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BBC: The Arts Hour on Tour in L.A. – Live with Nikki Bedi

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM on Tuesday, March 15, 2022
REDCAT Theater, 631 WEST 2ND STREET, Los Angeles

With the Academy Awards season in full swing, host Nikki Bedi (she/her) is joined by some of Hollywood’s hottest talents on stage at REDCAT to discuss how social movements and streaming services are shaking up the entertainment industry, and the way forward for diversity, equality, and inclusion in film and on screen.

Guests include Barry Jenkins, Oscar-winning director of the films Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk, and most recently, the TV series adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s novel, The Underground Railroad; director Sian Heder, whose Oscar-nominated film CODA centers on a teenage girl who is the only hearing member of her family and features three deaf actors and dialogue in American Sign Language; and Soo Hugh, the showrunner, executive producer, writer and creator of the upcoming TV series Pachinko, a multi-generational drama about the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family based on the international best-selling novel of the same name.

There will also be live musical performances from LA rapper and Grammy nominee, D Smoke; and Ceci Bastida, a ska punk pioneer from Tijuana turned LA singer/songwriter sensation. The hilarious stand-up comic and TV writer Megan Gailey will keep us laughing.

REDCAT Safety Information
To ensure the safety of our community, we continue to follow Los Angeles County Public Health requirements and recommendations, as well as CalArts and Music Center policy. REDCAT will require full proof of vaccination, including booster, for those who are eligible. Please contact us at info.redcat@calarts.edufor assistance or for more information.

PLEASE NOTE, for this event, BBC has enacted the following additional safety measures:
All ticket-holders will be required to provide proof of a negative test result from a healthcare or test provider, taken within 24 hours before the event. A COVID-19 self-test, sometimes referred to as “home test,” will not be accepted.

BBC’s The Arts Hour is distributed by BBC World Service Radio and can be heard on 89.3 KPCC, Saturdays at 11 p.m. 

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