*FREE!* An 85-minute virtual program of seven short films directed by Indigenous filmmakers selected from recent editions of the Sundance Film Festival.Details
** New 4K restoration! ** Melvin Van Peebles’s edgy, angsty, romantic first feature could never have been made in America. Unable to break into a segregated Hollywood, Van Peebles decamped to France, taught himself the language, and wrote a number of books in French, one of which, La permission, would become his stylistically innovative feature debut.Register
Rest in Peace, Bill Kennedy: The Forum’s Most Frequent, Joyous, and Devoted Member
Photo at top by Cris Munson.
We woke up this morning to the difficult news that William Kennedy, NWFF’s dear friend and sweetest, most consistent, and dedicated member, had passed. It’s hard to imagine reopening after our pandemic closure without him. If one were drawing one of our cinemas from memory, it would be incomplete without a little Bill figure in one of the front few rows.
From Managing Director Chris Day:
Bill has been, unarguably, t…