399 Main St
Greenfield, MA 01301
We are proud to offer this Film Festival at a time when divisions of race, religion, ethnicity and class threaten to divide us. We hope the festival will help to serve as a bridge promoting tolerance and collaboration as we build a community that is strong, healthy and respectful of differences. Facilitated discussion to follow films. Free child care…
1:30 PM – A Thunder-Being Nation directed by Steven Lewis Simpson. 2012. 86 minutes. A landmark documentary filmed over 13 years about the history of Pine Ridge Reservation from its beginnings to the present. This film features the voices of the people of Pine Ridge Reservation today. Discussion Leader: Strong Oak
3:35 PM – 13th directed by Ava DuVernay. 2016. 100 minutes. This Academy-Award winning documentary film explores the “intersection of race, justice and mass incarnation in the United States.” The film is titled after the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery. Best Documentary in 2016 Academy Awards. Discussion Leader Carl McCargo
6:30 PM – Supper – A nourishing meal of local foods cooked by our favorite chef from Stone Soup Cafe will be served. Sliding scale donation $4-$10. No one will be turned away.
7:00 PM – The Visitor directed by Tom McCarthy. 104 minutes. Award-winning, moving drama about a college professor who travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds Terek Khalil, a Syrian musician, and Zainab, a Senegalese street vendor, living in his apartment. He sympathizes with the situation of the illegal immigrant and invites the couple to stay with him. “A heartfelt human drama that sneaks up and floors you.” Discussion Leader: Momodou Sarr