Auli’i Cravalho Stars in the Upcoming Netflix Drama ‘All Together Now’
Auli’i Cravalho plays musically-inclined high school student Amber Appleton in All Together Now, to be released on Netflix on August 28th.
The film is based on the novel Sorta Like a Rockstar by Matthew Quick, who also wrote the screenplay for All Together Now. The film tells the story of Amber, who spends her time juggling drama club, working at a donut shop, and volunteering at a retirement center. Amber is raised by her single mother Becky, played by Justina Machado, and desperately wants to attend Carnegie Mellon to study music. Actress Carol Burnett plays a resident at the retirement community who Amber forms a special bond with.
This is Cravalho’s first live-action film role, with her previous credits including the animated Disney film Moana and the NBC musical drama television show Rise.
Cravalho has been vocal about the Black Lives Matter movement on social media, recently encouraging followers to “be active in the content you see.” She recommended three accounts to follow and asked followers to share their favorite black-owned accounts in the comments section. Cravalho spotlighted Thandiwe Abdullah (@thandiweabudulla), a 16-year-old activist and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Youth Vanguard; Danielle Coke (@ohhappydani), an activist who curates resources and is currently fundraising for allyship posters in classrooms; and Minaa B (@minaa_b), a licensed therapist, author, speaker, writer, and wellness consultant.
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My feed is still talking about #BLM, only because I changed who I was following. Be active in the content you see. This post was created by @celisiastanton. Other accounts to check out and follow: @thandiweabdullah – Sixteen-year-old Thandiwe Abdullah is an organizer with Black Lives Matter and Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Youth Vanguard. Abdullah’s work creates safe spaces for black youth to rally against racism and anti blackness in a school atmosphere. In addition to her work with the Black Lives Matter movement, Abdullah has been a force within the March for Our Lives movement, which emphasizes what gun control should look like for Black youth. @ohhappydani – “My name is Danielle, and I use art and words to encourage faith, inspire justice, and guide others through loving their neighbors well.” She provides beautifully curated resources and IS CURRENTLY FUNDRAISING for allyship posters for classrooms!! @minaa_b – Minaa B., is a NYC based licensed therapist, author, speaker, writer, and wellness consultant. With over eight years of clinical experience, Minaa is an expert on setting boundaries and treating depression, anxiety, and childhood and racial trauma. Through workshops, speaking engagements and her writings, she empowers and educates audiences on complex mental health topics and provides practical everyday solutions for self-care. Her book “Rivers Are Coming: A Collection of Essays And Poems On Healing From Depression and Trauma” is also available for purchase. ——- I’ll continue to share posts from these creators, and encourage you to actively seek out truth, information AND DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES from a variety of places. Please also feel free to share your favorite black owned accounts below! Whether their focus be on social justice, mental health, art etc., share them!!
“My feed is still talking about #BLM, only because I changed who I was following,” wrote Cravalho in a recent Instagram post. “I’ll continue to share posts from these creators, and encourage you to actively seek out truth, information AND DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES from a variety of places.”
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