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Winter 2021: VIRTUAL
A year-round showcase of award-winning documentaries and filmmakers.
The 18th Annual Reel Voices Film Festival runs from Fall 2020-Summer 2021. 
Films will be added throughout the year. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 

Info: Roberta Panjwani, Reel Voices Coordinator

(201) 670-5600, ext. 132

The Antidote

Thurs, Jan 7 at 8:30pm 
Live Virtual Q&A with Directors John Hoffman and Kahane Cooperman

Join The Antidote award-winning directors John Hoffman and Kahane Cooperman
(2020; US; NR; 1h28mm) aims to drive a national conversation about the roles that kindness, decency, compassion and respect play in a civilized, democratic society. 
The Antidote Official Website

Stream the Film in 2 Ways
1. Stream the film for free at the link below anytime on Wed-Thurs, Jan 6-7: 

Link: https://f.io/_jDd4Am3
Password: k1ndn3ss  

2. Stream now on Amazon Prime. 

Questions? Contact Roberta:  RPanjwani@ridgewoodlibrary,org

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

Friday, Jan 15: Screening & Live Virtual Q&A

Cosponsored by the MLK Celebration Committee

Screening: 7pm
Watch with the group or at your convenience. The film is available to stream for free on Kanopy with your RPL card. 
THROUGH A LENS DARKLY (2014; US; NR; 1h32m). The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, this film probes the recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost.

Nominee, Best Documentary

Emmy Award & Sundance Film Festival

8:30pm: Live Virtual Q&A with Reverend Mack Brandon

  • Professor, Ramapo College. Research in the intersection of music, international education, religion and cultural/political movement.

  • Pastor, A.M.E. (African Methodist Episcopal) Zion Church

  • Facilitator of Wednesday Night Zoom with Mack, a weekly exploration of Community Concerns with Community Voices

A Small Act

Info: Roberta Panjwani, Reel Voices Coordinator

(201) 670-5600, ext. 132

Sunday, Feb 21 at 2pm: Screening and Live Q&A with Director Jennifer Arnold

2pm: Screening of A Small Act
(2010; US; NR; 1h28m) 

One good deed can transform an entire life. When Hilde Back, a Holocaust survivor, sponsored the primary school education of Chris Mburu from her home in Sweden, his life in Kenya was forever changed. A Harvard graduate and prominent human rights lawyer, Mburu hopes to replicate the generosity he once received by founding a scholarship fund to aid a new generation of Kenyan children.

Nominee, Best Documentary

Emmy Award

Sundance Film Festival

3:30pm: Live virtual Q&A

with Director Jennifer Arnold

Jennifer Arnold is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning director, writer and producer whose projects span wide-ranging subjects and formats. Her independent and documentary work has premiered at prestigious festivals around the world, including four separate appearances at Sundance. Arnold’s feature documentary A SMALL ACT (HBO) is the winner of the Humanitas Prize, a NAMIC Vision Award, multiple festival prizes, and has been nominated for the Best Documentary Emmy Award. In television, Arnold has directed on comedy and drama series for Showtime, FX, ABC, NBC, Fox and TVLand including SHAMELESS, THE L-WORD: GENERATION Q, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE, YOUNGER and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE to name just a few. She attended UCLA’s Graduate Film School and studied African History as an undergrad at UCLA and University of Nairobi. 

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