The 25th Brooklyn Film Festival 2022, “Unthinkable,” is at Windmill Studios in Greenpoint, and Union Docs in Williamsburg, and online Fri, Jun 3-12, 2022. From $10. Full Pass $35. brooklynfilmfestival.org 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇱🇫🇷🇬🇫🇮🇳🇮🇱🇮🇹🇲🇽🇵🇭🇵🇷🇪🇸
25th Brooklyn Film Festival 2022
The Festival started all the way back in 1998. Oy vey! A 25th anniversary is a big deal. This edition features around 150 premieres. You can see from the many Latin flags that this is a very international film festival, a reflection of Brooklyn itself.
This year’s theme, “Unthinkable,” is about the polarization in American society. When truth is buried by all sorts of unrealities designed to stir emotions with no regard for the consequences, filmmakers have a greater responsibility to focus on the truth.
If Americans lose our shared truth, what are we?
The 18th KidsFilmFest is online during the Brooklyn Film Festival and in person at Windmill Studios on Sat, Jun 4 at 1pm. There are two programs, one for ages 3-7 and another for ages 8-15.
Life has changed so much in our lifetimes that it’s sometimes hard to know how to parent. Cinema creates opportunities to explore with our children, what it’s like growing up American today.
These are some of the narrative feature film highlights.
“Welcome Violeta!” is Fernando Fraiha’s 2021 Brazilian/Argentine film about going too deep in character acting in the Andes.
“Pedro Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” is Laís Bodanzky’s 2021 Brazilian/Portuguese film about how Pedro, the former emperor of Brazil gains strength to challenge is brother from a sea voyage with all kinds of people.
“Grain” is Alex Contell and Tommaso Sacconi’s 2021 Italian/Spanish film about grainy analog filmmaking (how we used to do it).