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The Third Annual Shorts at CAAM Film Screenings to Feature Award Winning Directors, Ana Duvenay, Ryan Coogler and Kahlil Joseph

Ryan Coogler

Ryan Coogler

In a two-day event, the California African American Museum (CAAM) will present its third annual Shorts at CAAM film screenings August 10-11, 2013, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.  Shorts at CAAM is a non-competitive short-film showcase featuring independent filmmakers, followed by a “talk back” sessions with the directors, producers and actors.

“We are excited about this year’s Shorts at CAAM series, as we have a terrific line-up of short films by some of the finest black filmmakers of this demographic,” says Elise Woodson, CAAM’s program manager and Shorts at CAAM Showcase curator.

This year’s line up includes short films by Ryan Coogler, director of the critically acclaimed “Fruitvale Station,” Kahlil Joseph, this year’s Sundance Festival Short Film Grand Jury winner for “Unitl the Quite Comes”, and Eva Duvenay, the first black woman to win Sundance’s best director award for “Middle of Nowhere 2012.”  In addition, student films and web series will be showcased.

Designed to promote the work of emerging filmmakers in the Los Angeles community, Shorts at CAAM supports fresh, young talent whose work otherwise might not have the opportunity to be seen by a diverse audience.  Films screened at CAAM are for an adult audience.
CAAM events are free and open to the public. RSVP is encouraged at (213) 744-2024 Parking is $10, in the lot adjacent to CAAM at 39th and Figueroa Streets.  For more information visit or call (213) 744-2024. Follow
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The California African American Museum (CAAM) researches, collects, preserves and interprets for public enrichment the history, art and culture of African Americans. Chartered by the California State Legislature in 1977, CAAM is a state supported institution and a partner with the 501(c)(3) non- profit organization Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum. In addition to its permanent collection of over 3,000 objects of art, artifacts and historical documents, CAAM also houses a research library containing more than 20,000 volumes, employs and trains high school students through its Young Docent program, and hosts in-house curated exhibitions and traveling exhibitions on a regular basis.  The museum also tours CAAM exhibitions throughout California and the nation.

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