It’s A Wrap: TRUE/FALSE Film Festival 2022 – Diane Carson reports

This year’s cavalcade of films, some evoking sober realization of somber events, others amusing, all of them enlightening, is a credit to the True/False programmers. Expansive in topics, their selections hail from Bosnia to Brazil, Poland to Vietnam, Chicago to Croatia, Lebanon to Mexico. Exceptional and memorable, they encourage a profound and critical awareness that we do inhabit one world in all its glorious beauty and with its challenging problems that only we all can solve when we work together for a better, more just acceptance of all the cultures and people.

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BOYS STATE – Review by Diane Carson

Directors Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss capture today’s politics in a microcosm through their documentary Boys State, a spirited, unpredictable look at the 2018 Texas Boys State experience. a week-long event where eleven hundred 17-year-olds, arbitrarily assigned to the fictional Federalists or Nationalists group, square off in representative elections, the most consequential for Boys State Governor.

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THE HOTTEST AUGUST – Review by Diane Carson

Director Brett Story realizes that ordinary individuals regularly offer revealing, poignant comments about today’s issues, including politics and climate change. And so, in 2017, for a month, during what was billed as the hottest New York City August on record, she asked an eclectic assortment of men and women one question, “What are your hopes for the future?”

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