What a week! The long wait is over and the long-awaited relief is here! I have been to
many hotels in my years in Philadelphia, but I’ve never been to the now-famous, Four Seasons Landscaping Company.
For those of you who want to look ahead at our Cinematic Conversations line-up, you can go to the DVF website to see what we have set up from this Wednesday until the new year. This Wednesday at 7:30, we have a special conversation for Veteran’s Day about
the film The Trail of Chicago 7 which you can find on Netflix. Our conversation will be with Gordon Quinn, the founding member and artistic director of Kartemquin Films in Chicago who will also be joined by Nancy Kurshan, who was in the room and has first-hand knowledge of what went on during the trial and convention. There will be much discussion of what really happened.
If you have time, you might want to watch the animated documentary
The Chicago 10, and Haskell Wexler’s and American Revolution 2.
I know I am giving you lots of homework for a weekday but if you just watch the main film you will want to see the others later. Here is the link (if you’ve attended before, it’s the same link and password: 282459) and info on our Facebook page
In the weeks ahead, we have Rumble, David Byrnes’ American Utopia, and Robocop.
Meanwhile, Frame of Mind on KERA has a great episode coming up on Thursday night at 10:30. We are featuring some really great short films that were shown at the Fort Worth
Indie Showcase over the last few years. There is a documentary, three narratives shorts, and one animated film. They are all-powerful and inspiring. You can read more about them and hear them talk about their films here.
Please stay safe this week. Be vigilant and careful. I know we’ve been quarantining for a long time, but the slightest mistake could be disastrous.
Stay home, watch The Queen’s Gambit or all the Chicago 7, 8, 9 films you can. The weather is great, so go out for a hike before it gets too cold.
See you all on Wednesday night.