Atopic, a film by Lauren Du Pree, chronicles the journey of a young, Black theatre actress coping with her failing health due to topical steroid withdrawal syndrome. She escapes her pain through musical fantasies only to discover she must truly face her reality to get the help she needs.
Join us on May 12th at 6:30 pm PDT for Atopic Happy Hour, an online fundraiser for the film project featuring the world premiere of the concept trailer, live performances of original music from the film, and a panel discussion with women from all over the country about their experiences with topical steroid withdrawal.
Fundraising efforts will continue throughout the spring and summer of 2021 and production will begin in the fall. Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) fiscally sponsors the film; the trailer and virtual event have been funded in part by Just Du Pree Productions, 4Culture, Andi Alhadeff, and the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas (CD Forum). Free to attend, donations strongly encouraged!