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Why Hollywood Progressives Should Support the Left Coast Forum

Carolfrances Likins: if you’re involved in filmmaking – or are interested in affecting the making of films – you are guaranteed to enter some world in at least one panel or keynote talk which you will know should be on the big screen.
Left Coast Forum

If you’re reading this, chances are there are two things we can say about you. Chances are that you’re to the Left of at least the Republican Party and that you appreciate good art in entertainment. That is to say you prefer movies like Crash to movies full of car crashes.

Which means you probably recognize the power of the arts to change the world.

You might even be involved in the making of films or live theatre. If so, there’s a special reason for you to attend, and I don’t mean one panel; I mean the whole Left Coast Forum, including our lineup of films.

If you’re involved in filmmaking – or are interested in affecting the making of films – you are guaranteed to enter some world in at least one panel or keynote talk which you will know should be on the big screen.

I’m one of the organizers working on building the Left Coast Forum, but I’m also a screenwriter, a maker of short films, and the main organizer of Breakthrough!, an organization dedicated to supporting socially conscious filmmaking. (BreakthroughIndies.org on your computer.)

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So why should you attend the Left Coast Forum? For one, simply because you’re progressive and you want to help change the world. Two, if you’re involved in filmmaking – or are interested in affecting the making of films – you are guaranteed to enter some world in at least one panel or keynote talk which you will know should be on the big screen. Or the small screen. Or even the super small one that shows web series.

Perhaps some woman will tell her story and you’ll see Alfre Woodard portraying her.

We need the drag all Hollywood filmmakers in and sit them down in a room where activists are telling their stories, full of dramatic conflicts, comedic moments and victories.

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But if we can’t do that, hopefully we can get you.

Carolfrances Likins