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Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More
I Got You Babe
Directed by Ashton Avila
USA | 27 min | 2017
An ambitious young woman must decide what she is willing to sacrifice should she marry her boyfriend before midnight, to save him from the Vietnam War draft, due to an executive order signed by President Johnson on August 26, 1965.
Ashton Avila was born and raised in southern California where she discovered filmmaking and fell in love with storytelling as a child. In search of adventure, she left California in 2009 to study film at the University of Rhode Island. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts from the Harrington School of Communication and Media at URI, she moved back to Los Angeles where she began working as a freelance production assistant and spent a year as a production assistant for NBC’s Access Hollywood/Access Hollywood Live. In 2014 she was accepted into the graduate program at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts where she is currently working towards her Master of Fine Arts in Film Production with an emphasis in Directing. She’s always had a fascination with 1960s and is beyond excited to have finally had the opportunity to make the film she’s spent years dreaming of.