Robin Menken: Dedicated German Film lovers remember German Currents as a highly anticipated annual sidebar at the AFI Film Festival before the festival launched as a standalone festival ten years ago.
Walter Moss: The filmmaker also believes that we should practice humility by following Germany’s example in regard to admitting the sins of the past.
Ed Rampell: Resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline and other similar extractive projects was a recurring theme in the NWIF festival, which was founded by Joanelle Romero and highlights motion pictures by and about indigenous females.
Sikivu Hutchinson: For conscious educators who mentor and teach black boys, Moonlight’s searing evocation of the tender, ambivalent arc of black male attraction from elementary to adulthood was a welcome antidote to caricatures of hip hop hypermasculinity.
Ed Rampell: The L.A. Workers Center and Hollywood Progressive are co-presenting a monthly film series from February through November 2017 to commemorate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the February and October, 1917 Revolutions in Russia.