La Femme International Film Festival Special Screening Of "Boy Genius" With Miles Brown, Nora Dunn, Bridget Stokes (La Femme Alumni), Vicky Wight

LA Femme International Film Festival (LAFIFF) is proud to announce a special screening of "Boy Genius" followed by an in-person Q&A with Miles Brown ("Black-ish"), Nora Dunn ("Entourage"), Bridget Stokes ("The Rachel Divide", Director), and Vicky Wight ("The Lost Husband", Writer) on Friday, October 18th, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Regal Cinemas at LA LIVE (1000 W. Olympic Blvd 90015).
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LOS ANGELES - Oct. 16, 2019 - PRLog -- The Red Carpet will be from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm, followed by the film screening at 7:00 pm, and ending with the Q&A. Miles Brown portrays Emmett, a twelve-year-old child prodigy who teams up with his eccentric SAT tutor to solve a crime and keep his family from splitting up.


Emmett, a junior at Heart High School, happens to be a highly imaginative twelve-year-old genius. After his brother Luke, also a junior and Emmett's best friend is accused of being involved in a rash of thefts at school, Emmett must find a way to prove his innocence before their mom ships Luke off to boarding school. Emmett enlists the help of his sixty-something SAT tutor and crime novelist, Mary, to help him find the real culprit. Together, with the assistance of his oddball friends and a benevolent science teacher, Emmett and Mary prove Luke's innocence and discover the real criminal might be someone from Mary's past.

Director's Statement

Bridget Stokes
, an LA Femme International Film Festival Alumni

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share "Boy Genius" with you. We've never seen this story before - the story of a joyful, imaginative, genius who happens to be an African American boy. This film is a funny, heart-felt coming-of-age story about a kid who is figuring out who he is and doing it with humor, class, and panache.

Screenwriter, Vicky Wight's understanding of what makes us human and what makes life worth living is profound. She doesn't gloss over the fact that race exists but explores it with a story of friendship and healing. With a diverse and talented cast, we hope to reach a wide audience with this film.

As storytellers, we have an incredible amount of power. We had to see numerous black presidents on-screen before Barack Obama became President. Representation is an enormous part of changing reality.

Parents are actively seeking movies that will teach love, compassion, strength, and citizenship to our sons and daughters. "Boy Genius", is a family film featuring a kid who is not afraid to be weird, who loves books, science, and language, a kid who will do anything for his friends and family and allows imagination and love to rule his world. It's the kind of movie I want to watch with my children."

Cast: Miles Brown, Rita Wilson, Nora, Dunn Selma, Skylan Biggs, Tracie Thoms, Arden Myrin, Ravi Patel, Zach Gilford, Jackson Pace, Arabella Monae, Christian Valderrama, Diego Velasquez, Bebe Wood, Peter Brietmayer, Patrika Darbo

Director/Producer: Bridget Stokes
Writer/Producer: Vicky Wight
Executive Producers: Matt Balesteros, Scooter Braun, Coert Voorhies, Neda Armian

The film is being distributed byGravitas Ventures and TriCoast Worldwide.


For tickets go to: ; tickets are $10 for screening and Q&A.

LA Femme is a four-day festival that screens over 100 films, special screenings, seminars, and networking mixers. The screening and event schedule for the festival is available online at Tickets on sale: Full Access VIP Passes are at $150 for Regular Price, tickets for individual films and special screenings are $10; and single seminars are $20.

Sponsors: SAG-AFTRA National Women's Committee, (WGA) Writers Guild America West Women's Committee, The Governor's Office of Film and Entertainment State of Florida, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Dollhouse Makeup, Columbia College Hollywood, Creative Handbooks, and Food Perfected Catering.

Media Inquiries: To register press credentials or to schedule an interview with Leslie LaPage contact Deborah Gilels (818) 648-9513 or email

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