East of the River - *European Premiere

Teonna is unexpectedly suspended from school and is faced with figuring out what to do with a day on the streets of Washington, DC. Teonna encounters Malik, who is also out of school, and Sara, who left school because she saw more economic opportunity on the streets. The three set out for an adventure that takes them east of the Anacostia river. Created in collaboration with local high schoolers, East of the River It is an unflinching portrait of the education and lived experience of teenagers finding their way.


Director Bio

Hannah Logan Peterson completed her MFA in Film Directing from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2018. Her thesis film, East of the River was selected for the 2018 CalArts Film Directing Showcase at REDCAT theater in LA. Most recently, she worked with writer and director Sean Baker on The Florida Project, which had its world premiere at Cannes Director’s Fortnight and was acquired by A24.

Info

  • Directed by:Hannah Logan Peterson
  • Written by:Hannah Logan Peterson & Stacey Eunnae
  • Produced by:Sinah Ober & Nasreen Alkhateeb
  • Runtime:13 mins
  • Completion Date:April 30, 2018
  • Country of Origin:United States
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:In Competition - Programme 21
  • Screening Time / Venue:
    Fri 16th - Cooney's Hotel - 5-6pm
    / Sun 18th - The Library - 12:30-1:30pm
  • Links: Website

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