Irish Film on Halloween Available Online

A bi-lingual film about the origins of Halloween has won     Best Short Documentary Award at the Underground Film Festival in Cork, Ireland last week-end. http://www.undergroundshortfilmfestival.com/#!official-selection-2015/c3kj The festival screened 122  films in 15 categories, with entries from 35 countries.   The film, Spiorad na Samhna -- Spirit of Samhain -- can be viewed at:  https://vimeo.com/101398600 Ed Pawson, … Continue reading Irish Film on Halloween Available Online

Nanni Moretti Films: Review and Classroom Suggestions

We Have a Pope (“Habemus Papem”). Directed by Nanni Moretti. 104 minutes (U.S. release 2012) Sacher Films, Fandango, Le Pacte, joint production. In Italian with subtitles.  Nanni Moretti’s 2011 film We Have a Pope, shows the strong feelings that attach to the pope and papacy, and worldly, spiritual, and human aspects of choosing a new pope. Although … Continue reading Nanni Moretti Films: Review and Classroom Suggestions

Films on Cuban and Cuban-American Life

Two new documentary films explore Cuban and Cuban-American life. Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories (57 minutes) highlights the historical journey of an Afro-Cuban-American family, from Jamaica, to Cuba, to the Bronx.  Diana, Ruben, and Pablo reveal stories of growing political awareness, overcoming the dangers of the streets, and coming into their own as Afro-Latinos in the 1960s … Continue reading Films on Cuban and Cuban-American Life