Date and Time
Thu, November 2, 2023
@ 10:45 PM

Regal LA Live: Theater 10

Program 1b: LA Stories

IN THE SHADOWS OF PALMS is an intimate portrait of three lives on the outskirts of Los Angeles. A father, mother and son each tell their individual stories of struggle in the concrete jungle, and the creative ways they find hope in this cinematic documentary.

Genre: Documentary, Drama
Running Time: 12 min 24 sec
Directed by: Mischa Meyer

About the Director(s)

Award winning director, editor, and photographer Mischa Meyer is driven by his deep love for cinema formed at an early age. His talent is fueled by curiosity and passion for exploring new territories. Raised in Germany, films served as siblings and father figures and a way to see the world in a different light. This has propelled him to develop challenging projects in both film and photography, using his passion for immersing himself in the unknown. Mischa has he earned multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Clios, for the film ‘Love Says’ for Grammy nominated poet Sekou Andrews. In 2018, Mischa wrote, produced and directed his first short ‘Ant’ capturing the attention of multiple Academy Award qualifying film festivals – winning a few – including a Silver Cannes Young Director Award. His most recent directorial work includes films for Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn’s non-profit organization CORE.

Film Info

Trailer: N/A
Release Year: 2023
Country: United States

Cast & Credits

Cast: Gregory Boomer Browning, Amber Angel Contreras, Philip Svirshch, Markeith Speedy Taylor


Print Source:, 3104308684

Also Screening


In the second largest school district in the United States, 98% of teachers vote to authorize a strike. Watch as one of the largest educator strikes in modern U.S. history unfolds in real-time, highlighting the stories and leadership of some of the women who led it, from union leaders to classroom teachers. From strike vote to contract vote, WHEN WE FIGHT goes behind the picket lines, documenting how and why teachers strike.

Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 34 min
Directed by: Yael Bridge, Yoni Golijov


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