Save the date!

Every year, the best films from the past school year are compiled in a showcase called “First Cut.”

We’re proud to announce that the 2014 Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screening will be held Thursday, September 18 at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles.

Please join us for an evening of films, fun, and food!

The event is free, but registration is required.

For more information, and to RSVP, visit

Be sure to tell your friends that you’ll be attending on the Facebook event page as well!

Barstow dir. Shelby Thomas

When sixteen-year-old Charlie Howard receives a devastating phone call she is forced to travel out to the middle-of-nowhere, Barstow, California, to ask a favor from a man she hasn’t spoken to in years.

Gefilte Fish dir. Shayna Cohen

Manya, a stubbornly independent Russian Jewish widow, is assigned a helper to prepare her home before Passover. Manya gets an odd surprise when Terrence, a young African-American, shows up on her doorstep, assigned by an agency to work off his hours of community service at her apartment. Initially, Manya and Terrence get along like cats in a sack, but eventually, in spite of their equally stubborn and suspicious characters, they both hack out a design for living with each other.

REAllOVE dir. Spencer Reed

Down and out from a bad relationship, Henry gets an implant in his brain that has the ability to create the perfect woman and project her into his reality. But when the line between reality and fantasy begin to blur, Henry must face the consequences of falling in love with something that isn’t real.

Unspoken dir. Eric Otten

A young woman must deal with the hardships of moving her mother into a nursing home.

Wire Cutters dir. Jack Anderson

A chance encounter proves fateful for two robots mining a desolate planet.

We hope to see you there!