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Independent Little Cuss

Nationally-known disability rights advocate Carole Patterson takes on the world with her offbeat humor and brutal honesty in "Independent Little Cuss," a profile of her challenging life as she prepares to marry a non-disabled man despite his family's concerns. Included in the first season of “Fine Cut,” the film went on to win 11 international awards. Jeffrey Patterson has gone on to do nonprofit work as an administrator for 24 years for poor communities abroad. His cousin, Carole Patterson, and her husband eventually divorced after 17 years of marriage.  She is still a disablilty rights advocate as well as a real estate agent who enjoys printmaking and photography.

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Don’t Panic

Chapman University offers a comedic retelling of the time Johnny Carson started the first toilet paper crisis in the short film “Out of Stock.” A young woman married to a paranoid survivalist must escape in “The Art of Survival,” from UCLA. Finally, the short film “Hey Neighbor” from Chapman University, is followed by two animated shorts “Mr RuRu’s Adventure” from Cal Arts and “A HOLE” from USC.

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California Now and Then

Friends and family recount the life and death of Latasha Harlins, the forgotten spark that ignited the ‘92 L.A. riots in “The Dope Years: The Story of Latasha Harlins”, a documentary from USC. UCLA’s “Frog Catcher” is inspired by the true story of a transgender man who develops a relationship with the wife of a wealthy businessman in 1876.

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Outsider

A freelance taxi driver can't stand big taxi company 5-Star snatching customers so he forms a protest in “A-Tien,” a comedy from New York Film Academy. Then, an orphanage is invaded by a shadowy creature in “Milk Teeth,” a horror-fantasy from USC. Also included is Cal State Long Beach documentary “Faith Alone” and USC’s animated film “Low-Key.”

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Different Path

A woman travels back to India upon her mother’s sudden death while navigating her family in “Unmothered” from USC. The American Pavilion film “Black Hat” uncovering the double life of a pious Hasidic man on a night out in L.A. “Nothing Down About It” is a documentary from Loyola Marymount University followed by “The Kitchlets” and “Melted”, two animated films from Cal Arts.

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