Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival 2017
The 24th Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival is pleased to present its spring season, "Endings/Beginnings" Whether art or entertainment, documentary or fiction, movies experiment with--and at times manipulate-- our sense of reality. It is often through the process of entering into a film and emerging from it that the shock of a cultural experience is most apparent. Embracing a range of genres, styles and techniques, our screenings interrogate the ways movies begin and end, proposing that openness to cinema's surprising moments may lead us to unexpected places. In so doing, the festival suggests the power of cinema to engage and mobilize in times of crisis.
Presented by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Catherine Portuges and Shawn Shimpach Co-Curators; Assistant Curators: Daniel Pope and Barry Spence.