Sunday, October 20

(Courtesy of  Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
(Courtesy of  Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

(Courtesy of Madarin Vision)
(Courtesy of Madarin Vision)

Third-year English student, Conner Wharton, co-wrote the short film "Ladies Most Deject” which is set in Central Appalachia. When filming in Central Appalachia, Wharton said she was inspired by the region’s drug crisis to create the narrative of her project. The plot of the film follows main character Charlie along with her three siblings, who all live in a storage unit to hide from their mother. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Student’s film addresses effects of US drug crisis in Central Appalachia

Conner Wharton’s film depicts people sheltered in a storage room after running from a mother dealing with addiction. Filmed in June 2018 and set in Central Appalachia – a region dealing with one of the worst drug crises in the nation’s history – “Ladies Most Deject” was co-written by the third-year English student and will premiere at the LA Femme International Film Festival on Oct. Read more...

Third-year English student, Conner Wharton, co-wrote the short film "Ladies Most Deject” which is set in Central Appalachia. When filming in Central Appalachia, Wharton said she was inspired by the region’s drug crisis to create the narrative of her project. The plot of the film follows main character Charlie along with her three siblings, who all live in a storage unit to hide from their mother. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

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(Courtesy of NEON CJ Entertainment)

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(Catherine Nordstrom/Daily Bruin)

Actor Matthew Alan, who portrays Chris Merrill in Hulu's upcoming second season of "Castle Rock," was joined by his wife Camilla Luddington at the Los Angeles premiere of the show, which releases Oct. 23. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)
Actor Matthew Alan, who portrays Chris Merrill in Hulu's upcoming second season of "Castle Rock," was joined by his wife Camilla Luddington at the Los Angeles premiere of the show, which releases Oct. 23. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Lindy West (left) and Samin Nosrat (center) took the stage to answer questions Sunday at Royce Hall. West said when she worked on adapting “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman” for television, she learned that good television included cutting most of what she had written. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)
Lindy West (left) and Samin Nosrat (center) took the stage to answer questions Sunday at Royce Hall. West said when she worked on adapting “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman” for television, she learned that good television included cutting most of what she had written. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)


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