[Marxism] Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Jan 14 17:01:59 MST 2020

Last November, I discovered a new source of progressive documentaries in 
New York as a result of covering the Other Israel Film Festival at the 
Marlene Meyerson JCC. Now, only two months later, the JCC is presenting 
another important film festival called the Cinematters: NY Social 
Justice Film Festival. Opening this Thursday and running through Monday, 
January 20th, it features nine documentaries with one narrative film on 
the closing night, the newly released “Harriet,” a biopic about Harriet 
Tubman. After having seen five of the documentaries, I recommend the 
entire film festival to New Yorkers since it is an antidote to the 
mind-numbing crap featured in your local cineplex. Given the political 
stakes we face in a decaying capitalist society, these are the sorts of 
films that help orient you to the real struggles taking place in the USA.


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