In the shadows of Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter, the historic Obama presidency and the Trump era, MIXED offers a new lens into race and the lives of the first generation of mixed-race kids and families to be counted in the U.S. Census.