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Lost Soulz
Original Title:
Lost Soulz
95 minutes
United States
Katherine Propper
Lost Soulz spins the poetic tale of rising rap sensation Sol, who abandons everything and everyone he knows to drift across the country in a once-in-a-lifetime road trip with some friends and mutual artists. Spurred on by producing original music and the constant thrill of seeking something more, Sol learns to make himself at home in strange places, and how to garner fame through epic (and oft-unconventional) means. But the truth remains that Sol is running from something, and the slow-burn pangs of a guilty conscience seem to chase his van down across the breadth of the Texas desert, even into California and the L.A. promised land.
Set to a lo-fi, genre-bending hip-hop soundtrack, Katherine Propper creates a hazy and enigmatic energy that compliments her leading man’s guilt and desire for friendship and belonging. Numerous musical performances, whether in their van or on a stage, allow the ensemble’s chemistry to shine. This film will be a crowd-pleaser to fans of Soundcloud rap and film alike.––Nora Bernard
+ Nashville Film Festival: 2023 Nominee Grand Jury Prize, New Directors Competition
+ Tribeca Film Festival: 2023 Nominee Founders Award, Best U.S. Narrative Feature
+ Tribeca Film Festival: 2023 Audience Award, Narrative
+ Raindance Film Festival: 2023 Nominee Discovery Award, Best Debut Feature
Presented By: 
CMU Center for the Arts in Society, 1Hood Media Academy, University of Pittsburgh David C. Frederick Honors College, WESA, WYEP
Sponsored By:
Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy

Event Schedule


April 5th


McConomy Auditorium

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Pre-screening Event(s)

Hip Hop Performance with 1Hood, emceed by Jordan Montgomery

Post-screening Event(s)

Live Audience Q & A Discussion with Director Katherine Propper and Lead Actor Sauve Sidle, moderated by Jordan Montgomery, CEO of Driving While Black Records

Additional Event(s)

Exclusive Workshop Saturday, April 6th with Director Katherine Propper and Lead Actor Sauve Sidle!

Event Decoration
Katherine Propper

Director Bio

Katherine Propper is a writer-director born and raised in Los Angeles and currently based in Austin.Her feature directorial debut, LOST SOULZ premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2023. Her 2022 short film BIRDS won the Grand Jury Prize at AFI Fest, a Special Jury Award for Vision at SXSW, and a Special Jury Prize in the International Competition at Clermont-Ferrand in France. Her 2019 short film STREET FLAME screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. She enjoys merging both fictional and non-fictional worlds in her filmmaking, and drawing upon experiences including working on director Terrence Malick's editing team. Her short films can be streamed on The New Yorker, Short of the Week, and Omeleto. Katherine received her MFA in Film Directing from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Art History from Georgetown University.

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