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AWD hosts SOLACE at Los Angeles Film Festival

September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

As part of our partnership with the LA Film Festival, each year AWD sponsors a film by a woman-identifying director. Last year we sponsored AWD member Camille Thoman’s NEVER HERE and in 2016, Amber Sealey’s NO LIGHT AND NO LAND ANYWHERE. This year we are thrilled to support Tchaiko Omawale‘s feature debut, SOLACE.


At 17, Sole finds herself mourning her father’s death, adjusting to her new life in the Ladera Heights neighborhood of LA with her estranged grandmother Irene. Desperate for an escape, she discovers a performance art grant that would take her back to New York, recruiting party girl Jasmine and musician Guedado to help—two neighbors whom Irene has forbidden her to interact with. Sole’s plan becomes complicated as she faces Jasmine’s volatile instability, Guedado’s confusing flirtation and her own battles with secret binge-eating to numb the pain.

In a coming-of-age story that takes on the claustrophobic isolation of mental health issues, Tchaiko Omawale offers up a directorial debut that shows, with empathy and artistry, how the themes of adolescence can mirror those of addiction. – Drea Clark,  LAFF Senior Programmer


  • Hope Olaide Wilson
  • Lynn Whitfield
  • Chelsea Tavares
  • Gylnn Turman
  • Luke Rampersad
  • Sydney Bennett

Sep 23 2018 2:00 PM
ArcLight Culver City, Culver City

You can get tickets TICKETS and find out more about the film HERE.


September 23, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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