THE YOUNG VOTE

California Premiere


TRAILBLAZERS | ACTIVE CINEMA | MIND THE GAP | DOCS

US 2022, 67 min, Director: Diane Robinson

As the United States teeters toward theocracy, it is painfully clear that the stakes in the upcoming midterm elections are nothing short of the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness promised to all of the nation’s peoples. The hope of preserving democracy largely depends on turnout at the ballot box. So, why don’t more Americans vote? First-time filmmaker Diane Robinson’s documentary profiles four youth-led initiatives that address this conundrum among the nation’s most reluctant voting bloc: 18- to 29-year-olds, who exercise their franchise far less than any other age group. The head of the youth voting drive for Women’s March Action, a Black Lives Matter activist, a Dreamer registering voters in the Latinx community, and underage Floridians trying to revamp their state’s party primaries share theories and strategies for motivating Gen Z and Millennial citizens with the power to change outcomes – if they show up on election day. —Shari Kizirian

Expected guest: director Diane Robinson

The Oct 8 screening will be followed by a filmmaker Talk Back at the Outdoor Art Club at 2pm. Join us to continue the conversation!

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Showtimes

In-Person


12:00 PM — Sequoia 2

3:30 PM — BAMPFA

3:00 PM — Sequoia 2

Virtual


Oct 6, 12:00 AM — Oct 17, 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Director

Before turning to filmmaking, Diane Robinson was an educator who began her career in Compton, CA, as a first-grade bilingual teacher. Beyond the classroom, she has held senior leadership positions with organizations including the KIPP Foundation, Global Nomads Group, Teach for America, and Teach for All. THE YOUNG VOTE is her debut feature.

Film Info

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Year:

2022

Running Time:

67

Director:

Diane Robinson

Cinematographers:

Seth Cuddeback, Jamie Randel, Sean Kawamoto

Editors:

Aimee Lyde, Karen Sim

Writers:

Diane Robinson

Cast:

Elena Ashburn, Sophia DeLoretto-Chudy, Jeremy Gruber

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