Real Life Films: Authentic Stories About us


The Independent Television Services and dozens of television stations and community organizations across the country have come together to present a special series of screenings that will highlight issues affecting women in the U.S. and across the globe.
Screening will be held in Legacy LA, located at 1350 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles on August 10th. All the screenings are and open to public.

3 PM
By Kristy Guevara- Flanagan and Dawn D. Valadez

A brave and unflinching look into the face of modern-day puberty, GOING ON 13 follows four urban girls of color over the span of four years, from their uncomplicated elementary school lives to the crowded halls of middle school, where they confront sex, chat rooms and the powerful influence of popular culture.

4 PM

TROOP 1500
By Ellen Spiro and Karen Bernstein

At the Gatesville Prison in Texas, a unique Girl Scout troop unites daughters with mothers who have been convicted of serious crimes. Facing steep sentences from the courts and tough questions from their children, the mothers struggle to rebuild relationships with the daughters who endure a childhood without them.
(light dinner will be served after this screening)

5:45 PM

ME FACING LIFE: Cyntoia’s Story
By Daniel Birman

Me Facing Life, follows the sad and startling story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for murder at the age of 16. ME FACING LIFE takes a hard look at some of the complex social issues concerning a 16-year-old girl who is serving a life sentence for murder. The filmmaker spent nearly six years exploring her life and familial relationships in order to answer a very basic question… why? This documentary pushes aside assumptions about what we think about violence and takes a glance into a startling social mirror that reveals a strong connection between violence in her maternal line and a predestined childhood filled with bad decisions
(Q & A with the director after the screening)


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Sara Tehrani, is a film publicist and a fan of international cinema

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