WACO THEATER CENTER 2020 SEASON
OUR SPRING 2020 SEASON IS HERE!
WACO Theater Center continues our season’s theme, “The Evolution Of…”
Read below for exciting announcements and ticket information. We can’t wait to see you at the theatre this year.
PAN AFRICAN FILM + ARTS FESTIVAL SCREENING
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH – 8:00PM
WACO will partner with the Pan African Film + Arts Festival and screen one of its top films from 2020.
PAFF-LA showcases over one hundred fifty (150) quality new films and over one hundred (100) fine artists and unique craft persons from all over the world.
PLAN A: POWER OF HER
SUNDAY, MARCH 1ST – 4:00PM
Calling all women empowered to create! WACO Theater Center and Mpact Events present “Plan A: Power of her.” Submit now for a chance to showcase your short film on Sunday, March 1, 2020. We want to support your film and give you the knowledge and insight from industry professionals. The top rated film will receive a production grant on behalf of M.P.A.C.T Events.
50 IN 50: LETTERS TO OUR SONS
Saturday, March 7, 2020 3pm – 6pm
In partnership with the Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT), we will soon announce selected stories for the presentation of 50in50: Letters to Our Sons.
A group of 50 women “consider both the world they inherited and the one they’d like to create.” It’s an evening sure to be filled with emotion, unique points-of-view, and love. The 50IN50 selected writers come from across the United States to as far as India, They are brave, fierce and nothing short of magical.
SUNDAY, MARCH 15TH – 3:00PM
A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA
This short hybrid documentary carefully excavates, conjures, and archives memories shared by Latasha’s best friend Ty and cousin Shinese to document a more nuanced narrative of Latasha Harlins beyond her trauma.
The community screening will include a talkback.
Latasha Harlins was 15-years-old when she was wrongfully killed in South Central Los Angeles. The killer was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter but received no jail time. The death of Latasha, occurring 13 days after the brutal beating of Rodney King, was a leading catalyst for the 1992 L.A. Riots.
The film is an official selection of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, had a world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, received the Grand Jury Prize at AFI Fest, screened at Ava Duvernay’s inaugural Array 360 film series, and received an IDA nomination for best short documentary among several other awards and festivals.