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Film Independent Presents: Foster


Free Members-Only Screening

Includes a conversation with director Mark Jonathan Harris, producer Deborah Oppenheimer, President & CEO of the Children’s Institute Martine Singer, and Children’s Social Worker Jessica Chandler.


From producer Deborah Oppenheimer and writer-director Mark Jonathan Harris (HBO’s Oscar-winning Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport) FOSTER upends some of the most enduring myths about foster care, going beyond the sensational headlines and stereotypes.

There are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S., a number that continues to grow each year. Drawing on unprecedented access, FOSTER traces a complex path through the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, interweaving first-hand stories of those navigating the child welfare system with insights from social workers, advocates and others working in the justice system. The film offers a realistic but hopeful perspective on a community that needs society’s support.

2019, 113 minutes, color, DCP | Written and directed by Mark Harris; produced by Deborah Oppenheimer


Ticketing/Parking Information – ArcLight Hollywood

Film Independent Members can reserve screening tickets starting at 12:00 pm Wednesday, April 17. | Screening tickets are free; limit two per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

Validated parking in theater garage, $3.00 for up to 4 hours. $2.00 every 15 minutes thereafter, up to a maximum of $14.00.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets may be picked up at ArcLight Hollywood on the day of the event, as early as 6:00 pm – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are for general, unreserved theater seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seat(s) 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry/seating will be handled on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who reserved them.
Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.