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Attention Audiences – A Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead Film Review (And Don’t Forget Your Masks When You See the Film): Director Skye Wallin’s AMERICAN GADFLY

“Generation Z, they’ve grown up in a world where every system is broken. They were young when the 2008 financial crisis hit, they saw the invasion of Iraq and the invasion of Afghanistan, climate crisis. And so they know some sort of radical change, some sort of revolutionary change is imminent and it’s necessary” – Maurice Gravel’s Campaign Manager, David Oks.

Review by Gregg W. Morris

Film Update: klutz.

After a successful premiere at Dances With Films, Michelle Bossy’s short film – klutz. – starring Malka Wallick, produced by Girl Gang Production(s) is screening at several additional and upcoming film festivals.

2021 72 Hour Shootout Premiere Dedicated to Actor, Writer Howard Fong

The Film Lab’s 17th annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition premiered its winning films at the Asian American International Film Festival, celebrating and empowering voices and stories too often marginalized by mainstream media. For the first time in its history, the premiere was dedicated to an individual: Actor, Writer Howard Fong. By Gregg W. Morris

Main Slate Selections for 59th New York Film Festival (September 29 to October 10) – Part 1

Thirty features including new films from Pedro Almodóvar, Jane Campion, Jonas Carpignano, Joel Coen, Julia Ducournau, Bruno Dumont, Michelangelo Frammartino, Rebecca Hall, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Mia Hansen-Løve, Todd Haynes, Joanna Hogg, Hong Sangsoo, Tatiana Huezo, Radu Jude, Alexandre Koberidze, Kira Kovalenko, Nadav Lapid, Pietro Marcello, Avi Mograbi, Radu Muntean, Francesco Munzi, Gaspar Noé, Panah Panahi, Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Alice Rohrwacher, Céline Sciamma, Joachim Trier, Anisia Uzeyman, Paul Verhoeven, Apichatpong Weerasethaukul, Saul Williams, and Ramon and Silvan Zürcher.
By Gregg W. Morris, WORD Editor, Publisher

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead Film Review
THE MEANING OF HITLER – An Inquiry into Decades of Cultural Fascination with the Nazi Leader and the Ramifications of Such a Fascination on Present Day Politics

THE MEANING OF HITLER’s bravura cinematography and deft use of visuals – such as animation, graphics, vintage news reels, Hollywood and foreign movie footage, social media visuals – as well as interviews with historians and writers speaking with a believe-it-or-not-if-you-dare tempo about a truth, a whole truth and nothing but that truth – resulted in a sweeping panoramic documentary with prophetic and apocalyptic tones about the Who, What, Where, When, Why & How of the never-ending macabre fascination with Hitler.
By Gregg W. Morris

Late, Late Breaking Cinematic News
2021 Bentonsville Film Festival Led by Academy Award® Winning Actress Geena Davis Launches August 2

An annual cinematic event and globally recognized platform that aims to amplify female, non-binary, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and people with disabilities’ voices in entertainment. The week-long Festival, presented by the Bentonville Film Foundation, in partnership with founding sponsor Walmart and presenting sponsor Coca-Cola, is known for its dedication to championing marginalized and underrepresented voices in film with 65 percent of the competition titles directed by women, giving voice to directors who are  71 percent female, 75 percent BIPOC or AAPI and 33 percent LGBTQIA+.”
By Gregg W. Morris