Posts Tagged ‘Freedom Riders’

What We Learned at Film Forward

The Washington stop of the Sundance Institute’s Film Forward began with a diplomatic slip-up—Gary Doer, the Canadian ambassador, was unable to attend the press breakfast at his own embassy. It fell to one of the ambassador’s underlings to introduce the actress Kerry Washington.
“Really great films allow you to step outside yourself and see another’s experience,” [...]

A One-Day Film Festival? Try One Screening Time.

This evening the Sundance Institute's Film Forward program will screen its collection of movies it considers to "engage local, underserved and youth audiences in dialogue" around the world. The titles include some of 2010's best, including the Oscar-nominated Appalachian gothic Winter's Bone, the Palestinian immigrant tale Amreeka, and the startling Chinese labor documentary Last Train Home.
For the [...]

An African Diaspora Film Fest Primer

The fifth annual African Diaspora Film Festival begins tomorrow at the National Geographic Society Headquarters. Entries include a film about the bleaker side of Jamaican reggae, a Sundance-winning doc on the Civil Rights Movement's Freedom Riders, and a coming-of-age tale set in the diamond-rich area of Congo.
The festival is a part of the All Roads [...]