NOVEMBER 17, 2021 | 5pm


In “Homeroom,” Oakland High School’s class of 2020 confronts an unprecedented year. Anxiety over test scores and college applications gives way to uncertainty springing from a rapidly developing pandemic. Efforts to eliminate the school district’s police force unfold against the backdrop of growing nationwide demands for systemic change.
“Homeroom” is Peter Nicks’ final chapter in a trilogy of films – “The Waiting Room” (2012) and “The Force” (2017) - examining the relationship between health care, criminal justice, and education in Oakland, CA over the past decade.

The screening will be followed by a post-screening conversation with director Peter Nicks. Moderated by Eliciana Nascimento, Assistant Professor of Cinematography and Film Production in the New American Film School at Arizona State University,

Short Film Pairing: Golds (Dir. Moses Lawi), 12 Min/USA) - A boy holds a yard sale to raise money for his mother’s illness. A student film from the Sidney Poitier New American Film School ASU.
This screening of HOMEROOM is part of the Film at LACMA Black Joy and Resilience Film Series in conjunction with the Obama Portraits/ Black American Portraits exhibitions at LACMA presented in partnership with ASU Film Spark, the Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and NewFilmmakers LA.

RSVPs will close two hours prior to showtime. Viewing instructions will be sent to the provided email just prior to the scheduled start time. The film will be available until midnight, Sunday, November 21.