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‪The system of checks and balances no longer exists, as a dictator rises to power and changes the complete landscape of America. The emperor has no clothes, but no one will tell him, so life becomes more dangerous for those who are not deemed acceptable.‬

  • Michele Lyman
    Getting Over
  • Michele Lyman
    Getting Over
  • Michele Lyman
    Getting Over
  • Michele Lyman
    Key Cast
  • Tom Ukah
    Key Cast
  • Christopher M. Russo
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 18, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • The Big Apple Film Festival (Winter Edition)
    New York, NY
    February 5, 2019
  • Las Vegas Black Film Festival
    Las Vegas, NV
    April 26, 2019
  • Hang Onto Your Shorts
    Asbury Park, NJ
    May 5, 2019
  • Long Island International Film Expo
    Bellmore, NY
    July 17, 2019
  • R&S Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival
    Vineyard Haven, MA
    August 5, 2019
Director Biography - Michele Lyman

Michele's first screenplay, "Getting Over" which wrapped in September 2017 has gone on to win several awards, both the film itself and her as an actress. Michele wrote Acceptables because she thoroughly enjoyed the filmmaking process and still has much to say.

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Director Statement

Acceptables is a commentary on our social and political climate today. Things feel shaky and out of control. If we continue to allow such instability, there is no limit to the inhumanity and revocation of our freedoms.