Bein' Green

Olivia, a talented biracial actress, participates in an audition through a Zoom call. While the director likes her performance, he comments on her hair, wondering if she’s willing to change her hair for the role. After the call, she reflects on her audition nervously. Her agent calls with positive feedback but tells her she needs to go back on tape and act more “authentically black.” After many unsuccessful attempts to re-tape, she seeks help from her friend Mariah, who doesn’t offer the help she wants. Olivia steps outside to smoke a cigarette, relieving her stress and giving her an idea. Returning inside, Olivia defiantly tapes herself, expressing her exhaustion with being judged, and chooses to embrace who she is whether they like it or not. Olivia’s agent calls, scolding her for risking her career, but the call gets cut off by a call from the director, offering her the role.

Screened as part of the Feel Good section.

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April 8 @ 1:00 pm

Regal Hollywood screen #8


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    United States
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    10 minutes
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  • Director:
    William Givens-Jensen
  • Screenwriter:
    William Givens-Jensen
  • Cast:
    Samantha Neyland Trumbo

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