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Alita: Battle Angel

In the festival’s first blog of the year, Alexandra Nakelski discusses the shortcomings of Robert Rodriguez’s latest…. Alita: Battle Angel

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Joseph Pilato

Yesterday, one of the greatest villains of horror history passed away, Joe Pilato. Encapsulating the antithesis of the military heroes of the Reagan-era…it is no wonder George Romero’s Day of the Dead did not find an audience until well after

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US Review

I taught a class on Apocalyptic Films in Port Townsend Washington back in 2013…and can tell you one of the greatest joys of teaching is keeping in touch with students and knowing that you made a difference in each other’s lives. Some of my students continued on to careers in the film industry, others went another route…regardless they know that film is a cultural artifact that can be decoded allowing us to further understand the era in which it is made, the ideologies it represents or criticizes and how it resonates with spectators, thus creating mutual meaning. AN

US- (Dir. Jordan Peele, 2019)

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Kurdistan, Art The Realistic Relation Between the both

The Manifesto Film Festival is thrilled to present this fascinating blog crafted by Chiman Salih, highlighting the intrinsic link between Kurdish culture and magnificent art.

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Henk Conn

EXTRA EXTRA! Read all about it! ManifestoFF Alumni, Henk Conn, director of Occupy Los Angeles, went on to run for Mayor of Long Beach! Read about his epic journey here! And remember to fight for what you believe is right!

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A Brief History of a Young Kurdish Cinema

We are so lucky to have teamed up with the International Peace Festival in Erbil Kurdistan to bring some of the best films they have to offer here to our program this year. The Director, Jano Rosebiani has written a thorough survey for your better understanding into “Young Kurdish Cinema”

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