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In Reality


2018 / 94 Minutes / USA

Written and directed by Ann Lupo

Cast: Ann Lupo, Miles G. Jackson and Kimiko Glenn

Despite boasting rich friendships and a creative job, young filmmaker Ann is consumed by the fantasy of finding true love. Just when she thinks she’s found it, she is friend-zoned and the disappointment of rejection shoots her down a deep rabbit hole of unrequited love. Looking for a way to climb out, Ann picks up a camera and sets her sights inward. She confronts multiple characters within her conscious, from a maniacal game show host to a glamorous cabaret performer, that guide her through her investigation of the relationship and her own neuroses. Blending docu-style interview with comedy, drama and hyperbolic fantasies, Ann creates an elaborate, eccentric world that manages to be as intensely relatable as it is one of a kind. 

Special Event

Film will be followed by Q&A with director/writer/star Ann Lupo

1920s theme! Celebrate your 20's with an outfit from that decade!

Complimentary Chameleon Cold Brew

Mimosas available for purchase to toast this brunch screening


Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 11am
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early as screenings & events will start on time.


The Downtown Independent

251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Ann Lupo

Director, Writer, Producer + Star Actress

Director, Writer, Producer + Star Actress

Ann Lupo is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, and actor. After graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts she co-directed and co-produced DOCUMENTED, a feature documentary about Jose Antonia Vargas’ life growing up as an undocumented immigrant in America. The film premiered at AFI DOCS in 2013 and was distributed by CNN Films. As an editor her work ranges from U2 music videos to Ford F150 commercials to collaborations with Youtube personality Casey Neistat. In 2015 she began developing her first feature film, IN REALITY, which she went on to write, direct, produce, edit and star in. The film has won several awards on the 2018 festival circuit including the “Special Jury Mention” in the US Narrative category at Los Angeles Film Festival, “Best Narrative Feature” at Port Townsend Film Festival and the “Audience Choice Award” at Woods Hole Film Festival. 

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