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Jordana Spiro steps behind the camera for 'Night Comes On'




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A scene from "Night Comes On," directed by Jordan Spiro. The film stars Dominique Fishback, right, and Tatum Hall as two young girls seeking to avenge their mother's death.

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Actress Jordana Spiro takes on a new role: directing

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The new film "Night Comes On" is a story about two sisters. On the eve of her 18th birthday, a young woman is released from juvenile hall with no home to return to. After reuniting with her 10-year-old sister, now in foster care, the two embark on a journey to find their father. The film is directed and co-written by Jordana Spiro. She is probably best known as an actress and for her roles in TV shows like "Ozark" and "My Boys." "Night Comes On" is her feature directorial debut. She got the idea to make the film while volunteering with Peace4Kids, a non-profit organization in L.A. that provides mentorships for youth in foster care. That's how she met Angelica Nwandu, an alumna of the organization, who she enlisted to co-write the film. They recently spoke with The Frame's John Horn.

Movie studios targeted over Latino representation

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Latinos make up 18% of the nation’s population, but 24% of movie ticket buyers. So the National Hispanic Media Coalition commissioned research to probe Latinos about their movie consumption patterns and views on Latino representation in film. Based on that research, the organization has announced a boycott of Paramount Pictures, saying it has the worst track record of hiring Latinos on either side of the camera. 

Guest: Alex Nogales, president and chief executive officer of the National Hispanic Media Coalition

Jazz bassist Anna Abondolo is going places

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Twenty-two of the country’s best young jazz musicians are heading to New York for the first ever NYO JAZZ program. Not only will they study music together, they’ll perform at Carnegie Hall, and then go on tour, playing some of the world’s greatest music venues in Europe. Anna Abondolo, a recent graduate of Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica, is one of those young musicians. She is profiled by KPCC arts education reporter Carla Javier.